October 5, 2021

Antler recruits former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Sheila Patel, to board

Goldman Sachs veteran, Sheila Patel, joins the board of Antler, bringing three decades of experience in the financial asset management industry. Learn more.

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Goldman Sachs veteran Sheila Patel has joined the board of Antler. With three decades of experience in financial asset management, Patel has become a global leader in the asset management industry.  

Previously, Patel was chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management based in London, and a member of the bank's Firmwide Management Committee, holding leadership roles in two divisions across three continents. Before Goldman Sachs, Patel headed up Trading Strategy at Morgan Stanley for seven years. As the current Vice Chairman of B Capital Group, the venture capital firm co-founded by Eduardo Saverin, Sheila brings thirty years of experience in financial markets and investment.

Sheila brings deep experience in venture, private markets and asset management. In addition to Goldman Sachs' Firmwide Management Committee, she also served on the Partnership Committee, the Inclusion & Diversity Committee, and led ESG and Sustainability initiatives for GSAM, among other leadership responsibilities. Sheila managed a variety of Goldman Sachs businesses globally during her career, and in her role as a Board Member at Antler, Sheila will leverage her experience in asset management on a global scale.

Sheila Patel said, "With innovative technology continuing to disrupt every area of life, what attracted me to Antler was its unique model - particularly its global approach to investment and focus on fostering diversity."

Patel continued, "Where entrepreneurs innovate, and when the value-capture happens, is changing fast, and Antler is in a very promising position with its unique size and scale of its operations across key entrepreneurial hubs globally. The asset management industry needs to rethink traditional models of backing innovation, and Antler is among the change-makers in the industry, so being able to support the team was an opportunity I could not turn down.

"There are exciting times ahead and I'm looking forward to helping provide world-class entrepreneurs access to all the necessary tools to help grow their businesses."

Magnus Grimeland, Antler Founder and CEO says, "Sheila brings to our team a wealth of experience from the asset management industry and from building strong leadership teams of high performers. It is no wonder why she is regularly featured for her insights and market observations by financial media across the globe. Furthermore, she is a role model for women around the world and is passionate about helping women succeed with pursuing their dreams. We look forward to working with Sheila to enable founders across the world realise their ambitions to build the defining companies of tomorrow."

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Antler is one of the most active early-stage investors globally.

The firm leads in ‘Day Zero’ investing, an approach to venture capital focused on partnering with founders pre-launch. Antler systematically removes capital and network constraints for early-stage technology entrepreneurs by providing co-founder matching, deep business model validation, initial capital, expansion support, and follow-on funding.

The firm is present in 30 cities across most leading technology ecosystems globally and has made over 1,000 investments into early-stage startups, with the goal of backing more than 6,000 by 2030.

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Rike Döpp Bergérus

VP, PR and Communications
rike at antler.co

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