Antler is on a mission to fundamentally improve the world by investing in the world's most exceptional people building the defining companies of tomorrow. As part of our mission, it is important to us that both Antler and our portfolio companies create sustainable value, have a positive contribution to the world and lead the way in terms of diversity.
At Antler, we are committed to promote social and environmental characteristics and intend to help create technology-enabled companies that will positively impact the world and observe Antler’s Environmental, Social, and Governance principles set for its portfolio companies
As part of our commitment to create sustainable value, Antler is a signatory of the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (“UN PRI”) and has chosen to be guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“UN SDGs”).
At Antler we strive to increase the overall long-term value of our funds, as well as the value of common economic, social and environmental assets. We do this by means of engagement, throughout our investment cycle, raising awareness about and promoting ESG characteristics.
Social impact on a global scale
The opportunities to positively impact the world are greater than ever and it is important to have exceptional people build groundbreaking technology companies. At Antler, we help these entrepreneurs make a lasting global impact by supporting and investing in them. Through our portfolio companies, we make meaningful contributions to GDP and job growth in those regions as well as empower a diverse set of entrepreneurs. As a result, we help:
Bolster the economy and employment
We build and invest in 1,500 companies per year, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs on an annual basis.
Reskill the labor force
Starting a company is hard and requires new skill sets and a change in mindset. We help entrepreneurs with this transition.
We work with the world’s best founders regardless of background or geography.
Diversity is critical toward fostering innovation
At Antler, we invest in the world’s most exceptional people. Together, we break down the barriers of entrepreneurship and celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. This isn’t only the right thing to do, it’s also the smart thing - diversity drives innovation. As of November 2021:
- 0+Nationalities represented
- 0%Of portfolio companies have at least one female co-founder
- 0%Of these companies have a female CEO
- 0%Of the Antler leadership team are female
We believe in openness and transparency as critical means to ensure the Venture Capital industry operates with integrity. We have chosen to be part of #MovingForward, highlighting VCs committed to diverse, inclusive, and harassment-free workplaces.
You can find out more about our anti-harassment / anti-discrimination policy here.
At Antler, we are helping to make a better world by building and investing every year in hundreds of new companies that are focused on solving important social and economic issues.
Taking the lead
At Antler, we are committed to taking an active part in growing the knowledge of ESG in the VC world and in contributing to the development of an internationally recognized framework for measuring ESG implementation in VCs. Read our take on ESG from the VC perspective.
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