Become a Startup Scout

Invigorate the startup ecosystem by becoming a VC startup scout. Leverage your knowledge, connect with disruptive innovators, and influence the future of tech. Join now. Expand horizons beyond Antler.


Antler is a global startup accelerator that focuses on turning ambitious individuals into successful entrepreneurs. The accelerator has a unique model that picks individuals based on their potential and helps them find co-founders, validate their business ideas, and secure early stage funding.

Founded by Magnus Grimeland in 2017, Antler operates in cities around the world, such as Amsterdam, London, New York, and Singapore. The program accepts around 80 participants for every batch and over the course of six months, these individuals form teams, conduct market research, and build prototypes. At the end of the program, successful teams pitch their idea to investors at a Demo Day.

Unlike most accelerators, Antler provides pre-team and pre-idea support. It allows individuals who want to start a business but lack a co-founder or a solid business idea, to go through the ideation, team building, and prototype creation stage with expert guidance. This system has led to over 200 companies being launched since its inception, with a combined valuation of over $200 million.

Some of the successful companies founded through Antler include Sampingan, an Indonesian gig economy platform, and Fusedbone, a medical technology company that streamlines the production of personalized implants. Both of these companies are examples of Antler's commitment to empowering entrepreneurs and providing the support necessary for startups to thrive.

Notable investors that have backed Antler-backed companies include Sequoia, Golden Gate Ventures, and East Ventures. In 2019, Antler raised $50 million in an oversubscribed fund to further invest in early-stage startups globally.

Antler also takes initiatives to promote inclusion and diversity in the startup ecosystem. It has launched the Antler Elevate program, a global initiative aimed at increasing the number of women in tech and leadership roles.

In summary, Antler is a unique accelerator that targets individuals rather than teams or ideas. By providing guidance through the early stages of the startup process, it has successfully launched numerous companies and helped budding entrepreneurs make their mark in various industries.

As a Scout, You Can...

Kickstart Your Venture Capital Career

Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.

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Help Your Ecosystem Thrive

Your community, region, or group thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed before going back and reinvesting in their comunities.

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Earn a Share in Startups Without Investing in Them

Earn a share in startups you scout without the funds to invest directly just like a VC partner.

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Monetise Your Content & Community

As a podcaster, community manager, or event organiser you have a front-row seat to interesting startups which you can monetise by helping them fundraise.

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Create a Fairer Society

By identifying under-represented founders you're level the playing field for anyone to success based on merit independent from their social or ethnic background.

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Help Friends Get Funded

Help your friends who are neck-deep in their startups get the funding they need to succeed.

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Grow Your Personal Brand

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Available Programs

Startup Investor?

At Antler, we are committed to connecting startup investors with unique dealflow opportunities from individuals, startups, and innovation coming out of our accelerator. Join us today and explore a world of possibilities.

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