Rockstart Accelerator

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Bjorn Brekel Don Ritzen James Digby Koen Wagemakers Oscar Kneppers Rune Theill Susana Aru00e9valo


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Total investments 188
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 164
Rounds per year 17.09
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 12
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • E-Commerce
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology

Rockstart Accelerator appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2011. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in The Netherlands. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Amsterdam.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Rockstart Accelerator, startups are often financed by Start-Up Chile, Vitulum Ventures, Tola Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Vitulum Ventures, Tola Capital, Notion. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Marcel Beemsterboer, DOEN Participaties, Arthur Kosten.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 13 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. When the investment is from Rockstart Accelerator the average startup value is 1-5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year. Opposing the other organizations, this Rockstart Accelerator works on 22 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

The current fund was established by Bjorn Brekel, Don Ritzen, James Digby, Koen Wagemakers, Oscar Kneppers, Rune Theill. The overall number of key employees were 1.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight PastBook, Syndy, Deskbookers. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - The Netherlands. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Mobile, Apps. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Tractor Junction

$5M27 Apr 2022 India, Rajasthan, India


Information Technology
Renewable Energy
Wind Energy
$5M06 Apr 2022 Porto, North, Portugal


Facilities Support Services
Information Technology
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
$666K17 Mar 2022 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands


Information Technology
$3M18 Feb 2022 -

GreenPod Labs

Food and Beverage
$526K15 Feb 2022 Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Information Services
Information Technology
$2M14 Dec 2021 Gurugram, Haryana, India


Customer Service
Electric Vehicle
Online Portals
$944K23 Nov 2021 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands


Food and Beverage
$830K12 Nov 2021 Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca, Colombia


Food and Beverage
Machine Learning
Waste Management
$1M08 Nov 2021 South Bend, Indiana, United States


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