Generating the next wave on tech startups

At Antler, we believe in the potential of harnessing the right talents and empowering them.

ANTLER’S STORYFounded in Singapore in 2017 by Magnus Grimeland and a team of McKinsey, Google, Spotify, MIT and Harvard alumni, Antler is a global startup generator and early-stage VC that is building the next big wave of tech. With the mission to turn exceptional individuals into great founders, Antler aims to create thousands of companies globally. We select the world’s most brilliant and determined people, help them find the right co-founder and connect them to a top tier network of advisors and experts worldwide.


Some of the world’s most brilliant people are stuck creating gradual change in large corporations or encountering challenges to gain traction with their startup. Antler breaks the barriers to entrepreneurship by providing funding from day one and building strong teams from the ground up, while enabling founders to rapidly launch and scale their ideas.


  • Founders first
    • Maximize founders’ success
    • Bring in the best talent and create an unrivalled environment for building great companies
    • Bring founders the full power of our global platform
  • Build for Impact

    • Build companies with a greater vision
    • Enable founders to go beyond their limits
    • Instill speed and ambition in founding teams
  • Move fast and learn

    • Done is better than perfect (except when perfect is needed)
    • Every outcome is a learning opportunity
    • We set ambitious goals to push us further than we thought possible
  • Own our decisions

    • Make data-driven decisions based on explicit principles
    • Act as owners with the highest level of accountability
    • We speak up and voice our view – but commit and execute when decisions are made
  • Build our people

    • We develop one another through apprenticeship, feedback, and mentoring
    • We are a meritocratic and do-ocratic company
    • We communicate decisions and objectives to everyone
    • We embrace diversity and differences in backgrounds, lifestyles, and working styles




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Location Nairobi, Kenya
Targets Africa
Agritech, Artificial intelligence, Big data, Cloud solutions, Computer software, Connectivity, E-commerce, EdTech, HealthTech, Information technology, Internet, Internet of things (IoT), Mobile, Online analytics, Online payment processing, Smart city solutions, Software as a Service, Virtual reality