GET YOUR STARTUP LAUNCHED AND FUNDED WITH A GLOBAL INVESTOR

Antler backs the world’s most driven founders, from day zero to greatness.

As the world’s most active early-stage investor, we give you an edge from the very beginning. Build and scale your company faster by finding a co-founder, validate with industry leaders, and receive dedicated coaching and funding.

Join us as we bring together the best talents in Vietnam to build the most defining companies of tomorrow.

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

Who is Antler for?

We invest from the earliest stage—whether you're a pre-existing team looking for funding or an solo-founder looking for co-founders and pre-launch funding. More importantly, we are looking for extraordinary individuals and teams across various industries, professional backgrounds, genders, and nationalities.

Individuals

Looking for a co-founder?


For individuals who are looking for a co-founder to build and start something new.

We bring together an exclusive group of ambitious people to explore ideas together. Meet, learn, and co-create with exceptional builders. Join us to turn your vision into reality.

Teams

Ready to get funded?

For startups that already building. Get fast-tracked funding and join our global community of founders, investors, and industry experts to access talent, advisors, expansion support, and capital around the world.

Regardless of the stage of your startup, you will gain access to coaching, network resources, and investor introductions.

What to expect from Antler

Individual founders will build and launch their companies with our support through a ten-week residency. Startups with an existing team of founders will be fast-tracked directly to pitch if they are ready for fundraising.

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Formation and validation

You will be surrounded with everything you need to build at lightning speed: a community of diverse founders so that you can connect with other great talents as potential co-founders, get coaching from our team of proven founders and advisors, and validate your business ideas.

Pre-seed funding

Get the opportunity to pitch for an investment of US$110,000 for a 12% equity stake. Only invested companies are required to pay a program fee of US$40,000, which is not applicable if you get a direct investment without going through the residency.

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Scaling and fundraising

Join Antler's portfolio and receive continued support and access to a global capital pathway. When you are ready to raise your follow-on round, Antler will support and organise yearly portfolio showcase events where you will pitch to top investors in the region.

Antler startups are moving the world forward

Antler is the most active investor in Vietnam—and around the world—backing the most game-changing companies.

8,000+

Founders supported

1,000+

Portfolio companies

$4.7B+

Combined portfolio value

$750M+

Follow-on funding raised


Application process

Submit your application

Apply here to submit your details.

Chat with us

If shortlisted, we will have 2 rounds of interviews with you to understand your background, motivations, experiences, and expertise. You will also get to ask us more questions to further assess if our residency would be an ideal fit for you.

Get a confirmation

The full application process takes about 2-3 weeks to complete, after which we will inform you if accepted or rejected.

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Application process

Submit your application

Apply here to submit your details.

Chat with us

If shortlisted, we will have 2 rounds of interviews with you to understand your background, motivations, experiences, and expertise. You will also get to ask us more questions to further assess if our residency would be an ideal fit for you.

Get a confirmation

The full application process takes about 2-3 weeks to complete, after which we will inform you if accepted or rejected.

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Application process

Submit your application

Apply here to submit your details.

Chat with us

If shortlisted, we will have 2 rounds of interviews with you to understand your background, motivations, experiences, and expertise. You will also get to ask us more questions to further assess if our residency would be an ideal fit for you.

Get a confirmation

The full application process takes about 2-3 weeks to complete, after which we will inform you if accepted or rejected.

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Antler-funded founders go on to raise capital from other leading VCs.

Founder testimonials

Click here to find out what founders who have built and launched their companies with Antler say about us.

Hai Ho

Alterno

Anyone who wants to make a difference should apply to Antler.

Hieu Vu

Neoloka

Finding the ideal co-founder is made easier with Antler. They're a partner who will always guide us in building our startup.

Hanh Do

BUYO

Antler has put us on a fast-paced growth journey and opened up many opportunities for us to learn, connect, and realize our aspirations.

Jake Vu

Vucar

What separates Antler from from the rest is that they really care about you from the very first day and they will support you continuously in your startup journey. They have always put in the time and effort to help my company grow.

It's your time to make a change

There has never been a better opportunity to build and grow a company that addresses a real problem. As societal challenges become increasingly complicated, founders are more needed than ever to address them.

Still having questions?

Register here to join us for an Ask-Antler-Anything session where our team will openly answer any questions and concerns you might have.

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Our Team

Meet the people dedicated to our founders’ success.

Jussi Salovaara
Co-founder and Managing Partner

As Co-founder and Managing Partner Asia, Jussi works with a global team dedicated to building the most defining technology companies of tomorrow. Jussi leads Antler’s investments in the APAC region and supports founders in building and scaling their businesses, especially with growth and fundraising. He has over a decade of experience across different industries at Nokia, McKinsey, Deloitte and Morgan Stanley.

Erik Jonsson
Partner

Originally from Sweden, Erik is a seasoned entrepreneur who has founded five ventures, including Zalora in Vietnam. Currently Partner at Antler, he leads the firm's investments and operations in Vietnam. Also known as 'Shark Erik', he is a judge and investor on Shark Tank Vietnam. Prior to this, he was an investment banker at London's Square Mile and Vietnam Investments Group. His entrepreneurial journey has earned him recognition as one of Sweden's tech super talents, as recognised by Dagens Industri. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Erik is also fluent in Vietnamese.

