Rockstart AgriFood

FAST TRACK SCALING FOR PURPOSE-DRIVEN FOUNDERS

Overview

Apr 22
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Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand
Agribusiness, Food production, Healthcare, ICT, Waste management and recycling
12. Responsible Consumption and Production, 13. Climate Action, 14. Life Below Water, 15. Life on Land, 2. Zero Hunger, 3. Good Health and Well-being, 6. Clean Water and Sanitation

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 focussed mentorship and market introductions, customized 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).


TIMELINE


INTRODUCING OUR FOOD SYSTEMS

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

  • NEW PACKAGING SOLUTIONS
  • PERSONALISATED FOOD
  • ALTERNATIVE PROTEINS
  • CIRCULARITY & UPCYCLING
  • SMELL & FLAVOUR DATA
  • NUTRITION TECH
  • CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE
  • SATELLITE IMAGING
  • CONNECTED CONSUMER
  • GRANULAR DATA CAPTURE
  • TOOLS TO ENABLE AUTOMATION
  • SMART FULFILMENT & LOGISTICS

ROCKSTART BRINGS ACCESS TO CAPITAL, MARKET, EXPERTISE AND COMMUNITY

Through our EUR 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.

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