Build your company with Antler Brazil

Antler is the investor backing the world's most driven founders, from day zero to greatness. We currently are in 25 locations across all continents, looking for exceptional and visionary founders. Antler Brazil provides a global platform to one of the biggest innovation ecosystems in the world, so entrepreneurs can find their co-founders, have a deep business model validation, and access early-stage investment.

Who is Antler Brazil for?

Antler Brazil is looking for exceptional and visionary people, who will build the next generation of high-scalable startups. Because of that, our main objective is to talk to everyone that is searching for a co-founder, a deep business model validation, and initial capital.

Pre-Launch

Individual Founders and Teams

Pre-idea and pre-product. Exceptional founders can join Antler Brazil before the inception of their company to find a co-founder(s) and raise capital. We are searching for people of distinct backgrounds–technicians, academics, and business operators. Make your idea become a reality with Antler Brazil!

Pre-Launch

Individual Founders and Teams

Pre-idea and pre-product. Exceptional founders can join Antler Brazil before the inception of their company to find a co-founder(s) and raise capital. We are searching for people of distinct backgrounds–technicians, academics, and business operators. Make your idea become a reality with Antler Brazil!

What to expect once you join Antler Brazil

Antler Brazil's cohort has two phases, with a 6-month duration. During the first phase, which takes 10 weeks, the main objective is to form teams and validate ideas. Only the selected teams go to the next phase and remain in the cohort. We expect at least two cohorts per year in Brazil.

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Form teams and validate ideas

Meet potential co-founders, share your ideas, and build a team to tackle a business opportunity. Together all of you must validate your startup hypothesis. We provide workshops and exercises to help you boost your process.

Build your company

With a solid business idea, you will have access to coaches and advisors, who will guide you through a deep business model validation. Develop an MVP, gather potential clients, and define the best go-to-market strategy.

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Pitch to Antler’s Investment Committee

Pitch your company to Antler's Investment Committee. Approved teams will secure a pre-seed investment.

Post-Program Support

Once you received our investment, you will be part of Antler's portfolio. This means you will have access to our global platform, which has experts and people willing to help you in your entrepreneurial journey.

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Antler companies are moving the world forward

Antler is one of the most active investors in Brazil—and around the world—backing game-changing companies.

5,000+

Founders supported worldwide

$2B+

Combined portfolio value across Antler

600+

Startups founded around the world

30%

Startups with at least one woman co-founder

Application process

The full application process takes about one month to complete. Once you apply, our scouting team will guide you through the full process and will be available to answer all your questions.

Application

Make your application on our website and wait for our scouting team to contact you.

First interview

Introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your story. In this phase, we want to know more about your motivations to build a new business and your current professional situation.

Final interview

A few days after the first interview, you will receive feedback from our scouting team. It may be followed by an invitation to a final interview. In this particular phase, you will have the chance to meet and talk to one of Antler Brazil's Partners.

Offer to join Antler!

Once we have made an offer, the next steps are simple. You’ll sign an Antler Founder Agreement and shortly after, we will send you a welcome package and can start to get you onboarded to the cohort.

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Application process

The full application process takes about one month to complete. Once you apply, our scouting team will guide you through the full process and will be available to answer all your questions.

Application

Make your application on our website and wait for our scouting team to contact you.

First interview

Introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your story. In this phase, we want to know more about your motivations to build a new business and your current professional situation.

Final interview

A few days after the first interview, you will receive feedback from our scouting team. It may be followed by an invitation to a final interview. In this particular phase, you will have the chance to meet and talk to one of Antler Brazil's Partners.

Offer to join Antler!

Once we have made an offer, the next steps are simple. You’ll sign an Antler Founder Agreement and shortly after, we will send you a welcome package and can start to get you onboarded to the cohort.

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Application process

The full application process takes about one month to complete. Once you apply, our scouting team will guide you through the full process and will be available to answer all your questions.

Application

Make your application on our website and wait for our scouting team to contact you.

First interview

Introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your story. In this phase, we want to know more about your motivations to build a new business and your current professional situation.

