Not a job ad – it's your chance to create a VC-backed startup!📣
Please note that this opportunity is 100% on-site in Central London. This is an opportunity to join Antler’s upcoming cohort in the UK to meet your co-founders, join our global community, and access capital to build and scale your company faster. It is not a full-time employment opportunity.
Are you a Data Scientist with excellent programming skills, strong problem-solving abilities, a leadership track record, and a passion for developing tech solutions using cutting-edge technologies? Have you spent your career building game-changing software/hardware? Most importantly, are you excited by the prospect of developing a disruptive tech venture in the vibrant ecosystem of London? If so, we would like to hear from you!
Who are we?
Antler is a global early-stage VC enabling and investing in exceptional entrepreneurs. In London and beyond, we bring together entrepreneurs with diverse and complementary backgrounds to build the defining companies of tomorrow. From experienced business operators to technologists and serial entrepreneurs, we work with skilled founders regardless of background or geography. We are present in over 25 locations worldwide, have supported 5,000+ founders through our residency, invested in 850+ startups, and received over 175,000+ applications.
Details of the residency
→The residency or cohort runs for 10 - 12 weeks, full-time in London and starts on February 5th, 2023!
→In the pre-investment phase (10 - 12 weeks), you will find your co-founder(s) from a cohort of 70+ founders and receive coaching to develop a venture-backable startup.
→After 10 - 12 weeks, you will present your team and business idea to the Antler Investment Committee. If selected, you will receive a pre-seed investment of £120k for 10% equity.
→If you get an investment, we will provide regular check-ins to support your progress in team development, product growth, customer engagement, and investor relations. When the time is right, you can access a capital pathway and ongoing support that extends to follow-up funding, Series C and beyond. In addition to this, you will have access to a global community that supports you.
Antler will provide you
Access to a community of 70+ business operators, technologists, and serial entrepreneurs.
Help to find your co-founder(s) to navigate the matching journey.
A complete program of sessions, talks and workshops to prepare you.
Personalised coaching sessions with business experts and investors.
Shared office space with access to various amenities.
Access to a global network of start-up advisors and experts in their field.
Potential investment at the pre-seed stage.
We look for people with:
🔗Inner drive: You're a self-starter and can motivate yourself and others to join your mission. You set high goals and have proven to achieve them.
🔗A clear spike: That key attribute enables your skills and experiences to stand out from your peers. You have deep knowledge in an area where you can form a foundation for your company's competitive advantage.
🔗Grit: Your source of energy always runs high. You always find a window when the door closes. You have the willingness and ability to keep going when facing obstacles.
We back people from the start of their founder journey—pre-team or pre-idea. Since 2018, we have helped 1000s of individuals internationally find their cofounders, provided access to early-stage capital and connected them with a global community of founders and investors.
To date, Antler has proudly backed over 850 companies on a global scale. Notable successes include Airalo, the trailblazing eSIM subscription service, which recently secured $70 million in total funding during their Series B round, and Vamstar, the data-driven B2B healthcare marketplace, which successfully raised $9.8 million in funding and recently completed their Series A round.
The founders we back are visionary, determined, and diverse—they represent 145+ nationalities and 32% of companies have at least one woman founder!⭐️
A better future will not happen automatically—the world needs determined, ambitious, and resilient founders to build it. If you’re one of them, apply now and join our next cohort.