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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.

'Day Zero' investing

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

Antler has been repeatedly recognized by Pitchbook as the world’s most active angel and seed-stage investor.

Investment stage

Antler is neither an accelerator or an incubator, Antler is an early-stage investor.

Accelerators or incubators help startups grow faster.
An investor takes a high conviction bet on people—at any time, even pre-team or pre-idea.

Antler’s global community

Our global community includes founders, investors, operators, experts, and partner organizations across six continents. Antler founders scale faster—from winning their first 100 customers and marketing a new product to raising their next round of funding—with the backing of 8,000+ fellow Antler founders across six continents. They learn from the best in the business through our advisor network of 600 leading operators, our sector-focused communities, and our monthly socials across our locations. And they are powered by curated people and resources for hiring, going to market, and fundraising, along with perks from leading tech providers. Antler founders have a home with us for life—no matter what direction their business or career takes, we’re committed to winning together.


Founders

Antler is investing since 2018 and was founded by five co-founders, Magnus Grimeland, Fridtjof Berge, Dilan Mizrakli-Landgraff, Vegard Medbø, and Jussi Salovaara.


Antler leadership

Antler is led by Magnus Grimeland, founder and Chief Executive Officer; Edward Knight, President; Stevenaar, Chief Financial Officer; Dilan Mizrakli-Landgraff, Chief Strategy Officer; KC Agerup, Chief Investment Officer; Bjarne Abrahamsen, Co-Chief Operating Officer; Vegard Medbø, Co-Chief Operating Officer; Bede Moore, Chief Business Officer and Fridtjof Berge, Chief Business Officer.

Advisory Board

Tore Myrholt, Former McKinsey Partner and Chairman of the Board; Sheila Patel, Vice Chairman of B Capital Group, the venture capital firm co-founded by Eduardo Saverin, and Former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Co-Chair of the Antler Advisory Board; Lawrence Summers, Former Secretary of Treasury for President Clinton and President Emeritus at Harvard University; David Fischer, Former Chief Revenue Officer of Facebook; Aaron Gershenberg, Sr. Advisor & Founder Partner, SVB Capital; Aaron Harris, Co-Founder of Magid & Company and Former Partner at Y Combinator; Ken Hitchner, Former Goldman Sachs Asia-Pacific CEO and James Anderson, Partner at Lingotto Investments and Former Co-Manager of Baillie Gifford.


Press contact

Rike Döpp Bergérus

VP, PR and Communications

rike@antler.co

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