Antler Australia

Ground Control is making product development faster, cheaper and more sustainable for startups

- April 27, 2022 3 MIN READ

After almost a decade running a product development agency, Karl Vaupel understood just how tricky the process of designing a physical product can be.  And so Ground Control was born: a platform that allows new and established brands to design or redesign their products to make them more affordable and sustainable.  “Currently designing a physical… Read more »

Fintech

Fintech Reach Alternative Investments is opening exclusive private equity funds to sophisticated investors

- March 29, 2022 3 MIN READ

Until now, access to exclusive institutional-grade private equity funds, run by the world’s leading asset managers, has typically been restricted to large institutions and the ultra-wealthy.  It is telling that many of the largest and most successful fund managers in the world do not have brands that are familiar to even the most active individual… Read more »

Michael Ragavan
Other tech

Fintech startup Our Leg Up lets budding homeowners crack the market using ‘unemployed’ real estate equity

- March 16, 2022 2 MIN READ

In Australia, the number one driver of wealth inequality is real estate and, in particular, not owning real estate. As house prices around Australia continue to rise, purchasing a home feels further and further out of reach for most Australians. To combat this, former mortgage broker and investment banker, Michael Ragavan is creating a new… Read more »

Dan Baird
Business

Customer relationship startup Wandora is reclaiming bookings data control for tourism operators

- March 16, 2022 2 MIN READ

It’s been a tough couple of years for tourism businesses; if a global pandemic and closed borders weren’t enough, the continual rise of third-party booking platforms and their grip on customers have made life even more difficult for operators. Wandora, a Melbourne-based startup recently invested in by Antler, is working to even the playing field… Read more »

Antler Australia team
ASX

BNPL QuickaPay sells to legal payments venture RapidPay in Antler’s first exit

- December 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney BNPL fintech QuickaPay has been acquired by legal services payments platform RapidPay. QuickaPay was co-founded by Nathan Carroll and Nick Glynn in 2019 and was one of the first companies to emerge out of the early-stage VC and startup accelerator Antler Australia. Antler invested pre-seed funding in QuickaPay and it’s the VC’s first exit among… Read more »

Antler Australia

A numbers game: CalcTree is helping engineers reduce the risk of calculation errors 

- December 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

In the engineering world, everything comes down to numbers. If there are any mistakes throughout the planning and construction phase of a project, there can be huge financial and safety risks.  For that reason, engineers, in particular, have to spend hours working through complex formulas and equations to make sure anything that gets built is… Read more »

Antler Australia

iN2iTY Lab is solving the problem of uni students dropping out because of online learning

- December 9, 2021 3 MIN READ

With increasing numbers of university students turning to online education, dropout rates have reached an all-time high. With a background in education and technology, qualified teacher Greg Higgins realised this was a growing issue and in the process, is costing institutions and students billions of dollars each year. To try and solve this problem, Greg… Read more »

Accelerator

Antler’s now backed 18 startups in just five months from its $46 million early stage VC fund

- November 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

* Antler bolsters the Australian startup ecosystem with 18 early-stage investments, bringing the local portfolio to more than 60 companies Antler has ramped up its presence in Australia following 18 new investments from the firm’s AU$46m Fund 1. Over the last five months, the local Fund has invested in 18 newly minted Australian startups, built with… Read more »