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FAST TRACK SCALING

FOR PURPOSE-DRIVEN FOUNDERS

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INTRODUCING ROCKSTART AGRIFOOD

Rockstart AgriFood gives you access to scale your business and helps drive the transformation to a regenerative and sustainable future. We shortcut your financing journey through domain focused mentorship and market introductions, customised content continuing with co-investments up to Series B.

Rockstart is a global accelerator-VC empowering purpose-driven founders. Through our €18+ million fund focused on AgriFood startups we are dedicated to finding and investing in top tier founders. We empower early-stage startups going from early market validation to becoming market-leading companies, starting with our accelerator program and continuing with our co-investments.

Rockstart AgriFood is for (pre-)seed stage startups with a focus on agtech and foodtech (agrifood), who can show signs of traction (commercial, academic or other) and aspire to take a structured approach towards scaling the business. Your startup can be pre or post-revenue. Our customized program runs for five months, online and onsite (if local health regulations allow in Copenhagen and Amsterdam).

  • February 15 Applications Open
  • April 22 Applications Closed
  • June 1 — 3 Selection Days
  • From end of June Finalists Announced

What founders say

  • "Rockstart AgriFood stands out amongst competitors because there is a connecting theme for the startups, the huge support, the validation to other investors that a long due diligence process has been made and the potential co-investment."
    • Solveig Felbo - CEO
  • "From the coaching sessions to mentor meetings, ecosystem events to investor dinners, Rockstart has a good structure for getting you introduced to people who can make a difference. It helped mould our business and also raise a round in the process."
    • Keenan Pinto - CEO
  • "Rockstart AgriFood is the best program I have ever been part of. The whole team has a single goal, to go all in to support every start-up. Moreover, access to experienced mentors has helped us to move to the next stage."
    • Deepak Kumar - CEO
  • "I thought it's going to be a waste of time and equity. I must say that the Rockstart AgriFood is the best program we have ever participated in as a company."
    • Asaf Levi - CEO

Improving our food system

Our purpose is to fund the transformation to a regenerative and sustainable future.

We back impactful and scalable solutions led by passionate founders, leveraging emerging technologies and new business models that improve our food supply system from soil to gut.

  • REGENERATIVE & FUTURE-PROOF PRODUCTION

    Restoring our soils and oceans to become powerhouses for CO2 capture with balanced production, whilst driving connectivity for smarter decisions.

  • RESPONSIBLE & CIRCULAR PROCESS & DISTRIBUTION

    Creating value from wasted food, reducing food loss, and preserving food with smart, sustainable and compostable solutions - it’s time to unlock this value and reduce CO2.

  • QUANTIFIABLE FOOD
    CONSUMPTION

    Providing consumers with better access to sustainable, nutritious and trustworthy food that tastes good and does good.

Contributing to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Using emerging technologies

Rockstart brings access to capital, market, expertise and community

Through our €18+ million fund focused on AgriFood startups we are dedicated to finding, investing in, and empowering top tier founders. Our customized program runs for five months, online and onsite (if local health regulations allow) in Copenhagen and Amsterdam. The program includes intense workshops, mentorship, 1:1 sessions, introduction to investors and corporates, several events and a memorable Demo Day. During the program, founders dive deep into financials, sales, marketing, fundraising, and pitching, among other business areas.

  • Capital

    • €18M+ Fund Size
    • 19 Portfolio Size
    • 7+ Countries Investor Base
    • 4 Investor Events
    • Pre-seed to Series B
  • Expertise

    • 60+ Domain Mentors
    • 45+ Workshops & Sessions
    • 100+ Consultancy Hours
  • Market

    • 3x Country Offices
    • 50+ Corporate Connections
  • Community

    • 238 Startups
    • 42 Countries
    • P2P Community Platform
    • 46k SoMe Reach

INITIAL INVESTMENT

  • €100,000

    convertible loan investment from our fund

  • €65,000

    acceleration program services costs

  • €35,000

    net cash proceeds to your company

Investing up to 50% in the next round, co-investing with the lead investor. Rockstart can continue to co-invest up to Series B.

TRACK RECORD

Rockstart has been empowering high potential tech startups since 2011. We have invested in startups across the major disruptive tech trends, from marketplaces and consumer apps to big data, IoT, and AI. We have established offices in the Netherlands, Denmark and Colombia.

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