Full-Time

Investing & Venture Building

Movemeback African oppportunity location
  • Nairobi Kenya

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Description

Antler is a startup generator and an early-stage VC. Founded in Singapore in 2017 by a team of experienced entrepreneurs, investors and company builders, Antler is enabling and investing in the world’s most exceptional people. With offices across most major startup hubs globally, Antler is passionate about supporting exceptional people to fundamentally improve the world.

 

Our six-month program brings together experienced and driven professionals from diverse backgrounds to build strong teams and launch their own companies to seed round. We are present in 14 locations worldwide, we have supported 2000+ founders through our program, invested in 400+ startups, and received over 50,000+ applications.

 

Are you an exceptional business leader with demonstrated experience in building businesses, managing business processes, well-thought-out strategies to curb unprecedented challenges, someone with deep industry insight and network to build relevant partnerships? Do you have years of marketing industry expertise, including digital marketing with strong strategy implementation with proven results, ability to lead a strong team of founders who, together with you, are looking to build a disruptive tech venture out of Africa? Are you an experienced senior operations professional with strong Strategy, Operational, Planning & Execution skills? If you fit any of these descriptions, we would like to hear from you! You may also like to check out the Antler Unicorn Founder Roadmap here.


How does this work? 
 
Phase 1: 

  • You will find your co-founder(s) and an amazing start-up idea to work on
  • You will receive dedicated and personalized coaching and mentoring from our Nairobi team and will have access to our global network of over 400 advisors
  • You will improve your development knowledge and technical skills by networking with various other passionate and like-minded individuals
  • You will enjoy inspirational talks and learn about extraordinary business success stories from driven entrepreneurs and renowned investors
  • You will pitch to our internal Investment Committee to raise a pre-seed investment of USD100K

 
Phase 2: (Only for teams that have received our investment)
 

  • You will build your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) with your co-founder(s) and Antler’s support
  • You and your business partner will acquire your first customers 
  • If all goes well, your company will begin generating real revenues 
  • At the end of phase 2, your company will get to present to hundreds of investors at our Demo Day

 
Program details:
 

  • The next Nairobi program will start in March 2022
  • All selected founders joining the program will receive a stipend of USD 1500 for the first phase of the program (11 weeks)
  • After 11 weeks, Antler invests USD 100,000 for a 20% equity stake in each company that is selected by our investment committee

 
 

Antler Highlights: 
 
Some examples of successful companies that were built as a result of Antler’s program, received pre-seed investment from Antler, and have gone on to raise substantial investment are as follows:

  • AIfluence - Africa's 1st AI-Driven Influencer Marketing Platform
  • COGNICEPT - Cognicept steps in when robots get confused. http://cognicept.systems/
  • XAILIENT - World's fastest, smallest Computer Vision https://www.xailient.com/
  • SKYQRAFT - Affordable and safe powerline inspections using drones and data - https://www.skyqraft.com/ 
  • AIROLO - the world’s first eSIM store - https://www.airalo.com/ 
     

Criteria

We are looking for an experienced business professional to join our upcoming Antler Nairobi Cohort. We are interested in business profiles from different industries (e.g. Consumer, Logistics, E-commerce, etc.) including founders with relevant experience in Fintech and a passion for how Blockchain can power the latest innovations in this space. You will have the opportunity to meet a co-founder and build a business from scratch, with the support of Antler.

 

 In addition to the core skills, you will need to have: 

  • Expert experience in senior business development, marketing, strategy, or operational, planning & execution - looking to start a new venture that has a potential to become a unicorn. You will play an instrumental role in building this new venture where you have identified a clear problem and are able to build out the solution together with the co-founder/s you will meet at the Antler program
  • Relevant sector expertise and knowledge of how to build disruptive solutions (e.g. expertise developing Fintech solutions using disruptive technologies such as Blockchain)
  • Exceptional interpersonal & collaboration skills with demonstrated ability to use diplomacy & communication skills to influence outcomes and influence others without authority
  • Strong analytical skills with hands-on experience in conducting market research analysis, solving business problems,  innovative thinking, developing technical roadmaps and go-to-market strategies, story outlines, writing user stories, refining product backlogs, and coordinating/prioritizing conflicting requirements in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Ability to work independently, without the need for day-to-day guidance, make independent decisions, and influence positive outcomes
  • Ability to assess the business impact of different solutions and the tradeoffs between customer needs, technology requirements, and costs

Benefits

  • All selected founders joining the program will receive a stipend of USD 1500 for the first phase of the program (11 weeks)
  • After 11 weeks, Antler invests USD 100,000 for a 20% equity stake in each company that is selected by our investment committee
     

About Antler

Founded in Singapore in 2017 by Magnus Grimeland and a team of successful entrepreneurs and investors, Antler is a global early-stage VC that builds and invests in groundbreaking technology companies. With the vision to fundamentally improve the world, Antler aims to create thousands of companies globally that solve real problems. We select the world’s most brilliant and determined people, help them find the right co-founder, validate their business model, connect them to a top tier network of advisors and experts worldwide, and invest in them.

Antler is present in 12 locations across 6 continents, including New York, London, Los Angeles, Singapore, Sydney, Stockholm, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Bangalore, Oslo, Amsterdam and Nairobi, and has made more than 160 investments to date.