GET YOUR STARTUP LAUNCHED AND FUNDED WITH A GLOBAL INVESTOR

Antler backs the world’s most driven founders, from day zero to greatness. As the world’s most active early-stage investor, we back people from the beginning with co-founder matching, deep business validation, and funding. Join us as we bring together the best talents in Indonesia to build the most defining companies of tomorrow.

* 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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Who is Antler for?

We invest from the earliest stage—whether you're a startup looking for funding or an individual looking for co-founders and pre-launch capital to launch your startup. More importantly, we are looking for extraordinary founders across various sectors to build billion-dollar companies.

Individuals

Looking for a co-founder?


For individuals who are looking for a co-founder to build and start something new.

We bring 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

Ready to get funded?

For startups that already building. Get fast-tracked funding and join our global community of founders, investors, and industry experts to access talent, advisors, expansion support, and capital around the world.

Regardless of the stage of your startup, you will gain access to coaching, network resources, and investor introductions.

What to expect from Antler

Individual founders will build and launch their companies with our support through a ten-week residency. Startups with an existing team of founders will be fast-tracked directly to pitch if ready for fundraising.

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Formation and validation

You will be surrounded with everything you need to build at lightning speed: a community of diverse founders so that you can connect with other great talents as potential co-founders, get coaching from our team of proven founders and advisors, and validate your business ideas.

Pre-seed funding

Get the opportunity to pitch for an investment of US$125,000 for a 10% equity stake. Invested companies are required to pay a program fee of US$40,000, which is not applicable if you get a direct investment or if you do not receive an investment after the residency.

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Scaling and fundraising

Join Antler's portfolio for continued support and access to a global capital pathway. Over the next six months, we commit to providing follow-on funding and matching of the amount raised from external institutional investors at 2:1, which sums up to c. $600,000 in early-stage funding from Antler. Fast growing companies with accelerated backing can progress rapidly from idea stage to securing over $1 million in total capital raised within a span of one year. As a long-term capital partner, we will continue to provide continuous funding of up to $10 million in growth-stage capital at Series A and beyond.

A few companies in our global portfolio

Antler is the most active investor in Southeast Asia—and around the world—backing the most game-changing companies.

8,000+

Founders supported

1,000+

Portfolio companies

$5B+

Combined portfolio value

$750M+

Follow-on funding raised

Application process

Submit your application

Apply here to submit your details.

Chat with us

If shortlisted, we will have 2 rounds of interviews with you to understand your background, motivations, experiences, and expertise. You will also get to ask us more questions to further assess if Antler is an ideal fit for you.

Get a confirmation

The full application process takes about 2-3 weeks to complete, after which we will inform you if accepted or rejected.

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Application process

Submit your application

Apply here to submit your details.

Chat with us

If shortlisted, we will have 2 rounds of interviews with you to understand your background, motivations, experiences, and expertise. You will also get to ask us more questions to further assess if Antler is an ideal fit for you.

Get a confirmation

The full application process takes about 2-3 weeks to complete, after which we will inform you if accepted or rejected.

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Application process

Submit your application

Apply here to submit your details.

Chat with us

If shortlisted, we will have 2 rounds of interviews with you to understand your background, motivations, experiences, and expertise. You will also get to ask us more questions to further assess if Antler is an ideal fit for you.

Get a confirmation

The full application process takes about 2-3 weeks to complete, after which we will inform you if accepted or rejected.

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

Founder testimonials

Click here to find out what founders who have built and launched their companies with Antler say about us.

Yaumi Fauziah Sugiharta

Base

The dedicated coaches at Antler and the deep expertise they have in their industries really brought additional value to our team. They helped us pin-point areas we've missed, in the process of building our company.

Wisnu Nugrahadi

Sampingan

The constant coaching and feedback allowed us to iterate our ideas quickly and get best practices from the people in the industry.

Steven Djohan

Bling

Three ways to describe my journey with Antler: Life changing, great fun, and fast growth. Antler gave me access to a global network and amazing mentors.

Stefanie Juergens

CareNow+

Antler helped me find my co-founder. I wouldn't have met him without them. Antler also guided us throughout the whole process of building and launching our startup.

Windy Dhaliana

Qalboo

Antler supported my startup from start to launch. With just an idea, I joined Antler and with their support, I managed to build and develop my company to great success!

Entrepass Partner

Our Team

Meet the people dedicated to our founders’ success.

Jussi Salovaara
Co-founder and Managing Partner

As Co-founder and Managing Partner Asia, Jussi works with a global team dedicated to building the most defining technology companies of tomorrow. Jussi leads Antler’s investments in the APAC region and supports founders in building and scaling their businesses, especially with growth and fundraising. He has over a decade of experience across different industries at Nokia, McKinsey, Deloitte and Morgan Stanley.

Markus Bruderer
Partner

Markus is a Partner at Antler sharing the overall responsibility for Antler’s operations in Southeast Asia. Markus has worked with technology ventures in SEA for nearly a decade. Prior to Antler, Markus was in Venture Development Roles at Zalora and Global Fashion Group (GFG) based in Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore. He holds a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

Agung Bezharie Hadinegoro
Partner

Agung brings over a decade of entrepreneurial and venture capital experience. Prior to Antler, he was the Co-founder and CEO of Warung Pintar, the largest B2B e-commerce platform in the country, empowering over half a million traditional retailers. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Agung actively engaged with the tech startup community, working as an investment associate at East Ventures and running incubator programs at the Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia (GEPI). He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), and his accomplishments were recognized when he was honored as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia in 2019.

