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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Based in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen, Antler Nordics offers programs that support founders or teams from the beginning of their startup journey.
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.
Ran out of Madrid, Antler Spain offers startup programs dedicated to supporting early founders or existing teams, from the ground up.
Antler Singapore offers pre-launch programs, dedicated to supporting founders at the very start of their journey—pre-idea, pre-team, or pre-seed.
Based in São Paulo, Antler Brazil offers pre-launch programs to assist entrepreneurs in forming teams and building businesses, from the beginning.
Located in Paris, Antler France offers founder programs that will support you from the very beginning. This includes pre-team and even pre-idea.
Based in Nairobi, Antler Kenya offers pre-seed programs dedicated to early founders, existing teams or individuals determined to be an entrepreneur.
Ran out of London, Antler UK offers prelaunch programs to support founders find their co-founder, develop their idea and launch a business.
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.
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.
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.
Located in Bengaluru, Antler India is invests in the range of $500K in pre-seed startups.
Based out of Austin, Boulder and New York, Antler US offers Residency programs to support new founders and existing teams, from the earliest stages.
Based in Amsterdam, Antler Netherlands offers pre-seed programs that support founders or existing teams from the start, even before you have an idea.
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.
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.
Must-read articles from Antler
Browse our collection of founder stories, industry insights, and latest startup successes from Antler
Sarah Hilmy: Inspiring friends and families to discover the world together
“Holidays are a way for you to enrich your own life. It's about going out and experiencing things that you otherwise wouldn't experience in your everyday life, trying new food, meeting new people, and just learning more about the world in a first-hand way.” —Sarah Hilmy, co-founder of travel platform Oddysee.
50 creators to watch in 2023
As the creator economy continues to grow, expand, and evolve, we've curated a list of 50 exciting leaders to watch in this space. Influencers. Journalists. Operators at prominent creator-related platforms. Founders. These are the players—seen and unseen—who underpin the global creator ecosystem.
Sharon Li & Vanessa Chen: Empowering employees to be their healthiest and most productive selves
“People sometimes think the emotional and professional are conflicting, but what we believe is when people love their organization, the emotional value will actually make them productive. It will make them give their full self to the organization and make the organization grow for the long term.” —Sharon Li, co-founder and CEO of CHOYS
The 2023 Creator Economy: A new direction
Our creator economy insights series—starting with our ultimate guide to the creator economy in May 2021—has tracked the explosion of a sector that upended the professional aspirations of the next generation. Today, as uncertainty and macroeconomic challenges pervade, how are creators pivoting and what does it mean for the sector's future?
Piet Hein van Dam: The seasoned data entrepreneur aiming to eradicate type 2 diabetes
Our content series "It All Starts with People" delves into the passions, motivations, and vision of the exceptional founders we have the privilege of partnering with around the world. Bringing a clarity of vision to our latest spotlight is Piet Hein van Dam, co-founder of Clear, the award-winning digital self-help tool for diabetes patients.
Unpacking the $80+ billion ONDC opportunity: India’s next startup catalyst
India's approach to unbundle payments made the world look up and take notice. Now it's time to disrupt commerce with the Open Network for Digital Commerce or ONDC. In our latest Theory of Next deep dive we mapped, researched, and reached out to every network participant live on ONDC right now.
And we're excited to share with you a comprehensive what could be India's next unicorn catalyst with inputs from Vibhor Jain (COO of ONDC), Sujith Nair (Founding member of Beckn Protocol), and founders building on ONDC!
Co-authored by Nitin Sharma (Partner, Antler) and Gokul Kumaravelu.
Five steps investors can take to support more diverse founders
Despite growing calls to create a more inclusive venture capital ecosystem and remove the barriers to entrepreneurship, only a fraction of funding is raised by founders from underrepresented communities.
The first step towards change is quantifying the challenge. While in-depth research has been conducted about women founders and founders from ethnic minority backgrounds, data has never existed about tech founders from the LGBTQ+ community—until now.
A record year for Europe's leading day zero investor
A look back at 2022, a record year for the leading day zero investor in Europe—showcasing investment activity and key predictions for the early-stage tech ecosystem in 2023.