Antler, a global early-stage VC, has made 18 new investments in early-stage Australian startups as part of a broader expansion of the firm, locally and globally.
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The recent investments were made in the last five months alone, and see the firm’s portfolio swell to more than 60 early-stage startups across Sydney and Melbourne.
The move is expected to bolster the firm’s position as one of Australia’s most active Pre-Seed to Seed VCs, on track to make over 100 investments from its AU$46m Fund 1.
These new companies will join the existing local portfolio on the firm’s proprietary Investor Platform to enable them to raise further capital from and build meaningful relationships with highly engaged investors. The public will also have an opportunity to meet with the founders of these companies at Antler’s upcoming Portfolio Reveal on December 1.
In revealing the companies, Antler’s Partners — Bede Moore, Anthony Millet and Laura Faulconer — have shared some insights into the companies, the opportunities they present, and why they believe them to be the defining companies of tomorrow.
Scroll through the list below to find the Partners’ commentary and insights on each startup and their vision.
An “over-the-top” banking card that helps you take control of your spending and drives your dollar further.
An online marketplace that curates unique date experiences for Gen Z’s and Younger Millennials.
An operating system for cultivation and post-production teams in cannabis and food.
A bid reservation plugin for the hotel industry loyalty members.
Passwordless sign up and login authentication solutions for the internet.
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A PropTech platform that matches prospective home buyers with guarantors to get people into homes faster, as well as enable people to earn a return on real estate equity.
A deep knowledge tracing (DKT) platform helping post-secondary education providers improve student retention and revenue.
A B2B startup that integrates supply chain data and creates a single source of truth to empower supply chain professionals with data-driven decision-making.
A men’s fertility platform that removes the fear and friction associated with fertility for men through at-home testing kits and personalised lifestyle-based recommendations.
The world’s first mental wellbeing platform fuelled by food and driven by the gut-brain axis.
A SaaS startup empowering businesses to accelerate growth by giving flexibility and control to their consumers through enabling complete total personalisation of bundled subscriptions.
On a mission to put electric vehicles in reach of every Australian by making it seamless and affordable for customers to purchase them.
A marketplace for small and independent retailers to discover, engage and buy from global brands in a friction-free environment.
Allowing construction engineers to create and collaborate on calculations in a new and innovative way.
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On a mission to end the commoditisation of small service-based businesses and restore the connection between owner and customer.
On a mission to bump the barriers to sexual pleasure.
Enabling automated product development by harmonising brands, manufacturers, and service providers.
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