Learn to launch a startup Online

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.

We've codified startup launching into a simple, repeatable process that anyone can follow

Antler Academy distills the collective wisdom of startup founders to guide you through the chaos of launching a startup. Our curriculum and community help you to methodically navigate the startup terrain and demystifies the fundraising process. Stand on the shoulders of giants and learn from the best.


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.

We've taught employees from the world's top companies

Prithvi Sankar


Antler India has done a remarkable job of bringing together some of the best early-stage founders and providing a cohort-based approach towards company building. Through their experience in startups and investing, each member of the team brings diverse perspectives on product, hiring, and growth.

Vistar Singh


We constantly felt there were things we needed to understand, and Antler’s exposure helped with that. It is unlikely we would have made it to the next level without their guidance.

Neha Juneja


The Antler team feels like an extension of one’s own team. I have some experience raising money before, but this is unique to Antler. They don't see you as investors, you are like their own team.

Rafael Alain Rolli

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Each individual I meet, I understand why they are in the cohort. Being surrounded by these founders, and the support that is given from the Antler team from day one makes it much easier to move forward. They're here with you. They want you to succeed and they do everything in their power to do for you and your company to succeed.

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 11 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
  • Calculating the Market Size
  • Assessing the Competitive Landscape
  • Crafting A Compelling Vision
  • How To Solve The Problem
  • Validating Your Solution
  • Defining your Business Plan
  • Pitching For Investment
  • Structuring The Terms For A Seed Round

Becoming a founder
is closer than you think

Antler Academy is here to fast-track your founder-readiness 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.