Build your company with Antler in Iberia

We are one of the most active early-stage investors in the world, enabling the most driven people to build companies that move the world forward. We invest from the pre-seed stage and continue to be a long-term partner as your company grows.

* For the September residency, French founders will need to relocate to Amsterdam, Berlin, or Munich. The next residency in Paris starts early 2025

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  • Funding for your startup in just 5 weeks
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Who is Antler in Iberia for?

Antler is seeking individuals with ambitious ideas who are eager to transform them into thriving businesses. Our founders are seasoned domain experts, serial founders, product builders, and business leaders who possess unwavering determination. Together, we can ensure that progress is inevitable. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur seeking a co-founder or an idea, or an early-stage startup seeking to expedite your growth, Antler is the ideal environment to bring your vision to life.

We accept applications from individuals and teams.

Individuals

Looking for a co-founder?

Are you an individual ready to start something new, and looking for the right co-founder?

Antler brings together an exclusive group of ambitious people to explore ideas together. Meet, learn, and co-create with exceptional builders. Join us to turn your vision into reality.

Teams

Already have the dream team?

Do you already have a team and are ready to start building. Joining Antler gives you the opportunity to build alongside like-minded, ambitious founders.

Build long-lasting relationships, gain access to coaching, network resources, investor introductions, and valuable support—regardless of your idea’s stage.

Join our next residency in Madrid

You can expect the following timeline:

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Program: Formation and validation

The program runs for ~2.5 months and is focused on venture development and testing a startup hypothesis. Here we surround you with everything you need to build at lightning speed: a community of diverse founders so that you can find the right co-founder, coaching from our team of proven founders and advisors, perks from hundreds of partners, and a global network.

At the end of the program, teams that have validated an idea will pitch to our Investment Committee. Successful teams will move to phase 2 and receive pre-seed funding from Antler at the following terms: €145,000 investment for a fully diluted 10% equity stake. €100,000 will be received by the company and the remaining €45,000 will be deducted to cover the costs of the program. If you don't get an investment from Antler, we do not charge any fee or take any equity.

Phase 2: Build your company

After a successful investment decision, you become part of Antler’s portfolio. You will continue to receive personalized coaching from our team and global network of advisors to help you scale your business and fundraise from top investors. After a few months Antler will organize a Portfolio Reveal moment, where you will get the opportunity to showcase your startup to the local and the international startup ecosystem.

As an Antler startup, you continue to be a member of our global community where you will meet other founders from around the world, access our portfolio job boards, sign up to events, draw from our resource library, share learnings, and get support from other founders, advisors, and the Antler team.

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Application process

The full application process takes about 2-3 weeks to complete. Once you apply, our scouting team will guide you through the full process and will be available to answer all your questions. All of our interviews are done online.

Apply

Apply on apply.antler.co using your LinkedIn account or CV and fill out a short questionnaire.

Intro interview

Introduce yourself through a first call where we get to know you, get a better understanding of your background, and figure out if our program would be an ideal fit for you, together. In case you already have an idea and/or team, we will focus on digging deeper into your idea/startup, team, and motivations.

Detailed interview

You will hear back from us after your first-round interview on whether or not you qualify for our detailed interview.

Partner interview

You will hear back from us after your detailed interview on whether or not you qualify for our partner interview.

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Application process

The full application process takes about 2-3 weeks to complete. Once you apply, our scouting team will guide you through the full process and will be available to answer all your questions. All of our interviews are done online.

Apply

Apply on apply.antler.co using your LinkedIn account or CV and fill out a short questionnaire.

Intro interview

Introduce yourself through a first call where we get to know you, get a better understanding of your background, and figure out if our program would be an ideal fit for you, together. In case you already have an idea and/or team, we will focus on digging deeper into your idea/startup, team, and motivations.

Detailed interview

You will hear back from us after your first-round interview on whether or not you qualify for our detailed interview.

Partner interview

You will hear back from us after your detailed interview on whether or not you qualify for our partner interview.

Offer to join Antler

Once we have made an offer, the next steps are simple. You’ll sign an Antler Founder Agreement and shortly after, we will send you a welcome package containing instructions on how to participate in our pre-program activities to prepare you for your first day, including getting to know the other founders in your program ahead of starting.

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Application process

The full application process takes about 2-3 weeks to complete. Once you apply, our scouting team will guide you through the full process and will be available to answer all your questions. All of our interviews are done online.

