May 24, 2023

Annual Report 2022: A Window Into Progress

ANTLER’S FIRST GLOBAL REPORT REVEALS BREADTH AND STRENGTH OF PORTFOLIO

Antler is on track to make more investments than ever this year as it celebrates the fifth anniversary of its first investments

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Antler

The investor backing the world's most driven founders, from day zero to greatness. Enabling thousands of founders every year to launch and scale companies that move the world forward.

Singapore — Approaching the fifth anniversary of its first investments, Antler released today A Window into Progress. This report reveals how the firm is investing record amounts of capital and seeing increasing applications to its founder programs, while the news about a constrained seed capital spigot is dominating headlines.

The report captures the depth, quality, and consistency of Antler’s support of exceptional founders at an unprecedented, global scale across six continents—juxtaposing the narrow startup hub mentality that long dominated VC strategies.

Recently recognized as the world’s most active angel & seed-stage investor, the firm is not slowing down in its investment activity amidst challenging macroeconomic conditions; it is planning and on track to make its highest ever number of investments this year—more than 400—while continuing to actively support companies across the entire early-stage life cycle.

Download the full report to see the first holistic snapshot of the firm’s global community that continues to grow during the downturn and deliver value to founders in four key areas:

  • Driving fundraising: Warm introductions and fundraising support have helped Antler founders raise more than $400 million from VCs, angel investors, and LPs—approximately two-thirds of all the funding raised by our Antler portfolio. To date, Antler has hosted 50-plus investor days around the world, giving our founders exposure to 5K+ active investors.
  • The backing of industry leaders: Antler founders gain company-building resources, introductions to prospective corporate customers, insights, inspiration, and more through the firm’s industry partners, including ****$3M+ in discounts and perks.
  • An engaged community of peers: Founders around the world will exceed 6,000 in the first half of 2023, with virtual community activity growing 30% year-to-date.
  • World-class mentoring: 300 Antler Operators from leading technology companies based in 31 countries have collectively hosted 2K+ founder mentoring sessions totaling 1K+ hours.

Magnus Grimeland, Antler founder and CEO, says: "As the problems the world faces grow more vast and complex, more than ever before people are viewing technology and business as the solution.  Against a challenging macroeconomic backdrop, Antler has continued to expand and strengthen our global operations and community. We've doubled down on being the best place on the planet to find the most driven co-founders, backing exceptional teams, and helping founders build sustainable businesses with solid fundamentals—our priorities through all market cycles. As we approach the fifth anniversary of our first investments, it's a great privilege to back the world’s most driven founders—the engine that moves the world forward."

ABOUT ANTLER

Antler is the investor backing the world’s most driven founders from day zero to greatness. Founded on the belief that people innovating is the key to building a better future, we partner with people across six continents to launch and scale high-potential startups that address meaningful opportunities and challenges. Knowing that exceptional founders can come from anywhere with any background, we have offices in 25 cities, including Austin, New York, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Bangalore, Jakarta, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, and Sydney. Our global community backs people from the beginning with co-founder matching, deep business model validation, initial capital, expansion support, and follow-on funding. Fueled by a personal passion that goes beyond traditional investing, we have helped create and invested in more than 750 startups across a wide range of industries and technologies, with the goal of backing more than 6,000 by 2030.

CONTACT

Rike Döpp Bergérus

Director of PR & Communications

+46706313538 (whatsapp)

rike@antler.co

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