Build a defining company of tomorrow from Australia

Antler is a global early-stage VC helping build the defining companies of tomorrow by investing in the most exceptional people in Australia.

Supporting founders from concept to Series C

Antler identifies and invests in exceptional individuals and early-stage businesses with the potential to build global companies. 

Our platform supports startups from inception, starting with team formation and business model validation, through to providing an unmatched capital pathway. We invest at the pre-seed stage and look to continue investing through Series C, building our relationship with portfolio companies as a long-term investor and supporter. This is particularly evident in our local portfolio growth over the last two years, having invested in 40 companies. This is more early-stage bets than anyone else in the country.

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Antler Australia FAQs
  • Who should apply?

    Antler helps you meet potential co-founder(s), form a team or add to your existing team. Working with Antler will also help you to test and validate the problem you have identified, enable you to build a technology startup to solve it, and then invest in it. Additionally, Antler helps to de-risk common pinch points throughout the business building and scaling journey with dedicated coaching, practical workshops, and, of course, insightful and helpful resources.

  • Why Antler?

    Antler is Australia’s only truly global VC platform

    Our global footprint provides the unique ability for the businesses we invest in to reference international startup ecosystems for quicker scaling, due diligence and problem-solving, and provides unparalleled access to the world’s fastest growing community of founders of early-stage startups.

    Antler is an unmatched capital pathway

    Beyond our initial investment we help you build momentum and attract the right investors so you have the resources you need to succeed. We leverage our deep relationships with top international VCs and angel investors, and our global network of 500 experts in technology, entrepreneurship, business and academia, to accelerate this process.

  • How do I join?

    Depending on where you are at in your entrepreneurial journey, there are multiple ways you can start working with Antler.

    Antler Launch Academy

    If you are still learning or seeking to upskill yourself before launching your own company, the Antler Launch Academy is a free online course in which Antler opens up its playbook and introduces you to a community of like-minded people. Find out more here.

    Build your company with Antler

    Join Antler to build a global technology startup and receive our funding.

    Antler invests in startups build by teams formed in the five-month company building program, and pre-existing businesses eager to leverage the value of the Antler platform to grow and scale their company.

    Apply here.

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  • What you need to know

    When it comes to support, Antler provides a stipend to founders whilst they build their company (full-time) with us.

    Antler Australia invests AU$190,000 for a 12% equity stake in each company that is selected. To cover the cost of the company building phase of the Antler platform, all companies invested in are required to pay a platform fee of AUD$65,000 + GST so companies receive net AUD$125,000.

    Learn more about our platform here.

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Upcoming events

Antler Lightning Pitches

Instead of Demo Day, we’re introducing this new event to get you across the new businesses at lightning speed!

If you're keen to hear what these founders have been building, want to join an innovative new tech startup as a first employee, or you're looking for some cool businesses to follow - this is your chance.

Come and celebrate Antler's fourth cohort, and the startups they have built, and get the best bits of Demo Day without the hours of pitching.

Where and when?

Thursday, June 24th, 7:30 am

The Sydney Startup Hub - Level 1, 11 York St, Sydney

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Alumni stories

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The opportunity to work with people who are experts in so many fields and industries, while you’re in a structured program where you can get support on a range of challenges that startups face, it’s a win.

Skye Theodorou

Co-founder and CEO of Upcover

Sydney (2019)

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