Final interview

A few days after the first interview, you will receive feedback from our scouting team. It may be followed by an invitation to a final interview. In this particular phase, you will have the chance to meet and talk to one of Antler Brazil's Partners.

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It’s the best time in history to build a business

There has never been a better time to innovate and build a company that solves a meaningful problem. As the issues society faces become more complex, founders are more needed than ever to tackle them.

Our team

Meet the people dedicated to our founders’ success here in Brazil

Marcelo Ciampolini
Partner

Marcelo was the founder and CEO of the credit fintech Lendico (www.lendico.com.br). He led the company through a full cycle of entrepreneurship: model creation, team building, product design, launch, scale up and a successful exit to Lonestar, when the company had +R$1billion in credit originations and 100+ employees. He has just returned from Stanford’s flagship senior executive program (SEP)

Carolina Strobel
Partner

20+ years experience in tech investing, business building and digital transformation projects. Operating Partner for Redpoint eventures, Intel Capital LATAM director for over a decade and Innovation Director of public traded companies. Recognised digital advisor and board member.

Beatriz Montiani
Program Director

More than 15 years experience in the Financial and Payments Industry and 6 years experience with startups, leading open innovation projects in business space. Career developed in Sales, Business Development, Product and Analytics area.

Rafael Mastrocola
Capital Director

Rafael was previously Head of Investors Relations and M&A of companies listed on the Brazilian Stock Exchange. Also worked as equities sales for banks in Brazil such as Merrill Lynch, Santander and Citibank and holds an MBA from Darden Business School. Father of Laura and Daniel.

Samuel Barbu
Finance Director

Highly accomplished, Result Driven, Hard worker, Ownership, Quick Learner, and ability to assume different responsibilities; Accounting and Financial Management with more than 15 years of progressive professional experiences: Banking, Big 4 Companies (M&A and audit), Venture capital, with a strong accounting background; Strong international experience, leading foreign teams and clients.

Caio Pavesi
Associate

Caio has worked for five years in startup operations. Four years at Liv Up, a Brazilian foodtech company, in operations, deliveries and supply chain teams managing both growth and improvement projects. Before that he has helped Lendico, a credit fintech, improving its backoffice processes through automation. He has also worked in private equity and in applied engineering research in Germany.

Pedro Tucci
Summer Associate

Pedro graduated in Law at the University of São Paulo and worked for a while in the best M&A law firms in Brazil leading big transactions for his clients. After transitioning to the startup and entrepreneurial world, Pedro worked for a social impact startup accelerator and held strategic positions in healthtechs and fintechs. Currently, Pedro is pursuing an MBA degree at Cornell University.

Matheus Riga
Marketing Associate

Matheus is a communications specialist, with a solid experience in content marketing and innovation strategy. Previously, worked at ACE Startups, an early-stage VC and startup accelerator in Brazil. Matheus is also a former journalist at Forbes Brazil, Terra, and Estadão, where he reported about the brazilian startups and innovation ecosystem.

Rafaella Makul
Program and Marketing Analyst

Experience in Trade Marketing, in the beauty at LVMH - Louis Vuitton Möet Hennessy and construction materials market at Spot Promo agency. Degree in Social Communication in Advertising at ESPM College, specialization in Retail Design at Elisava.

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Samuel Barbu
Finance Director

Highly accomplished, Result Driven, Hard worker, Ownership, Quick Learner, and ability to assume different responsibilities; Accounting and Financial Management with more than 15 years of progressive professional experiences: Banking, Big 4 Companies (M&A and audit), Venture capital, with a strong accounting background; Strong international experience, leading foreign teams and clients.

Rafaella Makul
Program and Marketing Analyst

Experience in Trade Marketing, in the beauty at LVMH - Louis Vuitton Möet Hennessy and construction materials market at Spot Promo agency. Degree in Social Communication in Advertising at ESPM College, specialization in Retail Design at Elisava.

Rafael Mastrocola
Capital Director

Rafael was previously Head of Investors Relations and M&A of companies listed on the Brazilian Stock Exchange. Also worked as equities sales for banks in Brazil such as Merrill Lynch, Santander and Citibank and holds an MBA from Darden Business School. Father of Laura and Daniel.

