Antler, a Singapore-based venture capital firm, has recently raised over $300 million to invest in startups.
The firm, which previously focused on investing in early stage startup companies, aims to take things further by also investing in later stage companies.
- Investors in Antler's new $300 million fund include Schroders, Vækstfonden, and Phoenix Group.
- Founded in 2017, Antler has invested in over 350 startup companies across the world across 30 different industries.
- Antler has a network of over 600 expert advisors and an online platform for resources. It also facilitates introductions to global investors and offers guidance on new market entry.
- With the new fund, Antler aims to invest in startups up to the Series C stage.
Why It Matters
- Prior to this, Antler focused mainly on early stage investments.
- With the new capital, Antler will be able to further support startups it has invested in earlier, potentially holding a larger stake in them.
- Antler has also added several new partners to the team — Naman Budhdeo, Erik Jonsson, Jiho Kang, and Subir Lohani to lead the firm's Canada, Vietnam, Korea, and Indonesia teams. Former SoftBank vice president Teddy Himler has also joined the firm as a partner.