Sjors Hooijen © Tech2Be

Rockstart, an international early-stage investor and accelerator, has made an investment in Brabant-based company Tech2B through its Emerging Tech fund.  Innovation Origins rewarded Tech2B with a Gerard & Anton Award in 2020. Tech2B developed a marketplace where machinery manufacturers can quickly offer parts to manufacturing companies.

Industry 4.0

The investment fund, which is backed by Vækstfonden (Danish Sovereign Wealth Fund), family office De Hoge Dennen, several tech entrepreneurs, founding Rockstart alumni and other informal investors, focuses primarily on sectors such as Industry 4.0 & Advanced Analytics, Smart Societies, Digital Health, Data Privacy/Security and more general applications. The Tech2B platform prepares the ever-changing design and manufacturing industry for the future. A secure, cloud-based environment increases transparency and enables focus on process optimization and clear communication between parties.

Market leader

Rockstart has invested in more than 300 start-ups to date. The value of their alumni exceeds $1 billion. Rockstart has realized successful exits such as 3D Hubs, Wercker, Bouw7, iClinic and in 2021, Brincr and

“Our primary goal at Tech2B was to find a strategic investor, and we found that with Rockstart. As a community builder, we have become a market leader in the Dutch manufacturing industry in a short period of time. Together with Rockstart, we want to continue this journey and transform our startup into a mature European market player through their acceleration program, expertise and network,” said Tech2B CEO Sjors Hooijen.

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