Build your next company with Antler US

Antler US is a global early-stage VC that invests in North American founders and pre-seed stage companies. This September we'll return to working with founders in both Austin and New York, but we will continue to work with remote founders virtually on a rolling basis. Apply now!

Removing the barriers to entrepreneurship

Launching a company from inception to raising capital is no small feat. We support our founders and startups throughout the entire process of scaling a successful company. 

Antler’s platform helps founders execute on their solutions, form strong teams, and raise capital to grow.

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Fall 2021 Information
  • Who does Antler US invest in?

    Antler invests in exceptional founding teams by institutionalizing the pre-seed round of funding. Founders must be either US citizens or greencard holders, or incorporate their business as Delaware C Corp, for Antler to invest.

    Our founders are our core focus. Ultimately, we assess founders based on their prior accomplishments, the strength of their critical thinking, how quickly they devise solutions to the problems that keep them up at night, and an ability to execute on their vision. We look for a proven track record of grit, passion, commitment, and humility in our founders.

  • Does Antler work with founders virtually or in person?  And how do I apply?

    This September we'll return to working with founders in both Austin and New York, but - for founders based outside of New York and Austin - we will continue to accept remote applications on a rolling basis to work with Antler US virtually. 

    Click here to apply to either in-person or remote programming! Interviews for admission will be conducted this summer.

  • What should I expect if I’m accepted to Antler?

    Accepted founders will have up to three months of dedicated support as they work to prepare to pitch Antler for a $15K investment.

    While you’re working within the Antler community, you'll have access to our office space, Antler Launch Academy resources, and support from our full time team. We hold weekly town hall meetings, office hours, and speaker sessions with industry experts and Antler advisors to provide you with guidance to scale quickly. Along the way, you’ll meet other founders tracking through the same process.

    Once you’ve identified a clear problem statement and industry overview, there is an opportunity to pitch for a $15,000 investment to incorporate your company and start refining your business model. 

    Founders that receive the $15,000 investment will have an additional three months to craft a clearly defined business model, product, GTM strategy, recruit their team, and then pitch for Antler’s $250,000 investment to our final investment committee.

    If your startup receives the additional $250,000 investment, you will receive dedicated, hands on support as you build your advisory board and raise your seed round.

  • How does Antler US support its portfolio companies?

    As our portfolio companies scale and fundraise, Antler picks up the administrative slack so our founders can focus on what they do best: growing and refining their core business. We support our portfolio companies by providing:

    1. Executional support - we fill in the gaps that typically slow down early-stage companies, allowing our startups to focus on core growth 

    2. Fundraising support - we help our startups build relationships in the VC ecosystem as they secure follow on capital in their next rounds of fundraising

    3. Recruiting support - portfolio companies use our platform and network to find and recruit great first hires and build advisory boards

  • How much ownership does Antler US take?

    Antler will never take more than a 10% equity from our early-stage founders raising through their seed rounds.

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  • Applications are open for Antler's Fall 2021 cohort!

    Accepted founders will have up to three months of dedicated support as they work to prepare to pitch Antler for a $15,000 investment.

Alumni Testimonials

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Building a startup with Antler allows you the room to develop, grow or even pivot your business idea, providing you with the guidance you need along the way.

Manuel Schönfeld

Founder & CEO, PowerX

US 2019

Antler US Portfolio Companies

  • Kitch (2019)

    Marketplace for Commercial Kitchens.

  • Marco Financial (2019)

    A revolutionary trade finance platform that provides financing to small- and medium-sized exporters from Latin America.

  • PowerX (2019)

    PowerX’s suite of smart home solutions provides a unified view of all energy, devices, and water outlets running in your home through one, easy-to-use app. Gain insight into the appliances in your home and take actionable steps to reducing your carbon foot print.

  • Stairs Financial (2019)

    Makes employer-sponsored investment accounts to help employees save up to buy a home.

  • Savvy (2019)

    Leasing and financial services platform for residential rental properties in the US.

  • SecondBody (2019)

    Helps you to communicate better with the people you're closest with through the use of live, human proxies.

  • Dots (2019)

    A command center for community managers, helping them automate manual tasks and understand member insights across platforms.

  • Sleuth (2019)

    Provides parents with crowdsourced and highly precise directions for the care of their children with developmental delays.

  • Within Health (2019)

    Telehealth platform focused on radiology patient journey.

  • Bitewell (2020)

    A platform that ties data-driven dietician recommendations with last-mile food delivery.

  • Caria (2020)

    The first comprehensive digital health platform for women in perimenopause, menopause, and beyond that helps them connect with experts, a community, and evidence-based support.

  • My Home Pathway (2020)

    Platform that helps low-credit borrowers to secure mortgages.

  • Break the Love (2020)

    A marketplace that digitizes the tennis club.

  • Likewise (2020)

    An end-to-end platform that connects high-growth, digital-first brands with top tier freelance creative talent on demand.

  • April Labs (2020)

    An AI-powered platform that enables frictionless renting by quickly matching apartment listings and rental services with tenants.

  • Werkit (2020)

    Helps companies build agile AI operations that scale. By assembling remote teams trained in data processing and AI automation, Werkit provides on-demand digital jobs for individuals looking to earn money, up-skill, and attain financial stability.

  • Casting Depot (2020)

    Professional network platform for media and entertainment encompassing all facets of talent-booking.

  • A tech platform empowering Immigrants to manage their remittances transparently.

  • Lantern (2020)

    Provides retail traders deep insight into smart money options plays.

  • Doctu (2020)

    A telehealth platform that connects patients with healthcare providers in Latin America.

  • Growsquares (2020)

    Leverages remote climate assessment to optimize user understanding of their environments in order to grow successful gardens.

  • A marketplace for custom investment strategies that connects asset managers and owners to improve investment decisions.

  • Tailored (2020)

    Improves the customer acquisition process by turning demonstrations into customized experiences for prospective clients.

  • A direct-to-consumer meal delivery platform that offers a offering a varied line of ready to cook, pre-seasoned meats.

  • Jam (2021)

    A recommendation engine for coworker connections that schedules virtual conversations and encourages knowledge sharing across departments, offices, and tenure.

  • Update.ai (2021)

    Leverages ML/AI to automatically distill information from tools, communication channels, and meetings to improve team communication and alignment.

  • Vero Technologies (2021)

    An inventory finance lending platform for independent auto dealerships that provides proactive risk mitigation leveraging alternative data sources and real-time collateral and loan lifecycle management.

  • Boober (2021)

    A marketplace that connects expectant and new parents to qualified, expert care providers (virtual & in-person) and educational content to to transform healthcare outcomes.

  • Metabob (2021)

    Provides a static code analysis tool that specializes in programming

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