Antler Launches 5th Cohort in Amsterdam

Antler Netherlands’ fifth cohort has kicked off in Amsterdam. Here’s more about who they are and what you need to know about this group of exceptional people. 

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58 founders have embarked on their journey with Antler Netherlands to build and scale a new company or further validate and accelerate their existing startup as part of the Antler Netherlands March 2022 cohort.  From over 2000 applications and 400 interviews, 58 founders were carefully selected to join this cohort - here’s a look at who they are.

Business Builders

🚀 67%  previously founded a company

📈 17% have received VC funding

🙋 14% have exited a company

Education and Commercial Experience

💼 11.6 years of average work experience

👩‍🎓 70% hold a Masters and 6% PhD

Diversity of Skills and Backgrounds

🌍 25 different nationalities represented

💻 40% tech and industry domain experts

👇 They hold a wide range of cross-industry experience from companies like Amazon, JP Morgan, BCG, Google, Adidas, EY, Mollie, Oyo, and more

What will the Founders be doing over the coming weeks?

Each week building a business with Antler, the founders focus on different steps of company building to help them secure Antler’s investment. These cover startup strategy, product building, legal matters, VC funding, and pitching. In the first two weeks, the focus will be on meeting one another to understand the skills and backgrounds of fellow founders.

This cohort also consists of several early-stage teams. During their time with Antler, they are seeking to build within our community, fine-tune their business model and perhaps attract an additional co-founder.

Over the next 10 weeks, these 58 founders will form or grow their teams, validate ideas, and then pitch to Antler for pre-seed investment. Following Antler’s funding, the successful founders will then work towards building their MVP or further advancing development, making first hires and attracting first customers or growing their existing customer base. When ready, we will plug them into our global infrastructure for continued fundraising and international scaling.

To date, Antler Netherlands has invested in 20+ companies covering SaaS, HR Tech, Deep Tech, Impact and beyond. You can check out our local and global portfolio here.

Antler enables exceptional people to create exceptional companies. We are currently taking applications for our sixth Antler Netherlands cohort, working with individuals with and without an idea, and with existing startups. If you want to build your company with Antler apply now!

This article was written by Stefanie Mulder, Visiting Investment Analyst at Antler Netherlands.

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