Build the defining companies of tomorrow

Experienced operators, technologists, and entrepreneurs come together at Antler to build and grow their companies.

The Antler experience

We invest in the defining companies of tomorrow. But we know it all starts with you. We help exceptional people build startups from the earliest stages. When you join Antler, you join a community of founders, get support from a global platform of experts and resources, and receive investments to scale your ideas and businesses.

  • Founder community

    Join a founder community of thousands of members globally

  • Investments

    We invest in exceptional teams and startups from the earliest stage

  • Deep sector expertise

    Get support from experts across a wide range of industries and technologies

  • Expansion support

    An unparalleled global network that can help you expand to new markets

  • Capital pathway

    Support your capital pathway through our global network of top-tier investors

  • Right co-founding team

    We help you find and build strong foundations with your co-founder(s)

  • Insights and tools

    Get access to our online platform with resources and playbooks

  • Talent network

    Support your hiring by connecting you to thousands of highly talented people

Speed up your startup journey

We know that with the right team, early product-market fit validation and pre-seed capital, the chances of building a successful startup increases significantly. We work closely with you on this from the start.

Our platform is anchored on this philosophy, with variations at Antler locations around the world in terms of structure, industry focus and who we work with.

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We support our startups in the long-term

We build strong relationships with our founders and stay involved as a partner for the long term.

As an Antler startup, you will remain a member of our community, a truly global community of founders of early-stage startups, throughout your journey. This is a helpful community where you will meet other early-stage founders from around the world and where you can access our portfolio job boards, sign up to events, access our resource library, share learnings and get support from other founders, advisors and the Antler team along your growth journey.

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Scale your idea and team - Join Antler as a newly started company

You’ve already started your business. The initial co-founding team is in place, but you haven't received external funding and you are heads-down building. Join forces with Antler to fast track your startup by getting support tailored to your stage of the journey

You’ll join our fast-growing founder community and have the opportunity to receive an investment from Antler.

How we work with you pre-investment.

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    Validate the problem you are solving and your business model

    • Assessing your opportunity is fundamental to getting started. Entrepreneurs need to find out quickly how to best address the needs of the market in the journey to product-market fit.
    • We encourage you at this point to meet real, potential customers as soon as possible to validate their problem statements and ideas.
    • We partner you up with dedicated coaches and experts to help you validate your idea and grow your startup. Your coach will also connect you to the most relevant global advisors in our network who can further help you and ensure to keep you focused on rapid testing and iteration as well as share their experiences
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    Investment opportunity

    After a few weeks of working with us, teams pitch to the investment committee. We invest in strong teams with a clear problem-team fit and products with big potential and work with you to be in the best position possible in the lead up to the investment committee.

How we work with you post-investment

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    Build and get early traction

    • It’s important to focus on growth once you have established signs of product-market fit. Antler accelerates introductions to customers and partners.
    • We guide you through the process of incorporation, founder agreements and more, so you can focus on building your business. During this period, founders get more done than what is possible on their own. Startups build a first version of their products and get early traction.
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    Prepare you for your next round of funding

    • We work with you to prepare your fundraising strategy and growth roadmap. We will then introduce you to our vast global network of investors. 
    • In some locations, we connect you to the global investor community through Demo Days and investor events, with distinguished investors attending from all over the world, organise Demo Days, where our startups pitch to angel investors, seed investors, and venture capitalists. These are attended by investors from all over the world.

Apply now ...

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Find your team and idea - Join Antler to start your company

It’s time for you to build. You’re at the stage when you’re ready to give it everything you’ve got. You want to test a number of promising ideas, be part of a supportive environment to iron out what to build, and what market to go after. Join Antler in one of our locations, meet other founders and perhaps your future co-founder.

Antler is the place for you to iterate on your ideas, form co-founding teams, build your company and receive capital for your growth.

How we work with you: pre-investment

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    Build a strong co-founding team

    • We strive to select and bring together a diverse group of exceptional people - from engineers to experienced business operators and serial entrepreneurs - so that you can find the right co-founder for you.
    • The right founding team is what sets successful businesses apart from those that fail. Whether you come with a co-founding team or meet your co-founders at Antler, we believe a strong co-founding team  This means a strong co-founding team that shares the same values, vision, and drive to build a great startup, and possess have has a complementary skillset to make it into a reality and the drive to build a great startup.
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    Validate the problem you are solving and your business model

    • Assessing your opportunity is fundamental to getting started. Entrepreneurs need to find out quickly how to best address the needs of the market in the journey to product-market fit.
    • We encourage you at this point to meet real, potential customers as soon as possible to validate your idea.
    • We partner you up with dedicated coaches and experts to help you validate your idea and grow your startup. Your coach will also connect you to the most relevant global advisors in our network who can further help you and ensure to keep you focused on rapid testing and iteration as well as share their experiences.
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    Investment opportunity

    After a few weeks of working with us, teams pitch to the investment committee. We invest in strong teams with a clear problem-team fit and products with big potential and work with you to be in the best position possible in the lead up to the investment committee.

