January 18, 2021

Former Goldman Sachs APAC CEO Ken Hitchner joins Antler Global Advisory Board

Former Goldman Sachs APAC CEO, Ken Hitchner, joins the Antler Global Advisory Board. He will also be the Co-Chair of the Greater China Advisory Committee.

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Global early-stage investor Antler announced the appointment of former Goldman Sachs Asia-Pacific CEO, Ken Hitchner to the Global Advisory Board. Ken is also appointed as Co-Chair of the Greater China Advisory Committee.

The appointment comes as we roll out our plan to increase our presence in Greater China. Hitchner brings a depth of commercial expertise, network and experience into Antler's senior management team. This follows other recent additions to the Global Advisory Board, including Baillie Gifford's James Anderson.

Hitchner joined Goldman Sachs in 1991 after a career as a US navy pilot. Among the many achievements during his 28 years at one of the world's premier financial institutions was helping set up and lead its global healthcare banking practice and leading APAC ex-Japan.

Magnus Grimeland, Founder and CEO of Antler, "We are delighted to be able to work with someone of Ken's calibre. He brings a wealth of experience and network to the table, and deep expertise in the Asia Pacific region -- which is a region in which Antler is keen to continue its growth. Together with our existing advisory board members, his knowledge and experience will support Antler's mission to support the most exceptional people across the globe and help build fast-growing technology companies solving some of the world's largest problems."

Ken Hitchner says, "Over the last twelve months, the world has faced unprecedented challenges. Entrepreneurs can help the world recover, by building better solutions and creating jobs and opportunities. I am delighted to join Antler's Global Advisory Board, andI look forward to helping Antler continue its growth in Greater China."


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.

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


Rike Döpp Bergérus

VP, PR and Communications


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