October 8, 2020

Baillie Gifford’s James Anderson joins the Antler advisory board

James Anderson, renowned co-manager at Baillie Gifford's Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, joins Antler's advisory board to empower visionary founders worldwide.

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London, October 8, 2020, Global early-stage investor Antler announced today that James Anderson, co-manager of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust at Baillie Gifford, joins the Antler Advisory board.

James has been the Manager and then Joint Manager of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust since 2000 and is a co-manager of the International Concentrated Growth Strategy. He Chaired the International Growth Portfolio Group from its inception in 2003 until July 2019 and remains co-manager of Vanguard International Growth. In 2003, James also co-founded their Long Term Global Growth Strategy. Prior to this, he headed their European Equity Team. James has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the government-sponsored Kay Review and as Chair of the subsequent industry working group that set up the UK Investor Forum. James is also a Trustee of Johns Hopkins University.

Magnus Grimeland, founder and CEO of Antler, comments: "We are very excited to have James joining our advisory board. He brings with him tremendous investment expertise and insights to help build the best possible platform for our founders and increase the positive impact our portfolio companies have on both local and global economies."

James Anderson adds: "I am delighted to be joining the advisory board of Antler and look forward to working with the team in enabling founders who are building the defining companies of tomorrow."


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
rike at antler.co

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