Build Boldly.

A real startup generation playbook paired with a helpful community, delivered direct to your desktop. Brought to you by the world's largest early stage investment platform.

The Antler Launch Academy secret sauce

  • Learn from our worldclass playbook

    Listen to our online masterclasses, the same lessons we use to help launch hundreds of companies around the globe.

  • Put theory into action

    Take on our weekly challenges, browse our resources and hear practical tips from our current portfolio founders.

  • Receive support on your entrepreneurship journey

    Join our community to receive the latest news, exclusive invitations to events, and potential opportunities for VC investment.

Startups fail for the wrong reason and we’re here to change that

ONLINE CONTENT:

    1

    Introduction & DNA of a Founder

    Our observations on the DNA of a Founder having conducted 10,000s of interviews and invested in hundreds of new companies

    2

    Startup Ideas

    Problems to solve and where to look, fleshing out solutions and your unfair advantage

    3

    Startup Teams

    What makes a great startup team and considerations when finding your co-founder

    4

    Building

    Being a successful tech co-founder, working with tech founders and recommendations of tools to build and test your MVP

    5

    Importance of Sales

    Why sales is important to find product market fit, hiring sales people and customer success

    6

    Venture Capital Fundraising

    Financing options and types of investors, when/ how much money to raise, valuations and tactical preparation & process

ONLINE COURSE FORMAT:

  • Online masterclasses

    7 masterclass recordings sharing practical lessons from Antler investors, venture builders, founders & guests. Join our weekly live session for additional lessons and Q&A with the Antler investment team & founders

  • Group huddles

    Opt in to host or join a huddle on a topic of passion & meet others in the Antler Launch Academy who are learning, pondering and building on similar topics in the startup space.

  • Slack community

    Opt in to join our active and helpful Slack community and post on our #LaunchBoard to find a co-founder, collaborate or ask a question to your Launch Academy peers.

The 'Antler Hub' is the home for participants throughout the course

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

We are all curious, ambitious and want to make an impact

There are no prerequisites for this course, below are some of the key reasons people join our course:

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  • Process

    Click apply to fill out our short signup form and we will email you with some more information and a countdown until kick-off!

At Antler, we know a thing or two about building companies ....

‘Antler Launch Academy’ is brought to you by Antler, a global early-stage venture capital firm enabling and investing in the world's most exceptional people building the defining companies of tomorrow.

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FAQ

  • How many hours do I need to dedicate to the course?

    We have built this course to be flexible around your schedule. We suggest watching the 7 masterclasses and attending the weekly live Q&A sessions with the Antler team & founders. It is optional to join our community including digital meetups, Slack discussions and 'huddles' to work with other participants in the course. We also provide optional challenges to help you progress an idea.

  • Are the hours of the course flexible?

    This course is designed to be flexible around those with jobs or other commitments.

    All masterclasses are uploaded to the Antler Hub so you can watch (or re-watch) in your own time.

  • Do I need to have an idea or startup to participate?

    No! There are no prerequisites to join this course. During this course we will provide a framework for generating startup ideas and encourage you to take on this challenge. If you do have an idea or startup, our investors will help you validate, grow and prepare for fundraising.

  • What does ‘joining the Antler community’ post course mean?

    As part of our global community of ambitious entrepreneurs you will receive our regular 'Antler Launchers' newsletter with startup resources and lessons and further opportunities in our network including job openings at portfolio companies, pitching for funding and application dates for joining Antler fulltime to build a company.