Ryan Thoo
VP

Ryan Thoo is the marketing lead for Southeast Asia. He manages Antler's brand and marketing performance in the region as well as coach founders in early-stage growth and marketing. Former Marketing Director at PropertyGuru, the leading Proptech company in Southeast Asia, where he was part of the core team to drive the organization from Series B to market leadership and IPO. During that journey, Ryan contributed towards scaling up their Marketplaces business across SEA, starting up their FinTech arm, and driving Web3 innovation for PropTech.

Kanta Nandana
Senior Director

Kanta is a Senior Director at Antler Indonesia where he contributes to enable exceptional entrepreneurs in Indonesia to build successful companies. Prior to Antler, he was a cofounder of Kotoko (Antler-backed omnichannel retail startup), Country Manager for Luno Indonesia, Operations & Business Improvement Manager at Grab, Management Consultant at Arghajata and Financial Analyst at CIMB Niaga.

Noviyana Halim
Manager

Novi is responsible for scouting the exceptional talents to join our program to build innovative tech start-ups. Starting her career as Analyst in Accenture and IBM Malaysia, she then decided to shift her career to recruitment consultant at Michael Page Indonesia prior to joining Antler as Founder Scout. Her experience immerses in helping businesses grow by finding the right talent with the right skillset, drive and motivation to help ventures to scale up in the long term.

Jessica Irfan
Associate

Jessica has been actively involved in the startup ecosystem for over 4 years to enable and support innovative startups in Indonesia. Prior to Antler, she was the Program Lead at Plug and Play Indonesia and the Community Builder for local venture capital backed by a renowned IT provider. Her experience immerses in enforcing innovation to big corporations, and building the network between stakeholders of the startups ecosystem.

Ainaya Adiyatama
Senior Associate

Tama is Investment Sr. Associate at Antler Indonesia and before joining us, Tama was Investment Analyst of MDI Ventures, Corporate Venture capital backed by Telkom Indonesia. At MDI Ventures, his main focus was exploring early-stage investment from sourcing, due diligence, and executing investment. Aside from that, he also contributed to several accelerator under MDI Ventures management : Indigo Program and Hub.Id Program as a Program Analyst. During his career at MDI Ventures. Tama helped to close several notable investments like Riliv (co-invest with east-ventures) and Verihubs (YCombinator 2021).

Antler Indonesia
Rufus Sorsa
Associate Partner

Rufus joined Antler's SEA team in 2018, where he helps build, launch and invest in new startups out of Singapore. Previously, he was an innovation manager at Metro Group’s digital strategy & CVC arm. At Metro, he led various projects across the European retail and hospitality startup ecosystem. He holds an MSc degree in business management from the National University of Singapore where he graduated with the highest distinction.

Noviyana Halim
Manager

Novi is responsible for scouting the exceptional talents to join our program to build innovative tech start-ups. Starting her career as Analyst in Accenture and IBM Malaysia, she then decided to shift her career to recruitment consultant at Michael Page Indonesia prior to joining Antler as Founder Scout. Her experience immerses in helping businesses grow by finding the right talent with the right skillset, drive and motivation to help ventures to scale up in the long term.

Kanta Nandana
Senior Director

Kanta is a Senior Director at Antler Indonesia where he contributes to enable exceptional entrepreneurs in Indonesia to build successful companies. Prior to Antler, he was a cofounder of Kotoko (Antler-backed omnichannel retail startup), Country Manager for Luno Indonesia, Operations & Business Improvement Manager at Grab, Management Consultant at Arghajata and Financial Analyst at CIMB Niaga.

Jessica Irfan
Associate

Jessica has been actively involved in the startup ecosystem for over 4 years to enable and support innovative startups in Indonesia. Prior to Antler, she was the Program Lead at Plug and Play Indonesia and the Community Builder for local venture capital backed by a renowned IT provider. Her experience immerses in enforcing innovation to big corporations, and building the network between stakeholders of the startups ecosystem.

Dama Aji Purusadhikara
Associate

Dama is an Associate at Antler Indonesia and before joining Antler, he was program officer for #1000StartupDigital by Ministry of Communications & Informatics. At #1000StartupDigital, his main focus is to create a movement across 20 cities in Indonesia to enable the startup ecosystem in Indonesia through various mentoring programmes. Where the goals is to develop digital talent, creating a digital solution and creating an inclusive startup ecosystem. Before Kominfo, he was part of widelanes a local concert promoter as Head of talent relation.

Ainaya Adiyatama
Senior Associate

Tama is Investment Sr. Associate at Antler Indonesia and before joining us, Tama was Investment Analyst of MDI Ventures, Corporate Venture capital backed by Telkom Indonesia. At MDI Ventures, his main focus was exploring early-stage investment from sourcing, due diligence, and executing investment. Aside from that, he also contributed to several accelerator under MDI Ventures management : Indigo Program and Hub.Id Program as a Program Analyst. During his career at MDI Ventures. Tama helped to close several notable investments like Riliv (co-invest with east-ventures) and Verihubs (YCombinator 2021).

Jussi Salovaara
Co-founder and Managing Partner

As Co-founder and Managing Partner Asia, Jussi works with a global team dedicated to building the most defining technology companies of tomorrow. Jussi leads Antler’s investments in the APAC region and supports founders in building and scaling their businesses, especially with growth and fundraising. He has over a decade of experience across different industries at Nokia, McKinsey, Deloitte and Morgan Stanley.

Anugrah Nurrewa
CEO

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