It is no secret that industry leaders face challenges when it comes to fostering innovation and growth. Take a closer peek into how Antler Norway has managed to unlock mutual benefits - by innovating at speed and creating a culture of entrepreneurship with the support of top entrepreneurs from all around the world.
If you are an entrepreneur looking for investment for your early-stage startup, you may wonder “What is my company worth?”. The answer to this question can be quite difficult to formulate. Most valuations are a negotiation; a balance of setting a price that is acceptable to the founders but also agreeable to the investors. There is no general rule of putting a price on a startup, however, we have some tips that will make your valuation process easier.
In our latest episode, we speak to Rajiv Srivatsa, co-founder of Urban Ladder, an online furniture company that raised over 100 million dollars in venture capital from Indian and international investors such as Ratan Tata and Sequoia Capital. He shares his learnings about building a company in the home category and the evolution that has taken place in the Indian startup ecosystem.
Raising money is critical to fuel growth, build credibility, and stay afloat. Without external funding, the vast majority of startups won’t survive or have very slow growth. The amount of money needed to take a startup to the next stage of growth is usually beyond the ability of founders and their friends and family to finance. Here is why, when, and how much to raise in order to succeed.
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.
Meet Mast! Joy, Rob and Henry all joined Antler UK two weeks before the UK government announced the lockdown. Apart from informal discussions they had never brainstormed together in our offices. Everything happened remotely and they’ve never looked back!
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.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ole Ruch as partner and board member. As part of Antler’s board, Ruch will focus on international expansion, strategic partnerships, and investment management. Ruch will bring invaluable operational experience and insight to the Antler team, particularly around scaling big organizations, building global platforms and crafting large partnerships.
We are firmly a 'Rent vs. Buy’ generation. With an increasingly footloose population comes an increasing preference for renting over purchasing goods. With that in mind, we highlight one of our homegrown startups focused on helping consumers rent and select high quality furniture for their homes with Homespring.
Making healthy eating decisions is difficult, time-consuming, expensive, and there are no existing companies that pair healthy food recommendations with delivery services. Bitewell, a platform that ties data-driven dietician recommendations with last-mile food delivery, is fixing that.