Director, Capital





Job Description

Position: Director, Capital

Location: Toronto / Canada

About Antler

Antler is a global early stage venture capital firm that invests in the defining technology companies of tomorrow. Antler is on a mission to fundamentally improve the world by identifying, investing in and challenging the world’s most exceptional people to build groundbreaking technology companies.

We believe anyone with the right grit, spike, drive, and ambition can change the world. Antler is present in most major startup ecosystems across five continents, including in hubs such as New York, London, Berlin, Bangalore, Singapore, Sydney, and, most recently, in Toronto. Since launching in 2017, we have invested in over 300 companies across the world, and our portfolio represents over 30 different industries, such as healthtech, proptech, deeptech and fintech.

The aspiration for Antler is to be the world’s leading early-stage VC, and a value adding partner for exceptional founders from pre-idea to IPO. 

Antler’s Capital team is an accomplished and global team - constituted by leadership and team members across the world, in key hub cities such as Singapore, Sydney, Bangalore, New York, London, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Presently, the team seeks to expand its capabilities and reach by selectively recruiting and adding distinctive fundraising talent across multiple geographies. 

Position Overview:

Responsible for capital origination and execution by way of the Antler Canada Fund and other Antler Funds. 

  • Cultivate, build and maintain relationships with a large group of relevant Limited Partners (LPs) for investments into Antler’s funds, predominantly focusing on Antler Canada Fund 
  • Support the portfolio companies in Antler Canada to achieve funding in their Seed and Series A rounds, and coach them on fundraising from VCs
  • Actively map fundraising network in Antler Canada to explore fundraising opportunities
  • Contribute to and drive Investor Relations: build and maintain relationships with a large group of suited LPs for investments into Antler’s funds, by keeping LPs well informed 
  • Build out a network of well-connected supporters and advisors that can help broaden the reach of our fundraising efforts through high quality monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc reports, and as requested by LPs

Key Experience:

  • 6 - 10 years of work experience in institutional fundraising (Endowments, Foundations, Pension Funds, Fund of Funds, Wealth Managers and Family Offices et al) or experience in successfully raising capital in an entrepreneurial setting
  • Previous Venture Capital experience would be an advantage but not essential 
  • Robust understanding of investment management and financial market products and services with pronounced commercial instincts 
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage personal and professional network with family offices and institutional investors

Key Attributes:

  • High entrepreneurial drive and leadership intrinsics paired with a collaborative team-oriented approach to driving towards successful commercial outcomes 
  • Strong Communication Skills - verbal and written  
  • Strong Personal Impact - ability to establish a high level of credibility externally and internally - personable, mature, influential 
  • Strong Commercial Acumen and a natural intellectual curiosity 
  • High attention to detail, with a reputation for producing consistent, clear and reliable work 
  • Proficient in Google Suites and CRM systems 
  • Distinctive track record of academic and professional achievement  

Antler’s Philosophy:

  • Antler seeks to create a global network where the entire organisation benefits from recruiting and bringing in stronger people than ourselves.

Note: Role is based in Toronto. 

For more information about Antler, please visit antler.co