Speed Up Your Startup Journey With Antler
We invest in the defining companies of tomorrow. But we know it all starts with you. We help exceptional people build startups from the earliest stages. When you join Antler, you join a community of founders, get support from a global platform of experts, resources, and receive investments to scale your ideas.
The opportunities to positively impact the world are greater than ever. As the world's largest early-stage investment platform, we believe that it is important to have exceptional people, regardless of their background and nationality, work on addressing large global opportunities and challenges by building groundbreaking technology companies.
Apply today to build your next startup with Antler
Apply in less than a minute: All we need from you is a link to your LinkedIn profile and your email address. We will take care of the rest. Once you apply, you will hear from our recruiting team, who will inform you of the next steps in the process which vary per location.
The Antler experience - Get from zero to seed
Through our 6 month program, we'll help you build your company from scratch, match you up with experienced co-founders and provide you with a network of successful coaches and advisors, as well as capital and support. Our cohorts are a full-time commitment.
The first 10 weeks (Phase One) are dedicated to helping you find a co-founder and validate your idea. It's a mix of designated networking time, team challenges, workshops, and mentoring sessions. You are surrounded by other successful serial entrepreneurs and advisors. It is an intense but rewarding stage in your entrepreneurial journey. In the end, you and your co-founder(s) will pitch to Antler's Investment Committee for your pre-seed investment.
The teams that get the investment will continue their journey with Antler for another 4 months (Phase Two). This is an acceleration track where the focus is on building the MVP, acquiring customers, and generating revenue. Towards the end of the 6-month program, we will work with you on preparing your fundraising strategy and growth roadmap, introduce you to our vast global network of investors so you get the opportunity to pitch to local and international investors in order to raise investment for your next round of funding. We build a long term relationship with our founders and stay involved as a partner for the long term.
Programs are run in person, online, or in a hybrid format depending on the location.
Why build your company with Antler?
We are with you from day one to help you make a big impact. Founders join Antler for a variety of reasons. Some come to find the right co-founder, some come for the coaching and support from mentors, and others want to be in an inspiring environment. Everyone becomes part of a strong global community of exceptional people who will be there with you during the ups and downs of your entrepreneurial journey.
1. Find your co-founder
2. Get support from Antler's community
3. Build and gain early traction
4. Get funding
If you want to start a company of your own, apply to Antler now.
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