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.

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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.

1,000+
Portfolio companies
$4.7B
Total portfolio value
8,000+
Antler founders
27
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.

Finland

Antler in Finland offers programs that support founders or teams from the beginning of their startup journey.

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Malaysia

Located in Kuala Lumpur, Antler in Malaysia offers pre-launch programs for individuals looking for co-founders and direct investments for startups.

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Middle East

Located in Dubai and Riyadh, Antler Middle East offers pre-seed programs for founders or existing teams from the start—pre-seed, pre-team or pre-idea.

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Sweden

Antler in Sweden offers programs that support founders or teams from the beginning of their startup journey.

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Norway

Antler in Norway offers programs that support founders or teams from the beginning of their startup journey.

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Denmark

Antler in Denmark offers programs that support founders or teams from the beginning of their startup journey.

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Japan

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

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Korea

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

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Canada

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

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Iberia

Run out of Madrid, Antler in Iberia offers startup residencies dedicated to supporting early founders or existing teams, from the ground up.

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Singapore

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

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Brazil

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

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France

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

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Kenya

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

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UK

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

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Indonesia

Located in Jakarta, Antler in Indonesia offers pre-launch programs for individuals looking for co-founders and direct investments for startups.

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Vietnam

Located in Ho Chi Minh, Antler in Vietnam offers offers pre-launch programs for individuals looking for co-founders & direct investments for startups.

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India

Antler invests in India's most extraordinary individuals from day zero to greatness.

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US

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

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Netherlands

Based in Amsterdam, Berlin and Munich, Antler in Central Europe support founders or existing teams from day zero to greatness.

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Australia

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

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Germany

Ran out of Berlin, Munich and Amsterdam, Antler Central Europe helps entrepreneurs find co-founder/s, develop ideas, and get buy-in for their vision.

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Antler expands into Queensland, Australia

Antler is charting a new course for innovation by expanding our presence in Australia. We are launching in Queensland and partnering with the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC).

Supported by the Queensland Government's Queensland Venture Capital Development Fund (QVCDF), the partnership is poised to transform the state's innovation sector. With a focus on bridging the early-stage funding gap, Antler and QIC are committed to attracting and nurturing the nation's top talent, driving forward Queensland's position on the global innovation stage.

Bridging startups and industry leaders to drive purposeful innovation

As Jeff Bezos once said: “What’s dangerous is to not evolve.” While most business leaders understand that stagnation is fatal, for a host of reasons established companies often struggle to innovate—purposefully and powerfully.

Antler’s Business Development and Collaborations Group helps global corporates drive innovation excellence through high value-generating collaborations with Antler’s 1,000+ (and growing) global startup portfolio. In our collaboration with Investa, a leading Australian real estate investment manager and developer, we are connecting them to our global community of founders and the cutting-edge solutions they are building.

Read more about the powerful outcomes that happen when ambitious startups and industry leaders come together.

The next wave of innovation: 27 industry trends set to define 2024

What will innovation look like as we move deeper into 2024? What are the biggest industry trends that will define the coming year?

We asked our global network of Antler Operators—founders, sector leaders, CxOs, and VPs from companies including Roblox, Airtable, Shopify, Spotify, Affirm, DoorDash, Uber, Hubspot, and more, who offer 1:1 advice to Antler portfolio companies, giving them extra firepower to help fast-track their growth.

Antler leads $5.1M pre-seed funding for 37 startups across Southeast Asia

This marks the highest number of pre-seed deals completed in a single round in the region.

Shaping sustainability in venture capital

Antler's third annual ESG and Impact Report discusses our commitment to sustainability as a strategic principle that's fundamental to the success of our firm, our portfolio companies, and broader society.

What's in store for day zero building in 2024?

A brand new year, teeming with possibility. What can founders building from day zero expect in 2024? Antler partners share their on-the-ground expectations for the coming year, including sector trends, big shifts in VC, and the biggest headwinds and tailwinds affecting founders around the world.

1,000+ investments from day zero

As 2023 draws to a close, we are proud to mark a special milestone: making our 1,000th investment in companies originating from Antler residencies around the world.

The people who drive progress: Antler founders in 2023

Antler's global community grew larger, stronger, and more impactful this year, now including 8,000 founders, 800 advisors, and 249 Antler team members in 27 offices worldwide. Here's how we moved the world forward together in 2023.