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

37+

AgriFood investments

24+

Energy investments

8+

Emerging Tech investments

€269m+

Raised by our startups

Startup Stories

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

Sympower

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 Klimate.co
  3. Certified B Corporation since 2020

Willicroft

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.