Anh Hoang
Senior Portfolio Manager

Anh is a Manager at Antler Vietnam and before joining us, Anh was Co-founder & COO of Avian Solutions, a SaaS platform for business aviation. At Avian, his main focus was on building the product, business development, and partnerships.Before Avian, Anh was part of the core team at CoderSchool, Vietnam's top coding school, as well as Fram - a venture builder based in Vietnam.

Ha Phan
Scouting & Marketing Manager

Ha is responsible for Antler’s branding and communications while identifying passionate founders and nurturing promising startups in Vietnam. Before joining Antler, she was the Marketing Manager for Vincere.io, a B2B SaaS solution for recruitment agencies of all sizes. Ha played a vital role in developing Vincere's brand presence and driving revenue, which helped Vincere to be successfully acquired by The Access Group UK.

Khanh Vuong
Program Associate

Khanh joined Antler straight out of University as an intern and proved her worth from day 1. She has been an integral part of running recruitment, our program as well as portfolio management from our first cohort. Antler Vietnam has continuosly grown it's intake, and support of, female founders and Khanh's personal mission is to help uplift Vietnam's talented female entrepreneurs to a global stage.

Markus Bruderer
Partner

Markus is a Partner at Antler sharing the overall responsibility for Antler’s operations in Southeast Asia. Markus has worked with technology ventures in SEA for nearly a decade. Prior to Antler, Markus was in Venture Development Roles at Zalora and Global Fashion Group (GFG) based in Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore. He holds a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

Ryan Thoo
VP

Ryan Thoo is the marketing lead for Southeast Asia. He manages Antler's brand and marketing performance in the region as well as coach founders in early-stage growth and marketing. Former Marketing Director at PropertyGuru, the leading Proptech company in Southeast Asia, where he was part of the core team to drive the organization from Series B to market leadership and IPO. During that journey, Ryan contributed towards scaling up their Marketplaces business across SEA, starting up their FinTech arm, and driving Web3 innovation for PropTech.

Keith Lim
Finance Director

Keith heads the Finance function in Antler Southeast Asia and is in charge of the financial and tax reporting and compliance of the SEA fund and the local Antler entity. He has more than 20 years of working experience in both the public and private sectors covering industries from real estate, sports, defence and research. Prior to joining Antler, he spent 13 years with a multi-national real estate company which specializes in fund and asset management, real estate development and resort operations.

Audrey Gunawan
Finance Associate

Audrey supports the financial operations of South East Asia as a financial Associate. She has an understanding of financial systems that stem further than the basics, previously working first hand on finances in Singapore’s hospitality industry. Audrey is also currently pursuing her ACCA studies to gain her Chartered Certified Accountant qualification. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and Financial Management.

Ha Phan
Scouting & Marketing Manager

Ha is responsible for Antler’s branding and communications while identifying passionate founders and nurturing promising startups in Vietnam. Before joining Antler, she was the Marketing Manager for Vincere.io, a B2B SaaS solution for recruitment agencies of all sizes. Ha played a vital role in developing Vincere's brand presence and driving revenue, which helped Vincere to be successfully acquired by The Access Group UK.

Antler Vietnam
Chin Liang
Intern

Chin is currently a final year student pursuing a Diploma in Financial Informatics at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. During his time at Antler Vietnam, Chin hopes to be able to apply his expertise in Business and Technology. Additionally, he is excited to be surrounded by the spirit of the vibrant startup ecosystem in Vietnam and hopefully gets inspired to start a venture of his own.

Phoebe Yen
Intern

Phoebe is an energetic and motivated student that is currently pursuing her studies in Mass Communication at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Phoebe is passionate about everything and anything related to start-ups. She believes that Antler provides an excellent opportunity for her to learn more about the inner workings of the up-and-coming venture capital scene in South East Asia.

Khanh Vuong
Program Associate

Khanh joined Antler straight out of University as an intern and proved her worth from day 1. She has been an integral part of running recruitment, our program as well as portfolio management from our first cohort. Antler Vietnam has continuosly grown it's intake, and support of, female founders and Khanh's personal mission is to help uplift Vietnam's talented female entrepreneurs to a global stage.

Anh Hoang
Senior Portfolio Manager

Anh is a Manager at Antler Vietnam and before joining us, Anh was Co-founder & COO of Avian Solutions, a SaaS platform for business aviation. At Avian, his main focus was on building the product, business development, and partnerships.Before Avian, Anh was part of the core team at CoderSchool, Vietnam's top coding school, as well as Fram - a venture builder based in Vietnam.

Erik Jonsson
Partner

Originally from Sweden, Erik is a seasoned entrepreneur who has founded five ventures, including Zalora in Vietnam. Currently Partner at Antler, he leads the firm's investments and operations in Vietnam. Also known as 'Shark Erik', he is a judge and investor on Shark Tank Vietnam. Prior to this, he was an investment banker at London's Square Mile and Vietnam Investments Group. His entrepreneurial journey has earned him recognition as one of Sweden's tech super talents, as recognised by Dagens Industri. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Erik is also fluent in Vietnamese.

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