Build a defining company of tomorrow from Australia

Antler is a global early-stage Venture Capital 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. 

The 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, having invested in ~50 companies since mid-2019. This is more early-stage bets than any other VC in Australia.

If you have an existing business that you want to scale with the support of Antler, learn more and get in touch here.

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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.

  • How can I participate in the Antler Angel Experience?

    Antler Angel Experience gives investors the VC advantage.

    Antler’s unique model enables it to have a competitive advantage in identifying, investing in, and scaling startups. 

    Antler Angels unlocks this process, providing unrivalled access to participating investors in the form of:

    - An unparalleled source of deal flow to vetted early-stage startups

    - Exclusive behind-the-scenes access to company formation and validation

    - Access to Antler’s due diligence process and VC insights

    - Later-stage investment opportunities within fast-growing startups

    Learn more or apply to join other Antler Angels investing ahead of and/or alongside Antler’s follow-on investors.

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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.

    View Antler Australia's Corporate Authorised Representative disclaimer here.

Australian portfolio companies

  • Arli

    For changes big and small with alcohol, Arli brings you real answers from people who have been there.

  • Yolo.ex

    Yolo.ex is an investing platform designed to bring financial markets to a millennial audience.

  • Pathzero

    Simple carbon neutral services for businesses

  • Upflowy

    Upflowy empowers growth leaders to build, optimise and AB test their lead and signup flows without the engineering burden.

  • Xailient

    Enables makers and innovators to bring their visions to life by providing the artificial nervous system of a connected world.

  • upstreet

    Upstreet is the next generation of loyalty program for Australia’s retailers and their customers.

  • Sahha

    Powering the world’s digital health apps with evidence based behavioral analytics

  • saas guru

    saas guru is an Ed-Tech platform disrupting cert prep for saas products. It is the last mile between self-paced learning and certification for cloud professionals

  • Trace

    Your digital partner on the journey to net zero emissions

  • upcover

    Bringing business insurance into the 21st century by making it seamless for trusted brands to offer simple, easy and affordable insurance solutions to their SME customers and independent contractor workforce.

  • RecycleSmart

    RecycleSmart is an innovative recycling "Pick-Up" service to reduce bin contamination for community members.

  • Vyro

    Putting electric vehicles in reach of every Australian.

  • Flow of Work Co

    Unlocking talent in the flow of work

  • Urban Swan

    Unique date experiences for the modern relationship

  • Blakthumb

    Blakthumb is an Operating System software for cannabis and food producers.

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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