MAKING PROGRESS
INEVITABLE

Antler is the investor backing the world’s most driven founders, from day zero to greatness.

Founded on the belief that people innovating is the key to building a better future, Antler partners with exceptional founders across six continents to launch and scale startups that address meaningful opportunities and challenges.

Knowing that exceptional founders can come from anywhere with any background, we have offices in 25 cities across six continents, including Austin, New York, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Bangalore, Jakarta, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, and Sydney.

Our global community of builders, investors, operators, experts, and partner organizations backs people from the very start of their founder journey—pre-team or even pre-idea. Since 2018, we have helped create and invested in more than 600 startups across a wide range of industries and technologies, with the goal of backing more than 6,000 by 2030.

A better future will not happen automatically—the world needs determined, ambitious, and resilient founders to build it. We are committed to supporting them and pursuing our vision of making progress inevitable.

THE PRINCIPLES THAT GUIDE US

Founders first

We obsess about making our founders successful

Build our people

By developing each other, we build leaders that define the future

100% ownership

No excuses—own up and get it done

Best idea wins

We are a meritocracy—the idea matters, not who had it

Don’t tread water

Move fast and deliver high-quality results

Disagree and commit

We can debate fiercely—but when the decision is made, we commit and execute

Uncomfortably ambitious

We set improbable goals and meet them

Do more with less

Any cent spent is spent on the right thing

Give back

It’s not a zero-sum game—when all give back, all receive more

Our team

The Antler team is made up of serial entrepreneurs, experienced operators and seasoned investors.

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Kimberley Tait
Vice President, Global Head of Content + Brand
Operations

Kimberley is a published author with 20+ years of experience focusing on communications, content, and brand strategy at companies such as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and the Federal Reserve. She earned her MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in English and Government from Dartmouth College.

Assieh Khamsi
Vice President, Global Marketing & PR
Operations

Assieh has over 10 years’ experience with high growth technology start-ups and tier-one companies. Prior to joining Antler, Assieh spent 6 years at Blippar, a tech company specialized in Augmented Reality, where she built and lead the Marketing function. Prior to Blippar, Assieh worked with other high growth startups like HelloFresh as well as larger corporates such as Sony.

David Cheong
Partner
Operations

David leads executive talent acquisition at Antler. He focuses on hiring the next generation of Antler Partners by way of international expansion into new geographies, and functional leaders to strengthen firm functions. Prior to Antler, he led global talent acquisition for GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund and institutional investor. He previously looked after Partner executive and leadership recruitment at McKinsey & Company's New Ventures practice. David is an alumnus of Duke University.

Dragana Trbojevic
Global Head of Finance
Operations

Dragana is Antler's Global Finance Director. Dragana is based in Singapore and oversees all finance related matters for the group. She has over 15 years of experience in managing end to end financial processes and planning, in various jurisdictions, predominantly in the financial services industry. Dragana's passion is streamlining of complex processes and structuring and guiding finance teams in becoming key strategic business partners.

Adrian Dalton
Head of Compliance
Operations

Adrian ensures that we are compliant with all regulations in the many regions that Antler operates. Adrian has over 10 years experience in financial compliance including positions with regulators, market makers, broker/dealers and private equity and holds several degrees in business, law, and technology.

Sheila Patel
Co-chair
Advisory Board

Previously, Patel was chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management based in London, and a member of the bank’s Firmwide Management Committee, holding leadership roles in two divisions across three continents. Before Goldman Sachs, Patel headed up Trading Strategy at Morgan Stanley for seven years. As the current Vice Chairman of B Capital Group, the venture capital firm co-founded by Eduardo Saverin, Sheila brings thirty years of experience in financial markets and investment.

Tore Myrholt
Co-chair
Advisory Board

Tore Myrholt is the chairman of the board at Antler and a senior partner at McKinsey where he has had a number of leadership positions - leading the EMEA region, chairman of the director's committee and long-tenured board member of the McKinsey Shareholder Council. He is a strong information technology professional with an MBA focused on International Business from Harvard Business School.


FAQs

What does day zero investing mean?

Day zero investing means backing founders from the very beginning—whether it’s pre-team or even pre-idea—and continuing to support them on their company’s journey to greatness. We are there when a founder is at the starting line, when everything is possible and nothing is certain. When they have made the life-changing decision to take the leap and build a company, leaving conventional career paths behind. When their belief, passion, and drive are often the only things fueling them. And we are still there after we make our first investment, as a long-term partner providing advice, introductions, resources, and follow-on funding—all the way to their exit.

Who is part of Antler’s global community?

Our global community includes founders, investors, operators, experts, and partner organizations across six continents. Antler founders scale faster—from winning their first 100 customers and marketing a new product to raising their next round of funding—with the backing of 5,000+ fellow Antler founders across six continents. They learn from the best in the business through our advisor network of 600 leading operators, our sector-focused communities, and our monthly socials across our locations. And they are powered by curated people and resources for hiring, going to market, and fundraising, along with perks from leading tech providers. Antler founders have a home with us for life—no matter what direction their business or career takes, we’re committed to winning together.

Is Antler an accelerator or incubator?

We are not an accelerator or incubator, we’re the day zero investor. While we take huge pride in helping our founders develop, validate, and start scaling their idea and business model in a short period of time through our residencies around the world, we don’t launch and leave. We keep supporting our founders for the full life cycle of their company—from day zero to greatness.

What is Antler’s investment philosophy?

Above all, we invest in people. We believe that every great company starts with a great team—and the strongest teams pursue the best ideas. Working with thousands of founders around the world, we have found that an amazing team with a mediocre idea in most cases will outperform a mediocre team with a great idea. And great teams will often pivot their idea after finding a more pressing or interesting problem to solve. If we decide to invest, it is first and foremost because we have high conviction that the team we are backing will be future winners and because we can and want to work with the team. Read our full investment philosophy.