Find people and funding to build something great

Meet your co-founders, join our global community, and access capital to build and scale your company faster.

A clear advantage from day zero

We give you an edge from the very beginning. Build and scale your company faster with our global community of co-founders and access to talent, expert advisors, expansion support, and capital around the world.

Build your team

We are the best place on the planet to find exceptional co-founders. The people we work with are remarkable—out of more than 50,000 annual applicants, less than 5% are accepted to join our residencies.

Join our community

Our truly global community of founders, operators, investors, experts, and partner organizations moves you forward, faster—whether it’s helping you go to market or efficiently expand into a new geography.

Access capital

Antler is here to maximize your success for the entire life cycle of your company—from being your earliest backer to a long-term capital partner who provides follow-on funding and access to additional top VCs.

The world needs founders

Progress is not inevitable—the world needs talented, determined, and resilient people to make it happen. Join Antler and be part of a truly global community committed to making progress inevitable.

Launch now

Antler Residency

Join as an individual or team

We welcome individuals and teams at the very beginning of their startup journey—before the company is founded and even pre-idea.

Scale an existing company

We join forces with existing companies that have established teams and are seeking additional funding and support.

Not ready to build your startup?

Antler Academy

Antler Academy is a free online platform for new entrepreneurs. Unlock step-by-step playbooks and templates used by real founders who've launched venture-backed startups.

Antler is one of the most active early-stage investors

We have one of the largest communities of early-stage founders in the world—and a growing portfolio of game-changing companies that are creating jobs, contributing to GDP, and improving lives.

600+
Portfolio companies
$2.5B
Total portfolio value
5000+
Antler founders
23
Locations worldwide

Exceptional founders come from anywhere with any background

Talent is everywhere but opportunity is not. With locations across six continents, we ease the pathway to entrepreneurship so more talented people in all corners of the globe can start problem-solving companies.

Japan

Based in Tokyo, Antler Japan offers pre-launch programs. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or already building as a team, we can support you.

Go to Antler 
Japan

Korea

Antler Korea is based in Seoul. We offer pre-launch startup programs to help you build a team, validate an idea and maximize your chances at success.

Go to Antler 
Korea

Nordics

Based in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen, Antler Nordics offers programs that support founders or teams from the beginning of their startup journey.

Go to Antler 
Nordics

Canada

Located in Toronto, Antler Canada offers pre-launch programs to partner with founders looking for a co-founder as well as teams already in operation.

Go to Antler 
Canada

Spain

Ran out of Madrid, Antler Spain offers startup programs dedicated to supporting early founders or existing teams, from the ground up.

Go to Antler 
Spain

Singapore

Antler Singapore offers pre-launch programs, dedicated to supporting founders at the very start of their journey—pre-idea, pre-team, or pre-seed.

Go to Antler 
Singapore

Brazil

Based in São Paulo, Antler Brazil offers pre-launch programs to assist entrepreneurs in forming teams and building businesses, from the beginning.

Go to Antler 
Brazil

France

Located in Paris, Antler France offers founder programs that will support you from the very beginning. This includes pre-team and even pre-idea.

Go to Antler 
France

Kenya

Based in Nairobi, Antler Kenya offers pre-seed programs dedicated to early founders, existing teams or individuals determined to be an entrepreneur.

Go to Antler 
Kenya

UK

Ran out of London, Antler UK offers prelaunch programs to support founders find their co-founder, develop their idea and launch a business.

Go to Antler 
UK

Indonesia

Located in Jakarta, Antler Indonesia offers pre-seed programs. If you're an aspiring founder or already building as a team, we can support you.

Go to Antler 
Indonesia

Portugal

Based in Lisbon, we offer programs that can support founders from the earliest stages in building a startup. This includes pre-team and pre-idea.

Go to Antler 
Portugal

Vietnam

Based in Ho Chi Minh, Antler Vietnam offers pre-seed programs that support founders or existing teams from the start—pre-seed, pre-team or pre-idea.

Go to Antler 
Vietnam

India

Located in Bengaluru, Antler India is invests in the range of $500K in pre-seed startups.

