All of us at Rockstart are thrilled to welcome Anne Mette Frejsel as Chief Operating Officer (COO). With a background spanning strategy, sales, and operations, Anne Mette is set to work closely with Rockstart’s CEO, Rune Theill, as we enhance our support for early-stage founders and professionalize our operations.
Anne Mette’s impressive resume includes senior roles at TDC NET, NKT, Maersk Group Strategy, and Maersk Growth in Denmark, along with her experience as a scientist with the European Space Agency during her Ph.D. research in Astrophysics. Her appointment aligns with Rockstart’s commitment to empowering early-stage startups in the domains of AgriFood, Energy, and Emerging Technologies, providing them with capital, market access, expertise, and a supportive community.
Rune Theill, CEO and Co-founder of Rockstart, is excited about Anne Mette’s role in advancing the organization’s mission:
“We have entered a new age of VC investments and startup acceleration, and Anne Mette’s appointment is a pivotal step in our efforts to further professionalize and better support purpose-driven founders on their journey to drive positive change, both environmental and societal. We are at an inflection point, and I firmly believe that many of the world’s most impactful companies will be built out of Europe throughout the next decades. In the context of getting more startups off the ground, Rockstart plays a crucial role as we continue to support early-stage founders, and Anne Mette brings an unique skill set ranging from high-level strategy to hands-on operations, which will allow us to scale our impact even further. ”
As Anne Mette Frejsel steps into the COO position at Rockstart, the organization is poised for growth and innovation. Her unique blend of skills, combined with Rockstart’s commitment to fostering innovation and supporting purpose-driven founders, positions the company to continue driving positive change on a global scale. She shares:
“Rockstart’s mission and purpose resonates deeply with me, and I am excited to have the opportunity to work alongside Rune and the talented team to drive the next stage of growth. Rockstart has a portfolio of highly skilled and driven founders. A key objective for me in my role as COO is to drive value for both current and future cohorts of purpose-driven entrepreneurs. I look forward to leveraging best practices from my experience in larger organizations alongside an entrepreneurial approach to make an impact through our accelerator and operations.“
Welcome to the team, Anne Mette!