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."
Currently, only ~2% of all Dutch Venture Capital is invested in female-founded or female co-founded companies. Simply put, there is a huge population with phenomenal ideas but they are largely being ignored, misunderstood or brushed to the side. Now, what can we do to solve this problem?
Africa, with its staggering young population, rapidly growing adoption of mobile technologies, increasing middle class and harbouring of 4/10 world’s fastest growing economies, is ready for a tech revolution and Antler is excited to bring its disruptive model to the continent.
According to Forbes, around 90% of startups fail. We don’t know about you, but that sounds like a large proportion of unsuccessful business ventures to us. We sat down with Antoine Poirson, one of our partners at our London office, to discuss his thoughts on becoming an entrepreneur in today’s globally competitive market.