We received 2600 applications for our second UK cohort, which was a 50% increase from the previous cohort. 71 founders were selected to join Antler, half of whom had previously launched a start-up. After two months, we invested in seven startups which were built by these entrepreneurs. In keeping with our focus of supporting companies with diverse co-founding teams, over half of the companies that we invested in (four out of seven) had at least one woman founder, which is significantly above the London average of 21%.
Antler helps these exceptional entrepreneurs find co-founders and build strong teams, validate their business ideas, and gain early traction. Each start-up has worked closely with our UK team, and with Antler's strong network of local and international advisors. A key part of this is our ‘Demo Day’, where the founders pitch to local and international investors as a way to help them raise their next round of funding. This year, we hosted a virtual Demo Day on October 15th 2020.
"I am delighted with the progress that our second London cohort has made, especially in an unprecedented global environment. All of the founding teams have adapted to working remotely with speed. They have built phenomenal teams, developed new technology solutions, and impressive business plans. We are very pleased that Antler has helped this brilliant group turn their ideas into real, exciting companies that will make waves in industries as diverse as healthtech, beauty and fintech." - Antoine Poirson, Partner, Antler UK
Meet the seven teams we have invested in:
Mast. is a cloud-native mortgage origination system that helps lenders save costs, underwrite more applications, deliver new levels of service, and create the best digital experience possible.
Noah is disrupting the creative process and production of video. By providing the user with ideas, templates for script writing, guidance for recording and an automated editing tool, so that storytelling through video becomes a matter of minutes rather than hours. Noah’s mission is to democratize the power of video by becoming your one-stop end-to-end video creation, management and distribution tool.
Glaize is a D2C brand that's on a mission to reinvent nail care through technology while removing plastics. They want to change how women get their nails done, as well as what nail care products are made of. In a nutshell, Glaize makes gel manicures easier, faster and healthier for women via our made-to-measure gels.
MetaLynx makes virtual sponsorship a reality for sports. MetaLynx's technology for virtual sponsor replacement enables sports rights-holder to generate new revenue, by slicing up their sponsorship packages in new ways. This in turn allows sponsors to reach the right audience, at the right place and in the best moments.
Liminal Health provides technology-enhanced coaching to support people affected by cancer, and other long-term health conditions. Their vision is a world where everyone finds it easy to be proactive about their health.
PriceBring is a B2B Marketplace for Corner Shops to replenish stock at the best prices, discover deals and get it delivered. PriceBring is on a mission to create a one-stop shop for independent retailers starting with procurement and then adding value-added services: financing, integration with POS, inventory management, data analytics and more.
Scribe is accelerating lending and investment decisions, using research-based Artificial Intelligence. Scribe was born out of a desire to introduce cutting edge technology into finance, reducing administration and supporting business activity, with fully automated analysis. Their ultimate mission is to explain the world's data.