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Sympower secures €22 million of further VC investment to accelerate Europe's energy transition

Sympower, Rockstart 2016 portfolio company, has raised an oversubscribed €22 million investment round from a group of five venture capital funds to finance growth in low carbon grid-balancing se...

Micro Mobility Platform Lanterne raises €400K from Rockstart and a group of business angels

Rockstart announces its investment in Lanterne, an existing Rockstart portfolio company. The €400k seed round was raised from Rockstart alongside other co-investors.

Blade monitoring startup Fibersail raises €5m to reduce the cost of wind energy

Rockstart announces its investment into Fibersail, a Rockstart Energy portfolio company. The startup raised a €5m investment round led by alongside Rockstart, Innoenergy, Caixa Capital...

Rockstart Energy makes final close at €27m to boost the energy transition

Rockstart announces the closing of its Energy fund at €27m with the participation of founders, Rockstart 2013 alumni, and several mentors. The fund’s close exceeds its initial target.

EV charging platform Soolutions raises a €800k seed round from Rockstart and a consortium of angel investors

Rockstart announces its co-investment in Soolutions, a Rockstart Energy portfolio company. The €800k seed round was led by a consortium of angel investors with Rockstart as co-investor.

Eneco invests €3.75m in the Rockstart Energy Fund

Rockstart announces the investment of €3.75m into his Energy fund by Eneco. The Rockstart Energy fund was launched in 2020 and is targeting early stage startups contributing to the energy transition.

Mooofarm raises $13m in Series A round

Rockstart announces its co-investment in Mooofarm. The round was led Aavishkaar Capital and saw participation from Accel Partners, Aditya Birla Ventures, Navus Ventures and Alteria Capital.

ChefMe raises pre-seed round to strengthen its position as the Nordics leading private chefs platform

Rockstart announces its co-investment in ChefMe, a Rockstart AgriFood portfolio company. The €700k round was led by business angel investor Bjørn Bruun and HumanAct VC alongside Rockstart and Moonr...

Biotic raises €2m seed round to commodify biodegradable plastic materials

Rockstart announces its co-investment in Biotic, a Rockstart Agrifood portfolio company. The € 2m round was led by Paseo Rosalez, UM6P Ventures, The Yield Lab Asia Pacific, Norfolk Green Ventures, ...

Orderlion raises €4m to make the global B2B food supply chain more scalable

Rockstart announces its co-investment in Orderlion. The investment round was led by a new European VC alongside Rockstart with the participation from German early-stage investor seed + speed Ventur...

Peelo raises pre-seed round to extend food shelf life and cut down single-use plastic waste

Rockstar announces its co-investment in Peelo, a Rockstart Agrifood portfolio company. The startup plans to use the funding to further develop their products, expand the team, and enter new markets...

Innomy raises €1.3m to develop alternative protein sources based on mushrooms

Rockstart announces its investment in the Spanish food tech startup Innomy. The €1,3m round was led by Corporación Cervino, Zubi Capital, Eatable Adventures, the National Center for Technology and ...


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Boehringer Ingelheim joins Rockstart's New Health Leadership Program

Europe’s leading startup accelerator, Rockstart, is proud to announce the fruitful new collaboration with the research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim for the new Rockstart Heal...

Rockstart werkt samen met Sensire voor ‘Health Accelerator’ programma

Rockstart, Europa’s meest toonaangevende startup accelerator, kondigt met trots aan dat het voor hun gloednieuwe Rockstart Health Accelerator programma een productief nieuw partnerschap is aangegaa...

Rockstart Partners with Sensire for New Health Program

Europe’s leading startup accelerator, Rockstart, is proud to announce a fruitful new partnership with a prominent healthcare organization for their all-new Rockstart Health program. Sensire is one ...

No-code data analytics platform Forloop raises €875k round to democratize access to external data

Rockstart announces its investment in Forloop from its newly launched Emerging Tech fund. The startup plans to use the funding to grow its user base and enter new markets.

Rockstart launches its third fund to back emerging tech early stage startups

Rockstart announces the launch of its new fund - Rockstart Emerging Tech to fund early stage emerging technology startups and ideas that tackle urgent societal problems through tech-enabled solutions.

Unified VoC Analytics Platform Wonderflow, a Rockstart portfolio company, raises USD20 million

Rockstart announces that its 2014 portfolio company Wonderflow, a leading Unified VoC Analytics platform, has raised €16.5m (USD$20 million) of growth funding led by Toronto-based Klass Capital.

Rockstart’s portfolio company iClinic acquired by Afya Limited for €27.9m

Rockstart, a global accelerator-VC, announces the acquisition of iClinic, one of its portfolio companies from 2013. This exit gives Rockstart a 20+ times return on its investment in iClinic from 20...

Rockstart announces the top 10 startups from the 3rd edition of the AI 2019 program

After weeks of deliberation, Rockstart has finalized the selection and launched its 3rd AI accelerator program, which kicked off last Thursday night in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. Attendees ...

The Ørsted Propel program is now open for applications

Rockstart announces that the Ørsted Propel program is now open for applications. With a tailor-made program designed by Rockstart, the Propel program seeks to accelerate up to ten startups.

Rockstart and Ørsted partner to accelerate renewable energy startups as part of new Innovation Hub

Rockstart and Ørsted will collaborate to identify innovations for a future powered by renewable energy. The two companies will launch an accelerator program focused on energy system integration as ...

Rockstart and Green for Growth Fund launch Clim@ Scaler 2022

Rockstart has joined forces with Green Growth Fund to organize the first edition of Clim@ Scaler. Clim@ Scaler 2022 aims to boost impactful ventures addressing sustainability issues and looking to ...


The first edition of the ‘Feed the Future by Lely’ challenge is launched today and calls to the next generation of tech pioneers to innovate and feed the dairy industry with technology solutions. L...

Rockstart offers equity back guarantee following publication of impressive program ratings

Europe's premier startup accelerator Rockstart has delivered high-quality programs for several years offering unparalleled access to capital, market, community, and expertise to the program partici...

Rockstart is closing in on a €15m fund to invest in AgriFood startups

Rockstart is almost ready to close its first fund of €15 million for its AgriFood domain accelerator and fund. Staying true to its commitment to support and empower startups and provide unparallele...

Rockstart becomes a remote-first company

It took a global pandemic to accelerate remote working to where the world is today; nobody could have foreseen the profound impact that COVID-19 would have. For Rockstart, a global VC/Accelerator, ...

Rockstart leads the way with a new accelerator model with follow-on capital

Rockstart, one of Europe’s first accelerators, has upgraded its model to offer longer-term support for startups. Starting later this year, the company will add investments up until Series B to its ...

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