Funding a regenerative and sustainable future.

Our mission is to empower founders to drive positive change at a global scale. Today, we highlight 10+ years of impact through our dedicated accelerator and three funds: AgriFood, Energy, and Emerging Tech.

Our goals and approach to ESG

In 2022, 93% of Rockstart’s portfolio companies were engaged in activities that met the EU Taxonomy criteria, holding significant potential to contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Mitigating & adapting to climate change

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions to at least 55% below 1990 levels by 2030.
  • Achieve 40% renewable energy generation in 2030.
  • Restore Europe’s forests, soils, wetlands, and peatlands, increasing absorption of CO2.
  • Aim to remove -310 Mt natural carbon by 2030.

Future-proofing society

  • Protect the health and wellbeing of citizens from environment-related risks and impact.
  • Adapt EU society to the unavoidable impacts of climate change by 2050.

Accelerating purpose driven founders to scale sustainably

  • Train at least 200 startups on ESG and Impact via Rockstart accelerator programs by 2030.
2022 Highlights


AgriFood investments


Energy investments


Emerging Tech investments


Raised by our startups

Startup Stories

Our portfolio companies have made important achievements in terms of positive impact.


Sympower drives the transition to a fully renewable energy system by leveraging the flexibility of electric assets in various industries. They are actively offsetting emissions, maintain a gender balance in their workforce, and encourage employee volunteering. With a strong average employee satisfaction score and ESG awareness sessions, they foster a positive internal culture.
  1. Impact Measurement: Began measuring impact in 2020
  2. Emission Offsetting: Actively offsets emissions through
  3. Certified B Corporation since 2020


Willicroft leads the way in sustainable dairy solutions. They transitioned from cashews to white bean-based alternatives, reducing emissions and environmental impact, guided by their rigorous Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) system. Transparent comparisons with dairy and other plant-based cheese producers underscore their commitment.
  • CO2 Measurement: Emissions/product tracked from 2020 onwards.
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): Comprehensive system for measuring emissions.
  • Certified B Corporation since 2021

Annual Reports

While our dedication to early stage AgriFood, Energy, and Emerging Tech startups spans over a decade, we’re now taking our first stride in reporting their impact. We invite you to join us as we work towards a more sustainable future.

Sustainability Policies

Explore our commitment to sustainability through the Rockstart policies, encompassing our funds in AgriFood, Energy, and Emerging Tech.