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Individuals

Looking for a co-founder

You must be able to attend our full-time 11-week Residency in person in either Sydney or Melbourne. You must also have full working rights in Australia to be eligible. If this timing doesn’t work for you, we hold three intakes a year.

If you're still wondering if this is right for you, come along to one of our upcoming AMA sessions which explore the benefits of partnering with a VC, how to build a VC-backed business, insights from former CTOs who have transitioned to entrepreneurship and the value of building with a co-founder.

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Teams

Already have the dream team?

Do you already have a team and are ready to start building. Joining Antler gives you the opportunity to build alongside like-minded, ambitious founders.

Build long-lasting relationships, gain access to coaching, network resources, investor introductions, and valuable support—regardless of your idea’s stage

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Program Info Step 2 (Normal Font). Example: Get expert coaching as you build your company, while Antler undertakes its founder centric due diligence.

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Program Info Step 2 (Normal Font). Through a clear capital pathway, you will be guided to pitch at an appropriate Investment Committee. If successful, you will secure Antler's Pre-Seed funding.

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Valuation for 12 Australia portfolio companies

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Application Process Step 3 (Normal Font). Example: If you are applying with an existing idea that you want to bring into the residency, be prepared to present it to us. Present your pitch deck or show us a demo of your MVP, if you already have one. We will use the remaining time to ask you questions about your idea and team, but also to answer your burning questions about what a collaboration with—and ultimately an investment from—Antler could look like.

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Application Process Step 3 (Normal Font). Example: If you are applying with an existing idea that you want to bring into the residency, be prepared to present it to us. Present your pitch deck or show us a demo of your MVP, if you already have one. We will use the remaining time to ask you questions about your idea and team, but also to answer your burning questions about what a collaboration with—and ultimately an investment from—Antler could look like.

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Application Process Step 4 (Normal Font). Example: This is the second and final interview stage to join an Antler Nordics residency. Meet with one of our Nordic partners to go into more detail about your background, idea, and motivation to join an Antler residency. This stage will take place whether you applied as an individual with or without an idea, or as an existing team in its early stages.

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Adele Moynihan
Associate Partner

Adele is responsible for leading Scouting and Angel fundraising. Scouting is a pivotal function for Antler to secure exceptional founders to build businesses with the Fund. Turning to fundraising, Antler holds a powerful angel community that deploys post Antler's initial investment. Prior to Antler, she was an early hire of now unicorn SafetyCulture and with corporate VC the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Digital Ventures.

Akhil Sharma
Director, Investments

Akhil is responsible for Antler’s Pre-Launch delivery, overall improvement of investment processes, and is Melbourne’s lead founder-facing presence. He has over 7 years of experience in strategy and operations at Uber and Agoda and more recently leading the Scaleup Program for later stage startups at EnergyLab, one of Australia’s most prominent climate tech accelerators.

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