One in ten stores globally are empty, and in the Nordics alone there’s over 20 000 vacant spaces. xNomad is marketplace for short-term retail space, the ‘Airbnb for pop-ups’. Watch the full video to learn more about the startup that was founded in the inaugural Antler Stockholm program by Jonathan Haralambakis and Leslie Maunsbach.
Today, power line inspections are carried out by manned helicopters and ground crews. Consequently, current methods of inspection are not only outdated, inefficient and heavy on carbon emissions but also pose a risk to the staff working dangerously close to live power lines. With drones, the power line inspection process is safer, smarter and most importantly, sustainable.
Antler is in the business of enabling the world's most exceptional people to build technology companies that solve real problems, and have a strong impact on the world. Last year we had the chance to start working with some truly amazing entrepreneurs; Wisnu Nugrahadi, Margana Mohamad and Dimas Pramudya. In only twelve months, they have built an incredibly fast growing company working with 150,000 agents across Indonesia.
Antler believes in bringing people with complementary skills together and providing them with a solid support system to ensure the best companies are formed through the program. Most startups fail because of the wrong founding team. Fundamentally, the foundation for starting a business on the right food is the core team and the skills they collectively bring together.
Chris Brooke, CTO at Hopster and Advisor at Antler in London, shared his insights about becoming a CTO during an event. Having gone through these stages himself, he explains how the role of the CTO evolves from finding the idea to building a product for the global market.
"I have evolved into a better version of myself... I am so proud that I took the leap to launch my own business. I worked hard for something that I am passionate about and enjoyed every second of it."