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