Amsterdam based Rockstart ‘’The Global Startup Machine’, was founded in 2011 by Dutch serial entrepreneur Oscar Kneppers (formerly Emerce & Bright). The first Rockstart Accelerator program launched in 2012. Rockstart has accelerated 58 startups in 7 programs: 4 in the web & mobile domain, 2 focused on the smart energy industry and 1 in Digital Health currently underway. To date, over 70% of Rockstart alumni (including 3D Hubs and Peerby) have attracted over €24 million of funding from national and international angel and venture capital investors including Greylock Partners, Balderton Capital, XAnge Private Equity and Walvis Participaties.