Level up from web2 to web3 with Antler

Antler is the world’s fastest growing VC firm. Over the past 3 years, we have backed 400+ startups in 17 locations across 5 continents. We are a decentralized global platform at our core.

Build in web3 with Antler 🌐

Antler is calling for applications from founders looking to build in web3. This is part of our conviction in blockchain and crypto being major building blocks for the internet and financial services of the future. Over the past few years, Antler partners have backed multiple web3 startups, invested in core blockchain protocols, and built developer ecosystems for web3 globally. We have seen firsthand the potential of web3 to rework the ways we build, code, transact, game, and more.

Level Up to web3

🔍 We are calling for applications from both founders looking to transition and build in web3, as well as existing teams working on web3 projects.

Investment from the pre-seed stage

Plus access to web3 mentors, developers, protocols and one of the world's top founder communities.

What We Offer to web3 Founders

☑️ Decentralized and global set-up from Day 1, with 17 locations across 5 continents

☑️ Deep ecosystem partnerships with Solana, Polygon, Questbook and more

☑️ Office hours with Antler blockchain team and 500+ advisors globally

☑️ Access to investors and a web3 expert partners including Solana Venture Fund

☑️ A global community of 2,000+ founders

☑️ Access to web3 specific developer ecosystems and DAOs

Our web3 partners

Get access to deep ecosystem partnerships

  • Solana

    Access to Solana Ventures and select web3 investors during your Demo Day and IC. Distribution support for growing user-base and TVL for qualifying teams.

  • Polygon

    Access to Polygon protocol team and capital partners. Learning resources for blockchain scaling, dApp design and more.

  • Questbook

    Access to one of the largest web3 builder communities across the world. Recruit web3 developers, post bounties for your project and more.

  • Avalanche

    Avalanche is the fastest smart contracts platform in the blockchain industry, as measured by time-to-finality, and has the most validators securing its activity of any proof-of-stake protocol.

Portfolio

  • Xanpool

    XanPool is an open finance infrastructure company that makes sending all forms of money across the world faster, cheaper and at lower risk.

  • Hodlnaut

    Hodlnaut is a financial services platform that lets investors earn interest on their cryptocurrencies by lending it to margin traders, who otherwise struggle to access crypto loans. This allows crypto holders to capture the untapped value of their portfolio while benefiting the margin traders simultaneously.

  • ArtWallSt

    ArtWallStreet brings Web3 to brands, helping them launch NFT collections on any blockchain. Brands can drop NFTs with each purchase of their product, via integrated shopfront, QR codes, or as gifts to the attendees of their exhibitions and events.

  • Alpha Impact

    Alpha Impact is a noncustodial trading and asset management platform allowing mass affluent and retail crypto enthusiasts to learn and copy the strategies of top traders. They use a standard API connection to allow followers to execute trades from their own exchange accounts to copy the strategies of their existing network of top traders.

  • dropstar

    Dropstar is a curated music NFT platform making music collectible by enabling fans to buy ownership in songs directly from their favourite artists and earn royalties on them. Dropstar brings artists, fans, labels and brands together powered by $drop token, the new currency for music.

  • Peccala

    Peccala is the world’s first tokenised crypto robo-investor.

  • Honeycoin

    Honeycoin is a decentralized monetization & P2P platform for African Creators & Consumers. HoneyCoin is on a mission to help creators turn their social and creative leverage into income and enable them to transfer funds swiftly cross-border using blockchain.

  • Carb0n.fi

    The Carb0n.fi solution allows users to put their crypto-assets to work. By staking assets, users can obtain real world carbon offsets rewards, enabling them to offset their carbon footprint.

  • Sloyd

    Sloyd lets users generate 3D models in a fast and simple way. It combines procedural generation and machine learning to provide many variations of objects and styles, and is able to generate a whole city in runtime. Game developers use Sloyd as SaaS, and UGC metaverse creators can mint their creations into NFT for monetization.

  • Struct

    Struct Finance is building DeFi Instruments for customers with various risk tolerances. They provide DeFi investors access to structured financial instruments across chains, that maximize returns and reduce risk and cost.

  • Soul Made

    The world's first composable avatar NFT platform.

