Antler joins the CreativeCubes.Co community, hires ex-Airbnb GM to support Melbourne expansion
- Antler will launch in Melbourne in June 2021 with its fifth Australian cohort
- It will set up its local HQ out of CreativeCubes.Co newest location in Carlton
- The expansion will be supported by a number of new hires to the operations team
Since launching in Australia in March 2019, Antler has made its mark on the Australian tech startup scene. In less than two years, the local arm of the global firm has closed its first AU$46 million Fund, invested in ~50 companies, and increased its headcount to 26 to support the dynamic growth of the business.
Now, the firm is launching in Melbourne to support its mission to help entrepreneurs build global technology companies from Australia and will set up its local HQ within the new CreativeCubes.Co space in Carlton.
Managing Partner of Antler Australia, Bede Moore says, “With a strong and diverse entrepreneurial community, Melbourne presents a huge opportunity for Antler. We’re excited to also be expanding our local partnerships to extend to the CreativeCubes.Co group as we prepare to invest in and support local entrepreneurs to build a global presence from Australia.”
“We are excited to support Antler and their first ever Melbourne cohort at our brand new state of the art facility right in the heart of Lygon Street, Carlton,” says Gawin Fernando, co-founder and Head of Commercial at CreativeCubes.Co. “One of our company values is ‘Enable Success’ – it is our pleasure to work alongside Antler who live and breathe this ethos by supporting the companies of tomorrow.”
Antler has also made a number of significant hires to support its regional expansion. Sam Hilditch, former GM of Airbnb and Strategy Lead for Airwallex, will join the team as Head of Melbourne. Sam will be building our Melbourne presence, leading our cohorts to successful investment outcomes. Sam will be joined by further hires in the investment and recruiting teams.
In the period since June 2019, Antler Australia has attracted over 5,000 applications and worked directly with more than 250 entrepreneurs. Its local portfolio of investments is now 50-strong, having run four Sydney-based programs. In June, the local firm launches its fifth Australian cohort, which will be the first time it operates out of the Victorian capital.
Antler is a global early-stage venture capital platform that enables exceptional people and teams to build the defining companies of tomorrow from Australia. Antler has a presence in 15 cities around the world, including offices in most major startup ecosystems, such as New York, Berlin, London, Singapore, and Sydney. This global footprint provides a unique ability for businesses to reference other ecosystems for quicker scaling, due diligence and problem-solving. Over the last two years, Antler has invested in 50 companies and leverages deep relationships with top international VCs and angel investors to enable more than 75% of companies to raise third-party capital within months of launching.
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India is grappling with a relentless second wave of coronavirus, spreading across the country at a devastating rate rendering its healthcare system unable to accommodate all who need support.
Last week, Tryzens sold raffle tickets with all proceeds going to UNICEF who are raising funds to deliver urgently needed medical equipment including oxygen, PPE, hygiene supplies and critical care.
CreativeCubes.Co and Tryzens are thrilled to announce $1,500 was raised in donations! Even more exciting is that Tryzens has offered to match that amount for a total of $3,000 AUD to be donated in support of UNICEF.
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