Apply

Apply on apply.antler.co using your LinkedIn account or CV and fill out a short questionnaire.

Intro interview

Introduce yourself through a first call where we get to know you, get a better understanding of your background, and figure out if our program would be an ideal fit for you, together. In case you already have an idea and/or team, we will focus on digging deeper into your idea/startup, team, and motivations.

Detailed interview

You will hear back from us after your first-round interview on whether or not you qualify for our detailed interview.

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Antler-funded founders go on to raise capital from other leading VCs

Founder testimonials

Don't just take it from us. Hear from phenomenal people who joined Antler Iberia to launch their company.

Ruben Crawford

Antler was a fantastic experience. I met a lot of smart minds, got to think about things in very new ways that I wouldn't have done maybe without coming here. The inspiration that I got was much bigger than I thought it would be. I came here with quite a set agenda but that drastically changed as soon as I got to meet all of these amazing people. And now I'm starting something totally new that I never even thought about before coming here. So it was a super cool experience.

Andrea Derman

I went into the Antler experience straight from the MBA classroom.

And wow! It was like taking top students from every MBA class and putting them together, full-time, for 11 weeks to brainstorm and build. Everyone is so inspiring, motivated and fun to be around. There is a sense of community where teams truly help each other with shaping our products. But most importantly, while building those products, without noticing you also build yourself. It was truly an amazing experience that I would recommend to every entrepreneurial mind.

Conor Molloy

My Antler experience was great. This is my first time really working on an entrepreneurial venture as a founder, not an employee. So it was super great to meet a lot of people, get guidance and just be in a really high-energy environment.

Nuno Reis

The Antler experience has been great. I was able to find my co-founder. It was the only means that I found to do it, and it has been great because, in any other way, I would not be building a company at this moment in time.

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Our team

Meet the people dedicated to our founders’ success.

Felix Campano
Partner

Felix is Partner at Antler in Iberia. He is an accomplished entrepreneur with a deep understanding of the Spanish market and a track record of innovation in the aviation industry. As the visionary founder and CEO of Bob, a company that’s revolutionizing baggage processing for passengers and airlines, Felix has been dedicated to developing cutting-edge software solutions for the past seven years. Prior to that, he held significant roles at Amadeus Group, one of Spain’s foremost travel-tech companies operating globally, and before that contributed his expertise to GBS Finance, a Spanish strategic M&A firm. Felix is a world-class open-water swimmer, holding a world record for his 40km swim from Mallorca to Menorca.


Soledad Gonzalez-Robatto
Capital Director

Soledad is the Capital Director at Antler in Iberia. Previously the Head of Investor Relations at Kronos Investment Group, Sole led the real estate firm's fundraising activity, and was a member of the Strategy Committee. Before Kronos, she was an Investor Relations & Strategy Manager at Enagás, an Ibex35-listed energy corporation. Sole started her career at Accenture London as a Strategy Consultant. Soledad holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from CUNEF and an MSc in Advanced Valuation from IEB.

José Luis Romero
Senior Investment Associate

José Luis is a Senior Investment Associate at Antler Iberia. Serial entrepreneur, he previously founded Bistrohub and BMM (both exited) and was Head of Sales at IONIQ group. He started his career in clean technology investment management at Tianqing Power. José has a MIB from HULT and a BSc in International Management from University of Navarra.

Marcos Ramirez
Visiting Investment Associate

Marcos is a Visiting Investment Associate at Antler Iberia. He was previously the co-founder & COO of factory14, an e-commerce brands aggregator operating globally. Before factory14, Marcos worked at Amazon, where he led the Dropship Program for Italy and Spain. Marcos was previously an Operations Engineer at General Cable (now Prysmian Group) in Chile, Brazil and the US. He started his career as a consultant, working on multiple strategic projects across LATAM. Marcos holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BSc in Industrial and Transportation Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Catarina Lucas
Finance Manager

Catarina is the Finance Manager at Antler Iberia. She was previously an Audit and Assurance Manager at Deloitte Portugal where she accompanied the audit work of several clients across a diverse set of industries and integrated several assurance projects mostly related to internal control. Catarina has an MSc in International Management from NOVA SBE and a MIM from CEMS.

André Flórido
Investment Associate

André is an Investment Associate at Antler Iberia.He was previously the Strategy & Innovation Manager at Sogrape, leading their digital transformation program and supporting their ventures ecosystem. He also co-founded Betmarkets, a fintech platform aiming to become the eToro for sports betting. Earlier on, he completed a short stint in investment banking at Citi's London office and worked in business analysis at Sonae. André graduated with Distinction from London Business School's MSc in Financial Analysis and holds a BSc Hons in Economics from the University of Porto.

