Learn to launch a startup Online

Fast-track your founder journey with Antler Academy. Whether you’re midway building a product or starting from scratch, we’ve got the tools and resources to support you.

Tools and advice to build a venture-backed startup

Antler Academy distills the essential steps and lessons to guide you through the ambiguity and uncertainty of launching a startup. 


We've worked with founders to co-create  the most comprehensive, actionable startup playbooks on the internet. You no longer have to wade through irrelevant resources and wonder where they fit. Antler playbooks are VC-verified and sequentially ordered to take you zero to one, fast!

Interactive Tools and Templates

Antler Academy resources are supported by interactive tools and templates so you can build your pitch decks, landing pages and business models with complete confidence. Translate what you've learned into real products and investment materials which hold up in theory and practice!

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Crowd-sourced support for every step of the journey. Leverage the collective intelligence of our community to validate your idea, optimise your product and hack your growth strategy. With Antler Academy, you're never building alone.

The only way
to win is to start

Antler Academy breaks the complex, overwhelming task of starting a company into small, manageable tasks, so you can start today.

Antler's 9 Step Playbook For Raising Pre-seed Investment

We've opened up our exclusive playbook for landing pre-seed investment. Follow these battled-tested steps to get pre-seed ready.

  • Before You Launch Your Startup
  • Team Formation
  • Defining the Problem
  • Validating your Solution
  • Assessing the Market
  • Crafting a Compelling Vision
  • Developing your business plan
  • Creating a Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Pitching For Investment

Becoming a founder
is closer than you think

Antler Academy is here to fast-track your founder journey. And because it's backed by Antler, we'll be there to support you when you're ready to launch.


Who is this for?

If you’re looking to build a venture-backable startup, you’ve come to the right place. Antler Academy is an online learning platform, dedicated to empowering founders in their startup journey. Whether you’re midway building a product or starting from scratch, we’ve got the tools and resources to support you.

What does it cost?

Antler Academy is completely free. Forever.

Why is Antler Academy free?

Antler is an early-stage VC committed to helping exceptional people build incredible companies. If members of Antler Academy go on to build businesses, we want to be the first to back them. We currently have funds to support founders up to series C, and as our portfolio evolves, we aim to add later-stage funding, providing capital and resources to support you from pre-idea to IPO.

What is the time commitment?

Antler Academy is on-demand, meaning you can learn at your own pace. We recommend working through our nine step pre-seed playbook first. Once you've built this base of understanding, you can continuously access the academy whenever you need. Our ever growing library of content is here to help at every step of your journey.

How does it relate to Antler cohorts?

The purpose of the Antler Academy is to equip the world's brightest minds with the skills and confidence to solve wide-reaching problems. Once you're ready to take the leap, Antler will be there to back you. Our 3-6 month cohorts bring together highly ambitious people looking to make a difference. Meet your co-founder, access our global community and get funding to grow your idea.

Does it replace Antler programs?

Nothing can replace our Antler programs. An Antler program is like the academy on steroids. It's still the best path to supercharge your business.

Will it improve my chances of getting into Antler?

While being part of Antler Academy doesn't automatically improve your chances of being selected into Antler, growing your business certainly does. And since Antler Academy provides you with the tools to do this, you'll be well on track to succeed.

Can I participate from anywhere in the world?

We've democratized startup education so it's accessible to everyone. We don't know where the next great idea will come from or where the next super founders are. All we know is they need our help. Sign up from anywhere in the world. We already have 80+ countries and counting.