Go to Antler 
India

US

Based out of Austin, Boulder and New York, Antler US offers Residency programs to support new founders and existing teams, from the earliest stages.

Go to Antler 
US

Netherlands

Based in Amsterdam, Antler Netherlands offers pre-seed programs that support founders or existing teams from the start, even before you have an idea.

Go to Antler 
Netherlands

Australia

Ran out of Sydney and Melbourne, Antler Australia offers pre-seed programs that will support you from the very beginning—pre-team or even pre-idea.

Go to Antler 
Australia

Germany

Ran out of Berlin, Antler Germany offers startup programs to help you find your co-founder/s, develop your idea, and get buy-in for your vision.

Go to Antler 
Germany

Must-read articles from Antler

Browse our collection of founder stories, industry insights, and latest startup successes from Antler

See articles
The 2022 Benelux Unicorn Founder Roadmap: How to build unicorns in Benelux

As everyone anticipates the next wave of ultra-successful companies in Benelux, what does it take to get there? What do the successful founders of Benelux unicorns look like? This report is an in-depth look at the Benelux startup ecosystem and its brightest stars. And above all, it is for anyone who is helping build the next 50 unicorns in Benelux.

The Angle: Why the long-term view is the hard but right one

The Angle is a new content series from Antler, featuring perspectives from our team members on the biggest events and trends impacting founders and early-stage investors today. Every article is that person's unique angle on a hot topic—what they see from their vantage point in one of our 25 offices around the globe—not Antler's stance. In our first edition, Jeff Becker draws lessons from the demise of FTX and turbulent tech moments in recent years. This article first appeared in Jeff's Monday Morning Meeting on Substack.

Jamie Bubb: The tech marketing venture developer connecting brands and content creators

Our new content series—"It All Starts with People"—delves into the passions, motivations, and vision of the exceptional founders we have the privilege of partnering wtih around the world. In our second spotlight, we sat down with Jamie Bubb, co-founder of Twirl, a remote content studio powered by top-quality creators that helps brands scale their content engines rapidly and cost-effectively.

Venture investing in the downturn

We are living two simultaneous realities: the uncertainty of the current downturn and the unstoppable wave of innovation disrupting every industry. Against this backdrop, Antler's Kevin Brennan shares perspectives on assessing your position in venture capital for the rest of 2022 and into 2023. Might 2023 be the best vintage for the coming decade?

Emilia Theye: The psychologist using AI to democratize access to mental health solutions

Antler was founded on the belief that people innovating is the key to building a better future. To honor them, we are launching a new content series—”It All Starts with People”—spotlighting the exceptional founders we have the privilege of partnering with around the world. Each story is a window into their passions, motivations, and vision—the reasons they are building and the positive dent they are aiming to make on the world.

In our first spotlight, we sat down with Emilia Theye, the co-founder of clare&me—a mental health app that uses language-based AI to develop an innovative approach to virtual self-help.

Backing founders from day zero to greatness

Today we are sharing our new brand that reflects that commitment and the reason Antler exists: to stand behind our founders from day zero and to keep backing them on their paths to greatness.

Seven ways founders can prioritize mental well-being as they build

Founders are the life force of the startup ecosystem. They give their all, betting on their seemingly “crazy” convictions and executing on abstract ideas that can potentially make our lives and work easier, faster, healthier, and better optimized.

But sometimes they do this to the detriment of their health. Being a founder means being beholden to customers, employees, and investors while balancing personal life. Often founders trade their stable, well-paying jobs to prioritize the restless inquisitivity of their mind. In the quest to answer the question “what if?”, they sometimes sacrifice their mental and physical health, only realizing the effects on their state of mind once they have impacted their ability to function as a leader. We have also seen how the mental pressure on founders can cause distress to those who depend on them for their livelihood and direction.

A fresh take on early-stage VC: Harvard Business School publishes a case study on Antler

Harvard Business School (HBS) recently published a case study about Antler’s fresh approach to early-stage venture capital. Antler Co-Founder Fridtjof Berge shares thoughts on how the case sparks discussion about the best ways to identify and support great people anywhere on earth.