Pedro Tucci
Summer Associate

Pedro graduated in Law at the University of São Paulo and worked for a while in the best M&A law firms in Brazil leading big transactions for his clients. After transitioning to the startup and entrepreneurial world, Pedro worked for a social impact startup accelerator and held strategic positions in healthtechs and fintechs. Currently, Pedro is pursuing an MBA degree at Cornell University.

Matheus Riga
Marketing Associate

Matheus is a communications specialist, with a solid experience in content marketing and innovation strategy. Previously, worked at ACE Startups, an early-stage VC and startup accelerator in Brazil. Matheus is also a former journalist at Forbes Brazil, Terra, and Estadão, where he reported about the brazilian startups and innovation ecosystem.

Marcelo Ciampolini
Partner

Marcelo was the founder and CEO of the credit fintech Lendico (www.lendico.com.br). He led the company through a full cycle of entrepreneurship: model creation, team building, product design, launch, scale up and a successful exit to Lonestar, when the company had +R$1billion in credit originations and 100+ employees. He has just returned from Stanford’s flagship senior executive program (SEP)

Carolina Strobel
Partner

20+ years experience in tech investing, business building and digital transformation projects. Operating Partner for Redpoint eventures, Intel Capital LATAM director for over a decade and Innovation Director of public traded companies. Recognised digital advisor and board member.

Caio Pavesi
Associate

Caio has worked for five years in startup operations. Four years at Liv Up, a Brazilian foodtech company, in operations, deliveries and supply chain teams managing both growth and improvement projects. Before that he has helped Lendico, a credit fintech, improving its backoffice processes through automation. He has also worked in private equity and in applied engineering research in Germany.

Beatriz Montiani
Program Director

More than 15 years experience in the Financial and Payments Industry and 6 years experience with startups, leading open innovation projects in business space. Career developed in Sales, Business Development, Product and Analytics area.

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Build your startup with Antler Brazil

Antler is the investor backing the world's most driven founders, from day zero to greatness. We provide a global platform where entrepreneurs can find their co-founders, have a deep business model validation, and access early-stage investment.

FAQs

Is Antler a business accelerator?

No, Antler is not a business accelerator. Accelerators receive built and mature companies and then make them go through a business model validation. We select entrepreneurs and visionary people so they can, with our support, build high-scalable startups.

Is Antler a Venture Builder?

No, Antler is not a Venture Builder. Venture Builders have a specific focus, looking for an industry of their choice, besides selecting the founding team and having control of the companies built inside their operations. We are agnostic of industries, and the startups that are developed through our cohorts are 100% founder-owned, without any Antler interference in the team building.

So, what is Antler?

Antler is the investor backing the world's most driven founders, from day zero to greatness. We provide a global platform where entrepreneurs can find their co-founders, have a deep business model validation, and access to a global network of experts. Companies built inside our cohorts may receive Antler's investment in exchange for a small percentage of the business.

How long is Antler's cohort?

Antler Brazil's cohort has two phases, with a 6-month duration. During the first phase, which takes 10 weeks, the main objective is to form teams, validate ideas, and create new businesses. The startups that are approved by our Investment Committee will receive a pre-seed investment in exchange for a small percentage of the business. Only the selected teams go to the next phase and have access to our global platform.

How many cohorts does Antler have per year?

We expect to have at least two cohorts per year.

Is the program in person or remote?

Antler Brazil's cohort is fully in person. We are based out of Sao Paulo (SP).

What kind of support can I expect from Antler during the cohort?

You will receive Antler's support to generate and validate your business's ideas. We have our methodology for a deep business model validation, which uses a lot of exercises and workshops for anyone that wants to build a startup from the ground. Potentially, you will receive pre-seed investment from Antler so yo can boost your company's growth.

What is Antler's investment thesis?

Antler is agnostic to industries and economic segments. Our investments are grounded in the profile of the founding team and also in the market opportunity presented to us.

I already have a founding team. Can I apply?

Yes, you can apply, since your project is still in an early stage of development.

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