Build your next company with Antler Australia

Antler is a global early-stage VC enabling and investing in exceptional entrepreneurs. We bring together entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to build the defining companies of tomorrow, here in Sydney.

Supporting founders from day one

Antler maximises entrepreneurs' opportunity to succeed by building superior co-founder teams, providing deep business model validation while focusing on quality over quantity.

We support founders from day one and build a relationship as a long-term investor in our companies.

Having invested in hundreds companies and worked with thousands of entrepreneurs, we know what works and what doesn't. This helps us better support our founders and maximise their chances of success.

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Antler Sydney application FAQs
  • Should I apply as an individual?

    Antler is a global early-stage VC enabling and investing in the world's most exceptional people. 

    We’re the world’s largest early-stage investment platform, present in 12 locations across 6 continents and have invested in 160+ companies.

    Every year, 50,000 founders across the world want to work with us -- people from diverse careers such as serial entrepreneurs, engineers, product builders, subject matter pro's and PhD's.

    Because of this, we are extremely selective. We only work with the top 3% out of tens of thousands of entrepreneurs every year. The founders we work with have on average 10 years’ work experience and come with deep functional or industry specific expertise. And we’re democratising entrepreneurship - meaning we work with the best founders regardless of background or geography.

    That being said, we actively work to reduce risk by building superior co-founder teams, providing deep business model validation while focusing on quality over quantity. We financially support founders from day one and build a relationship as a long term investor in our companies. We're leveraging the world’s largest dataset on early-stage founder success to evaluate and support exceptional people and ideas.

    If you want to positively impact the world by creating a company that solves real problems, join Antler and build a groundbreaking technology company by clicking the link below.

  • Should I apply as an existing business?

    Antler is a global early-stage VC enabling and investing in the world's most exceptional people.

    We’re the world’s largest early-stage investment platform, present in 12 locations across 6 continents and have invested in 160+ companies.

    Every year, 50,000 founders across the world want to work with us -- people from diverse careers such as serial entrepreneurs, engineers, product builders, subject matter pro's and PhD's.

    While this is our focus, and we’re extremely selective - only work with the top 3% out of tens of thousands of entrepreneurs every year - we have also had great success accelerating the growth of early-stage companies.

    Antler Sydney is interested in hearing from those who have built a team, a product which is in market and have incorporated as a company. This could mean your business already has revenue, a strong user base, and/ or first customers, but the business be pre-investment - meaning you have not raised capital with an external investor. 

    Over the next five years, we’ll support over 10,000 entrepreneurs, build and invest in 1,000 companies that better the world and create over 100,000 new jobs. Our portfolio companies solve real problems, create sustainable value and make the world a better place.

    If your business aligns with these values and you want to be part of the world’s most qualified early-stage platform with an unparalleled network of entrepreneurial leaders, experienced founders and investors, join Antler and grow your groundbreaking technology company by clicking the link below.

  • What is the application process - as an individual?

    Apply as an individual

    Apply on Antler.co/apply using your LinkedIn account or CV.

    Validation Call

    To learn more  about your skills and motivation we will schedule a 15 minutes call. Here we will confirm some details and around your commitment and drive. Also, this is your chance to ask us any pressing questions you have. 

    Submission

    We will send you details for a one-pager submission that you will need to complete, showcasing your expertise and entrepreneurial flair.

    Spike interview

    This interview is to deep dive into the skills you have showcased through your submission and any additional ones you may have. We will also want to hear what is driving you to start a business and the attributes you have to scale it.

    Partner interview

    An interview with an Antler Partner to deep dive into ideas you can bring into the program, focusing on the 0 -1 stage and your ability to execute on them. Or, a deeper dive into your area of expertise and leadership potential.

    References

    A few checks at the final stages.

    Offer to join Antler

    Once we have made an offer, the next steps are simple. You'll sign a MOU and then we’ll keep you updated until the beginning of the program.

  • What is the application process - as an exisiting business?

    Apply as an existing business

    Apply on Antler.co/apply using your LinkedIn account or CV.

    Submit a short video & pitch deck

    After you click apply you will receive an email asking you to submit a pitch deck and short video. We are looking to understand more about your skills, how they align to your business, what you have built to date, market sizing and the traction you have achieved. We are also keen to hear the value that you are looking to gain from Antler.

    Antler review

    The team will review your submission focusing on your traction to date, the size of the opportunity you are addressing and your strength as a founding team. Also, if Antler is best placed to support you in your future growth.

    Partner interview

    All co-founders will interview with an Antler Partner to deep dive into the business, you as individuals and how you complement one another to form the foundations of a strong company. 

    References

    A few checks at the final stages.

    Offer to join Antler

    Once we have made an offer, the next steps are simple. You'll sign a MOU and then we’ll keep you updated until the beginning of the program.

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  • Start date

    January 2021

  • Who

    We're currently recruiting individuals and existing businesses. Learn more by reading out application FAQs above.

  • What you get

    Founders receive a grant for the first phase of the program. We also invest in each company selected by our investment committee. We then organise a Demo Day where your business will have the opportunity to pitch to thousands external investors from all around the world.

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The opportunity to work with a cohort where people are experts in so many fields and industries while you’re in a structured program where you can get support on a range of challenges that startups face -- it’s a win.

Skye Theodorou

Co-founder and CEO of Upcover

Sydney, cohort 1

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