Founded on the belief that people innovating is the key to building a better future, Antler partners with exceptional founders across six continents to launch and scale startups that address meaningful opportunities and challenges.

Antler was founded in 2017 by founders, operators, and investors with the goal of being the destination of choice for the world’s best entrepreneurial talent and has become a unique global investor specializing in venture and innovation. Built on the belief that people innovating is the key to building a better future, we partner with people around the world to launch and scale high-potential startups that address meaningful opportunities and challenges. Knowing that exceptional founders can come from anywhere with any background, we have offices globally, including in Austin, New York, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Bangalore, Jakarta, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, and Sydney.

Our global community backs people from the beginning with co-founder matching, deep business model validation, initial capital, expansion support, and follow-on funding. We have helped create and invest in more than 800 startups across a wide range of industries and technologies, with the goal of backing more than 6,000 by 2030.

Antler runs a highly structured and thorough due diligence process to assess early-stage opportunities at scale. Through our structured investment approach, we gain a deep understanding of their strengths, scale of ambition, grit, and passion. Our global network of advisors and domain experts helps us further validate their business models, giving us unique insights on founders’ potential.

Antler is backed by world-class investors including unicorn founders, asset managers, life insurance companies, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and wealth managers. The board is co-chaired by Sheila Patel, former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and Tore Myrholt, former EMEA Chair of McKinsey, and the advisory board includes Larry Summers, former US Treasury Secretary and President of Harvard; James Anderson, Chairman of Kinnevik and former co-manager of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust at Baillie Gifford; Peter Harrison, CEO of Schroders; Ken Hitchner, former Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs APAC; Nancy Zimmerman, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Bracebridge Capital; David Fischer, former Chief Revenue Officer at Facebook; Todd Ruppert, former CEO of T. Rowe Price Intl., and former Y Combinator Partner and serial entrepreneur Aaron Harris.

A better future will not happen automatically—the world needs determined, ambitious, and resilient founders to build it. Antler is committed to supporting them and pursuing the vision of making progress inevitable.