We are delighted to announce that Schroders, along with Johan H. Andresen’s Ferd, and other prominent investors such as FinTech Collective, have invested in Antler, as we grow our global platform to support founders in building fast-growing technology companies.
They join an existing group of experienced entrepreneurs and industry leaders backing Antler, including Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, Canica International and Credit Saison, the third largest credit card issuer in Japan. This latest investment takes the capital raised by Antler over the past six months to more than USD $75 million.
“We often talk about the opportunity to find your co-founder at Antler, through working with exceptional people from different professional backgrounds and with complementary skill sets. With our support, our founders start refining their ideas and building new and innovative businesses. What is equally important is the deep relationship our founders build with their peers, our advisors and backers. Having accomplished investors like Schroders, Ferd and FinTech Collective onboard means we can provide a more valuable network for our startups as they grow their businesses,” says Magnus Grimeland, Antler Founder and CEO.
Schroders plc is a global investment management company, founded in 1804. The company manages £444.4 billion and employs over 5,000 people worldwide in 32 locations around Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.
Schroders’ investment will enable it to combine its innovative approach to asset management, its global distribution network and centuries of experience with Antler’s platform which aims to invest in and help the world’s most exceptional people build fast-growing technology companies globally.
Peter Harrison, Group CEO of Schroders, who will also be joining Antler’s advisory board, says: “We are in a period of unprecedented change. The visibility on venture capital activity and innovation that Antler provides is therefore leading-edge. Antler demonstrates a progressive approach to change for which Schroders is also known. We’re excited to work with Antler to support technology, innovation and VC investing across the world.”
Chief Investment Office in Ferd, Tom Erik Myrland, adds: “The world is constantly changing, and at Ferd we're proud to support innovative investment models. With Antler, we're excited to get the opportunity to support a company with a tremendous impact through its work with exceptional entrepreneurs globally, whilst creating enduring value through investments in quality technology companies”.
Brooks Gibbins, Managing Partner of FinTech Collective: “As an early-stage global investor, we love backing talent. After being introduced to Magnus and the Antler teams in New York, Singapore, Stockholm, and Oslo, we quickly realized they were a talent magnet, bringing together a world-class mix of technologists, product builders, and operators, who, armed with a modern technology stack, will no doubt create some large and important fintech businesses."
We are delighted to welcome our new investors and advisors to the team and look forward to working with them.