BUILD YOUR COMPANY WITH ANTLER IN SAUDI ARABIA

Antler backs the world’s most driven founders, from day zero to greatness. In the evolving tech hub of Riyadh, we bring together entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to build the defining companies of tomorrow. Our value promise to founders:

1) We are the best place on the planet to find exceptional co-founders.

2) Our companies scale faster, backed by our truly global community of founders, advisors, and investors.

3) We invest from day zero and keep backing our companies for their whole journey.

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  • Funding for your startup in just 5 weeks
  • Get your first cheque from a global VC

No founder is too early for Antler

We’re looking for people committed to turning their ambitious ideas into game-changing businesses. We work with founders regardless of background or geography—from experienced business operators to technologists and entrepreneurs. Whether you've just started building, but haven't yet raised capital; you've got an idea and are thinking about getting started, but haven't quite made the leap; or you don't have an idea but are determined to be an entrepreneur, Antler is the right place for you to bring your idea to life. We admit individual founders, people looking for co-founders, and pre-existing teams.

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We back the best from the very beginning. Then back them again.

From day one, we provide access to an unrivaled set of co-founders, strong ecosystem, network and expertise to support exceptional founders building what will define tomorrow. Having invested in hundreds of companies and worked with thousands of entrepreneurs, we know what works and what doesn't. This helps us better support our founders and help maximize their chances of success.

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Team Formation and Idea Validation

We start with venture development and testing your startup hypotheses. You will be surrounded with everything you need to build at lightning speed: a community of diverse founders so that you can find the right co-founder, coaching from our team of proven founders and advisors, and perks from partners and a global network.

Build your company

Start talking to customers, develop your MVP, refine your business model, and develop your go-to-market strategy alongside our expert coaches.

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Pitch to Antler’s Investment Committee

Teams deemed ready will pitch to our Investment Committee comprising partners from the Antler MENAP team, external local investors, and partners from Antler's global team. The Investment Committee votes on which teams receive an investment.

Platform to accelerate growth and fundraising

Antler invests through series C and beyond. When joining the portfolio, you are matched with a dedicated partner coach and portfolio team that will support you with fundraising strategy, investor intros, business development, hiring and access to talent, and connecting you to a network of hundreds of experts advisors to help you scale.


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Application process

The full application process takes about 2 weeks to complete. Once you apply, our scouting team will guide you through the full process and will be available to answer all your questions. All of our interviews are done online.

We are currently processing applications for the program.

Application

Apply using your LinkedIn account and fill out a short questionnaire.

Intro interview

Introduce yourself through a first call where we get to know you, get a better understanding of your background, and figure out if our program would be an ideal fit for you, together. If you already have an idea and/or team, we will focus on digging deeper into your idea/startup, team, and motivations.

Partner interview

In this interview we will discuss your experience and knowledge in more depth. We will focus on your interests, passions, ideas, problem-solving skills and insights.

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 containing instructions on how to participate in our pre-program activities to prepare you for your first day, including getting to know the other founders in your program ahead of time.

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Application process

The full application process takes about 2 weeks to complete. Once you apply, our scouting team will guide you through the full process and will be available to answer all your questions. All of our interviews are done online.

We are currently processing applications for the program.

Application

Apply using your LinkedIn account and fill out a short questionnaire.

Intro interview

Introduce yourself through a first call where we get to know you, get a better understanding of your background, and figure out if our program would be an ideal fit for you, together. If you already have an idea and/or team, we will focus on digging deeper into your idea/startup, team, and motivations.

Partner interview

In this interview we will discuss your experience and knowledge in more depth. We will focus on your interests, passions, ideas, problem-solving skills and insights.

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 containing instructions on how to participate in our pre-program activities to prepare you for your first day, including getting to know the other founders in your program ahead of time.

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Application process

The full application process takes about 2 weeks to complete. Once you apply, our scouting team will guide you through the full process and will be available to answer all your questions. All of our interviews are done online.

We are currently processing applications for the program.

Application

Apply using your LinkedIn account and fill out a short questionnaire.

Intro interview

Introduce yourself through a first call where we get to know you, get a better understanding of your background, and figure out if our program would be an ideal fit for you, together. If you already have an idea and/or team, we will focus on digging deeper into your idea/startup, team, and motivations.

Partner interview

In this interview we will discuss your experience and knowledge in more depth. We will focus on your interests, passions, ideas, problem-solving skills and insights.

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