Under the hood: How Antler sources and assesses great founders
Our Window into Progress digital event series continues with "Under the Hood"—a deep dive into the rigor and scale that makes Antler unique as we source and assess tens of thousands of founders across six continents.
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.
July 13, 2023
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How does Antler go from 177,000 applications to a 1% investment rate?
Antler CEO Magnus Grimeland hosts a deep dive into the institutional rigor and scale that makes us unique, featuring Antler partners leading key aspects of our operations—founder scouting (Lavanya Indralingam), program (Ryan Sommerville), and portfolio success (Anne Solhaug Tutar).
Erik Sebusch, Global Strategy Leader for VC & Growth Equity at Mercer Alternatives Group, shares an investor’s perspectives on VC manager selection in the current environment.
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