How we work with you: post-investment

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    Build and get early traction

    • It’s important to focus on growth once you have established signs of product-market fit. Antler accelerates introductions to customers and partners.
    • We guide you through the process of incorporation, founder agreements and more, so you can focus on building your business. During this period, founders get more done than what is possible on their own. Startups build a first version of their products and get early traction.
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    Prepare you for your next round of funding

    • We work with you to prepare your fundraising strategy and growth roadmap. We will then introduce you to our vast global network of investors. 
    • In some locations, we connect you to the global investor community through Demo Days and investor events, with distinguished investors attending from all over the world, organise Demo Days, where our startups pitch to angel investors, seed investors, and venture capitalists. These are attended by investors from all over the world.

Apply to start your company

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Get a feel for entrepreneurship - Join Antler Launch Academy

You are ready to get started. You may want to enter the startup space or explore what to work on next. Join our free 5-week online course, the Antler Launch Academy, to access our startup playbook. 

You will learn how to launch a startup through a series of masterclasses hosted by investors and entrepreneurs. Connect with other ambitious people through our digital meetups, pitch nights and online community.

Meet some of our startups

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AppBoxo completes a US$1.1m seed funding round

Appboxo is a super app infrastructure platform that allows companies to launch and integrate mini-apps within their software. They recently completed a US$1.1m seed funding round led by Founders Fund, with participation from 500 Startups, Plug and Play Tech Center and Antler. They plan to use the fresh funds to scale the platform and add new mini-apps in travel, e-commerce, finance, and lifestyle industries.

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Join Antler now


Founders decide to join Antler for a variety of reasons. Some are looking for an investment, others come to find the right co-founder. Some come for the coaching and support from mentors, and others want to be in an inspiring environment with other founders.

Regardless of where you are looking for support, start by getting in touch with one of our Antler locations.

SELECT A LOCATION

Choose a location

Each location differs slightly in terms of structure, industry focus, and founders we accept. You will get support from the moment you join Antler and as you scale your startup.

COVID-19 status: Currently programs are either being conducted virtually, in person, or as a hybrid version. The situation is reassessed regularly to ensure we provide you with the best possible support in a safe way and are following local regulations.

Amsterdam
MAR 2022
Australia
JAN 2022
Berlin
Spring 2022
Copenhagen
FEB 2022
Ho Chi Minh
NOV 2021
India
DEC 2021/Rolling
Jakarta
Early 2022
London
FEB 2022
Nairobi
MAR 2022
Oslo
FEB 2022
Seoul
Singapore
FEB 2022/Rolling Intake
Stockholm
FEB 2022
Toronto
JAN 2022
US
MAR 2022
Web3
Jan 2022
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What we look for

From experienced business operators to technologists and serial entrepreneurs, we work with skilled founders regardless of background or geography.

The founders of our portfolio companies represent more than 70 nationalities. Nearly 40% of our startups have at least one female co-founder.

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    Inner drive

    You're a self-starter and can motivate yourself and others to join your mission. You set high goals and have a proven ability to achieve them.

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    Spike

    That strong attribute which enables your skills and experiences to stand out from the crowd. You have deep knowledge in an area where you can form a foundation of your company's competitive advantage.

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    Grit

    Your source of energy never runs low. You always find a window when the door closes. You have the willingness and ability to keep going when you're faced with obstacles.

Meet some of our founders from around the world

  • Founder and CEO

    “Building a startup with Antler allows you the room to develop, grow or even pivot your business idea, providing you with the guidance you need along the way.”

    Manuel Schönfeld

    PowerX
    USA, 2019

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  • Co-founder and CEO

    “Antler not only provided the best platform to raise early investment, but also the best possible support and advisory network globally. It allowed me to integrate my conviction for Medtech and business.”

    Monika Mehta

    Zealth-AI
    Singapore, 2020

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  • Co-founder and CEO

    “Antler helped me find two skilled and ambitious co-founders, expand my network and aim higher than I ever thought possible.”

    David Almroth

    SkyQraft
    Sweden, 2019

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What founders say about Antler

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