  • Defiance

    Defiance sponsors gamers by lending ‘starter packs’ consisting of NFTs from specific games to lower the barrier to entry. Players can level up and unlock additional sponsorship opportunities based on their performance and behavior.

  • Meme Market

    Meme Market is revolutionizing the Meme Economy via Web3 by creating full-time income for 1 million meme artists while developing a licensing protocol to solve image copyright and ownership issues.

  • Flint

    Flint is a crypto investment app, which offers passive income generating opportunities in the crypto market for users with moderate risk profiles who are not active traders. It allows users exposure to crypto, specifically stable coins like Tether and USDC with a return of up to 13% per annum without any lock-in period.

  • Onramper

    Onramper is a fiat gateway aggregator, or Gateway Service Provider. Using Onramper's widget, any company can allow its users to buy cryptocurrencies within minutes.

Team’s Prior Investments Experience

  • Arweave

    Arweave is an information technology company that specializes in data storage, blockchain, and serverless web.

  • OnJuno

    OnJuno is a modern digital banking platform that provides people with an easy way to manage and grow their idle money.

  • Mudrex

    Mudrex is a cryptocurrency company that specializes in autopilot smart crypto investment.

  • Mesh Finance

    Mesh Finance is a community-driven DeFi ecosystem on a mission to bring DeFi to billions of humans.

  • Ocean Protocol

    Ocean Protocol uses advanced blockchain technology that allows data to be shared and sold in a safe, secure and transparent manner.

  • Uniswap

    Uniswap is a decentralized finance protocol that is used to exchange cryptocurrencies.

  • Compound Finance

    Compound is an algorithmic, autonomous interest rate protocol built for developers, to unlock a universe of open financial applications.

  • Molecule

    Molecule is a collaborative platform where stakeholders in drug development work together to accelerate the process of bringing novel therapeutics to patients.

  • Persistence

    Persistence One's mission is to facilitate seamless exchange of value around the world to increase the speed and efficiency of cross-border trade and financing to close the $1.5 Trillion financing gap.

  • Numerai

    Numerai manages an institutional grade long/short global equity strategy for the investors in thier hedge fund.

  • Basic Attention Token

    The Basic Attention Token is the new token for the digital advertising industry. It pays publishers for their content and users for their attention.

  • Fetch.ai

    Fetch.ai is building an open access, tokenized, decentralized machine learning network to enable smart infrastructure built around a decentralized digital economy.

  • Animoca Brands

    Animoca Brands is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification. It develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes.

FAQs
  • Who should apply?

    We encourage both existing teams working on web3 projects, as well as individuals with a clear idea in web3 to apply. We are an early-stage fund and prefer to be the first institutional investor.

  • Where does this take place?

    This is a global initiative and we are open to applications from anywhere in the world. Please apply to the Antler location most relevant to you and we will proactively engage with shortlisted applicants. All founders will have access to the global web3 resources, partnerships and more.

  • Is this a program?

    While we offer a specialized set of web3 resources for founders, we are not running a designated web3 program. Depending on the stage of your startup or idea, we will invite you to join one of our local programs, or invest in your startup directly at pre-seed / seed stage. After your application, the relevant local fund will set clear expectations based on your stage regarding your qualifications for a local program or direct investment.

  • How does Antler support web3 founders?

    We have been solidifying key partnerships across web3 - starting with Solana (for access to Solana Ventures and capital partners), Polygon (for learning resources) and Questbook (for web3 developer talent). We have also put together an advisory board of web3 natives, founders and investors who will help us filter applications, sit in select ICs and more. We continue to build out strong relationships across the web3 ecosystem spanning exchanges, liquidity providers, protocol teams and look forward to growing our web3 toolbox for founders.

  • What type of ideas are you looking for?

    We are welcome to any ideas in web3, ranging from CeFi (exchanges, brokerages), developer tools, DeFi, gaming, metaverse, and more.

  • What are your funding terms?

    Shortlisted teams will receive a pre-seed investment of at least USD 100k. The amount depends on the location.

  • What is the application process?

    You can apply over here by selecting the location most relevant to you. Once your application is submitted, the relevant local fund will review it and get back with next steps.

  • I have some more questions, how do I get in touch?

    Feel free to write to us at web3@antler.co and one of our team members will get in touch with you.

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