From day one, we provide an unrivalled ecosystem and expertise to support founders in building successful startups. We leverage our massive global dataset on early-stage founder success to evaluate and support exceptional people.
Equal access to funding and opportunities is at the core of what we do. We strive to bring together founders from diverse backgrounds, gender and ethnicities to create the strongest co-founding teams possible. This is just the start of our journey and we are working on continuously improving our numbers.
The first phase of the program runs for about 2 months, whilst the second phase is 4 months.
Selected founders get a grant of £4,000 paid in two instalments during the first phase. We invest £120,000 for a 10% equity stake in each company selected by our investment committee.
For all companies we invest in, £40,000 is used to cover the program fees so you get £80,000 in the bank to start building the foundations of a great business.
Entrepreneur at Antler
Different nationalities, different backgrounds and different interests. Rob, the CEO, has seven years of experience working in Risk for Barclays in London and Frankfurt. Emmanuel, the CTO, has spent eight years in Academia. After his PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Sorbonne Université in Paris, he joined University College London (UCL) as a Research Associate focusing on automatic persuasion methods for behaviour change. They probably would not have met if it wasn’t for Antler.
The internet gave people a place to learn about sex autonomously - not just through family, friends and traditional education. Insight into how others feel and think about sex has created more openness around the topic. With this came a deeper understanding of sexual psychology, and as Sachin Raoul and Robbie Coomber started to look into this rather taboo topic, they discovered that billions of people were suffering in silence.