The people who drive progress: Antler founders in 2023

Antler's global community grew larger, stronger, and more impactful this year, now including 8,000 founders, 800 advisors, and 249 Antler team members in 27 offices worldwide. Here's how we moved the world forward together in 2023.

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The investor backing the world's most driven founders, from day zero to greatness. Enabling thousands of founders every year to launch and scale companies that move the world forward.

More connections. More capital. More insights. More momentum

Antler’s global community grew larger, stronger, and more impactful in 2023, now including 8,000 founders who completed Antler’s residencies, selected from 280,000 applicants.

This year we expanded to 27 offices across six continents, opening our doors in Malaysia, MENAP (Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan), and Finland. We ran 47 founder residencies, our most in a single year, with a record number of applicants—putting us on track to hit 120K applications by the end of this year. Our Antler team members collectively spent 200,000+ hours with founding teams before making our first investments. And we dialed up our resources and support for our invested founders—from fundraising tools to leading operator advice to talent sourcing—helping our portfolio companies go further, faster. 

As the world’s day zero investor, we are honored to support founders representing 142 nationalities, including 1,900 women founders and 41% who identify with one or more underrepresented communities.  

As we close the year marking our 1,000th investment in companies originating from an Antler residency, our scale matters for one reason: 

We are helping more and more founders launch and scale disruptive companies that solve problems affecting people everywhere

Our Antler team around the world is united in the belief that founders with drive, grit, and vision are the keys to a better future. We exist to help them unlock faster—from day zero to greatness.

We can’t wait to work with the next wave of founders going against the grain and building the new economy in the coming year.

Here’s to a 2024 filled with peace, prosperity, and most of all progress.

Ready to move the world forward by building a transformational company? Apply to an Antler residency in 27 cities around the world.

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