About us

Antler Education is an initiative of Antler and this is our evolving story.

Our mission

We have a grand vision to spark innovation across the globe by empowering aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue their passion, boldly. The mission we have set out on is to activate entrepreneurial endeavours through real content and an open-access community, using our platform as the world’s largest early-stage VC.

Our Story

Antler Takeoff

Where it all started.

In 2017 Antler was launched. With a mission to fundamentally improve the world by enabling and investing in the world's most exceptional people to build the defining companies of tomorrow. The first-ever cohort kicked off in Singapore in 2018.

Antler Expand

Antler expands…rapidly!

Over the next few years, Antler expanded and has offices across six continents and most major entrepreneurial hubs. To date, Antler has invested in nearly 200 companies making it the world's largest early-stage investor. With 50K applications per year to the Antler program, the top 1-3% of entrepreneurs join to build companies with us full time.

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Antler Startup Playbook Course

We wanted to help more people build

In early 2020, the pandemic started to grip the world. Down in Australia, Magnus, Bede, Heath & Rebecca brainstormed on new ways Antler could share our startup generation playbook to help even more people in the entrepreneurial community. 

Antler Startup Academy Pilot

The pilot of Antler Launch Academy

After 5 weeks of designing, building and many late nights, the Antler Launch Academy turned from a piece of paper to a pilot online course with 400+ cracking humans from Australia and New Zealand joining us.

Antler Launch Academy Community

We continued to grow our community

Our participants appeared to love it and referred their friends to join, so we hosted a second pilot. We listened to participants and learnt the importance of community. We created more ways to meet, collaborate and co-create together.

Antler Launch Academy goes global

Now to a Global pilot

Word got out. We had thousands of interested participants from 84 countries join our waitlist. We are currently working hard to bring the Launch Academy to every corner of the world. We need your help to make our Launchers community even more epic. 

Our values

10-star experiences startup

10-star experience

We create unique experiences for our users.

World class startup

World-class

We strive to be absolutely world-class together.

Startup growth

Growth focused

We are ridiculously growth-focused.

Meet the team

Bede Moore

Co-founder, Antler Education & Managing Partner, Antler Australia

Bede teaches Launch Academy participants his lessons as a successful founder and coach to multiple startups in the Antler program.

Prior to Antler, Bede was CEO of Tech Sydney and Co-founder of and MD of Indonesia's largest e-commerce site, Lazada.

First-ever job: Retail in a surf shop.

Heath Jamieson

Co-founder & COO, Antler Education

Heath is also the Global Head of Program at Antler and works hard to make sure Launch Academy participants have access to the best insights, resources and education from Antler's global network.

Prior to Antler, Heath worked in e-commerce in Indonesia and as a Management Consultant at Bain & Co.

First-ever job: Sheep Shearer

Nic Touron

Product Manager, Antler Education

Nic was in one of our first Launch Academy cohorts - ❤️’ed it and joined the team. He makes sure the Launch Academy course is slick and user friendly.

Prior to Antler, Nic was a Marketing Manager at Platute & an entrepreneur.

First-ever job: Consumer Electronics Products Tester

As a startup that helps build other startups, there is no better place for me to learn about early-stage entrepreneurship than Antler Ed. I've been able to apply our own startup play in practice, meet and support thousands of aspiring founders, and be part of a fun, high energy and seriously ambitious team.

Ben Munns Launch Academy Team

Ben Munns

Delivery @Antler Launch Academy.

Open positions

Program Analyst - Sydney / Remote - More info here.

MBA Internship Growth Associate - Sydney / Remote - More info here.

Marketing & Communications Internship - Sydney / Remote - Info here.

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