Antler Sydney just invested more than $2 million in its largest-ever cohort of new startups

- October 21, 2020 3 MIN READ
A previous Antler Demo Day cohort
Antler Sydney is on a hot streak. 

In just 16 months, the Australian arm of the global early-stage VC has raised a $46 million fund, invested in 41 companies, and grown its local operations team to a headcount of 24. 

Now, it has announced the 16 startups recently built with and invested in by Antler. From 1,400 applications, Antler Sydney selected 99 founders, who went on to form 29 teams.  Among those, 16 have now received a combined $2 million in pre-seed funding from Antler for a 12% stake in each venture. 

From SaaS to FinTech, HealthTech, Future of Work, EduTech, PropTech and more, these are the defining companies of tomorrow. 

Antler continues to attract exceptional individuals, who recognise the strength of its global early-stage VC platform, the value of having access to the world’s largest dataset on early-stage founder success, and who understand the importance of being a part of a network which actively evaluates and supports their entrepreneurial journey from inception to investment. 

In fact, 80% of Antler’s portfolio raises external funding within six months of receiving the VC’s pre-seed investment. 

This recent cohort in particular showed promise from the outset with 61% of the founders having previously founded a startup, and 21% having previously raised funds with a VC. 

Now, Antler is ready to unveil these 16 companies at its upcoming Demo Day on November 19, which will be live streamed globally from demoday.antler.co/sydney

If you want to be the first to hear from these founders about the innovative technological solutions they have built to tackle real problems, create sustainable value and make the world a better place – register here

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the teams that will be pitching on the night: 

Tactiq: Capture remote meeting insights, with easy access to the meeting knowledge base & share key items throughout the organisation.

Flow of Work: A talent opportunity and insights platform that makes it easy to match the aspirations of employees to projects and other development opportunities, helping organisations grow and retain critical talent and reduce cost. 

Sync Tech: Enabling construction businesses to turn data from existing & emerging technologies into action. 

The One Two: A hyper-personalised shopping experience, superior online fit technology and better bras. 

Remote Social: The ultimate destination for remote and hybrid teams to come together online to build connection and culture through play and shared experiences. 

Feather: An online platform that empowers creators and instructors to deliver digital content, with an initial focus on live and on-demand classes. 

eQALY: An integrated tech platform built to empower elderly people to live the highest quality of life possible in their own homes. 

m8Buy: A social layer (e.g. widget) for e-commerce stores that lets you shop with your friends, get feedback and a tiered discount depending on the size of the group. 

Treeblue: First affordable and scalable data-driven solution to monitor and manage urban forests with predictive and prescriptive tools. 

GradVantage: SaaS to create and run virtual grad onboarding and up-skilling programs. 

StackGo: A simpler and faster way for B2B software vendors to sell through SaaS marketplaces. 

Anturi: A natural food supplement, patented and scientifically proven to work, that prevents and treats inflammatory diseases (e.g., arthritis) in animals. 

StrataCore: Building a digital ecosystem for community living that enables seamless experiences for those that manage and reside within it. 

Portant: An automated reporting platform that empowers you to create stunning reports with less effort. 

CoderOne: The tournament platform for AI multiplayer games designed to upskill, showcase and connect developers and tech teams. 

Upflowy: Empowering growth leaders to build, optimise and AB test their lead and signup flows without the engineering burden.