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Rockstart Accelerator

Rockstart is an early stage investor.
Rockstart Accelerator
Leadership team

Don Ritzen (Founder)

Oscar Kneppers (Founder)

Koen Wagemakers (Founder)

Rune Theill  (Founder)

Headquarters
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
Year stablished
2011
Address
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
Social Media
Summary

Rockstart is an early stage investor that empowers purpose-driven founders across three domains: Energy, AgriFood and Emerging Technologies.


History

Rockstart was founded by Oscar Kneppers, Koen Wagemakers, Rune Theill and Don Ritzen in 2011. In 2012, first accelerator launched in the TomTom building, Amsterdam. First Rockstart Demo Day in Amsterdam, Rockstart wins prize as best investor. In 2015, Digital Health Accelerator launches. Postcron gets acquired by Socialtool.me. In 2017, 2017 AI Accelerator launched. Rockstart Colombia launched, too. In 2012, ten year anniversary, 3D Hubs acquired for $330m, iClinic acquired for €29m, Brincr acquired by Visma, Final close AgriFood fund at €22m.


Goals and Purpose

Rockstart invests in early-stage startups and provides access to capital, market, and expertise by connecting founders with co-investors, mentors, partners, and the wider Rockstart network.


Impact

Rockstart has invested in more than 260 startups and its alumni value to date is more than $1bn. Rockstart is an international team of 40+ professionals dedicated to empowering purpose-driven founders to become scalable and drive positive change on a global scale. Rockstart has notable exits such as Wercker, Bouw7, iClinic, and in 2021, 3D Hubs and Brincr. The company has offices in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Copenhagen, Denmark and Bogota, Colombia.


References
Rockstart Accelerator
Leadership team

Don Ritzen (Founder)

Oscar Kneppers (Founder)

Koen Wagemakers (Founder)

Rune Theill  (Founder)

Headquarters
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
Year stablished
2011
Address
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
Social Media