Tiago Correia
Visiting Investment Associate

Tiago is a Visiting Investment Associate at Antler Iberia.He was previously Portugal’s Launcher & Country Manager at SundayApp. Before that he worked at Indie Campers where he was the Head of Fleet Strategy, and later at Leaseplan as Operations Project Manager for a global client. He also launched and scaled Bird’s e-scooter operations in Portugal. Tiago holds a BSc and an MSc in Management from Nova SBE in Lisbon.

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Ricardo Batista
Investment Director

Ricardo is an Investment Director at Antler Iberia. Previously at Glovo, Spain's largest unicorn, he was General Manager for Portugal and for Lola Market (an acquired company). Before Glovo, Ricardo scaled the Marketing department of a tech startup, CompareEuropeGroup (part of NovaFounders' portfolio), and led the Product department for one of its subsidiaries. In his early career, Ricardo experienced multiple roles at Vodafone, ranging from product to engineering to strategy. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Técnico Lisbon and an MSc in Telecom from KTH Stockholm.

Soledad Gonzalez-Robatto
Capital Director

Soledad is the Capital Director at Antler in Iberia. Previously the Head of Investor Relations at Kronos Investment Group, Sole led the real estate firm's fundraising activity, and was a member of the Strategy Committee. Before Kronos, she was an Investor Relations & Strategy Manager at Enagás, an Ibex35-listed energy corporation. Sole started her career at Accenture London as a Strategy Consultant. Soledad holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from CUNEF and an MSc in Advanced Valuation from IEB.

Monica Aznar
Senior Investment Associate

Monica is a Senior Investment Associate at Antler Iberia. She was previously Chief of Staff at Net4things, a B2B SaaS startup in the mobility sector. Before that, she founded Glocal (an alternative MBA), and at the beginning of her career she was in the venture building space at Anima Ventures and worked in strategy consulting at Kearney. Monica has an MBA from INSEAD and a BSc in Economics & Geography from University College London (UCL).

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Announcing the Antler in Iberia 2023 Portfolio Reveal

Through residencies in Lisbon and Madrid, Antler in Iberia works with founders from day zero of their startup growth journey. After investment from Antler, our portfolio companies work with the Antler team to unlock continued growth and scale. As partners from the earliest stage, we’re proud to reveal our first portfolio companies.

You'll see a diverse group of founders. There's a software developer who previously worked for NASA, a second-time founder who has previously raised over 200 million USD, and others who are addressing a wide range of issues with their companies. Among them are builders of a goals-based social app and an all-in-one solution for car repair shop management.


The founders are incredibly talented, and we're thrilled to support them.

FAQs

When is the deadline to apply?

The application deadline is 1 month prior to the start of the program. Please bear in mind that admissions are made on a rolling basis so there is a real chance that the program is already filled by then - do not wait for then to apply! Should the program be filled by the time of your application, we will invite you to apply for the following program.

I have been waitlisted, what does this mean? How many applicants are ahead of me?

Due to the high volume of applications and the limited physical space in our offices, Antler may need to waitlist your application. You will be informed via email what it means and your options. Unfortunately, we cannot disclose how many applications are ahead of yours.

How many people join the Antler residency in Madrid?

Around 60-80 people will join each Antler cohort in Madrid.

Can I apply to multiple Antler locations at the same time?

You are considered for one program at a time, starting from your first preference (which is asked to you through email or during a potential first chat). Applying to multiple locations does not increase the chances of getting accepted, so we advise you to reflect and select the one that makes more sense.

Can I apply to this cohort but only join in the following one?

It is usually better to apply only once applications for the following residency start. Please note that any positive outcome from the current residency process does not automatically guarantee your participation in the program. We will assess during the next scouting season and will most likely ask for a new set of interviews.

What are the criteria to be invited to the Investment Committee? What percentage of teams receive investment in the Investment Committee?

Any team that has been successfully formed and is progressing in their problem/solution validation is subject to be invited to the Investment Committee. The Antler team will evaluate a few weeks in advance if the team is ready and will communicate the decision to the team.

Depending on the cohort, the number of invested teams can range from 5% to 50%, but its mean is 30%. However, the important point is that the teams are not competing for the investment, as there is enough capital to invest in all teams.

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