A couple of months after entering Denmark to attract and support sustainable tech companies, the global early-stage VC firm Antler has unveiled the list of seven startups it has invested in during its third UK cohort. The seven companies represent sectors including proptech, cybersecurity, and construction.
It is worth noting that the second UK cohort was announced back in October 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. For the third UK cohort, over 3000 applications were received from entrepreneurs, reveals Antler.
According to the early-stage VC, around 38 businesses were built through the UK cohort, helping them find co-founders and build strong teams, validate their business ideas, and gain early traction.
This is where everything culminates. Demo Day is when the founders pitch their business to a room full of investors in the hope to secure investment.
Just like last year, Demo Day 2021 will be hosted remotely to a global audience of investors, VCs, and entrepreneurs. You can join the London Demo Day at 2 PM on Thursday, April 15th, by registering here.
Antler then provides pre-seed and later-stage capital to the successful companies through local funds in each location.
Ollie Purdue, Partner of Antler London, says, “Our third London cohort has made incredible progress. We are delighted to have invested in such a strong group of entrepreneurs, and we are excited to be part of their journey as they grow. The strength of our London cohort is indicative of the London technology industry at large, which has emerged unscathed from the global pandemic, and is driving towards new, unprecedented heights.”
The seven companies Antler invested during its third UK cohorts are as follows:
Founders: Erez Lankri (CEO), Thomas Kean (COO)
Swivel is the UK’s first video-powered job marketplace for blue-collar workers. The platform uses candidate video profiles and AI to shortlist candidates for hiring managers. The UK startup help companies hire better, faster, and with greater diversity saving clients an average of £2,000 per hire.
Founders: Emanuel Frauenlob (CEO), Alex Bilbie (CTO), Jamie Turner (CPO)
Mesg is an AI writing assistant for salespeople. The London-based platform empowers salespeople to communicate more effectively and build stronger relationships with their customers by helping them write compelling messages.
Founders: Enrico Faccioli (CEO), Matt Holland (CTO)
Seedata is a cybersecurity deception-technology platform that helps businesses identify previously undetected data leakage incidents.
The platform plants unique, trackable records of data within clients’ systems, then scours surface, deep and dark web sources for any relevant indicators of security incidents.
Founders: Daniel Botcherby (CEO), Al Dee (CTO), Charlotte Fountaine (CPO)
Kalda is an LGBTQIA+ community mental wellbeing app providing weekly group therapy and daily peer-to-peer support. The platform uses the latest, evidence-based techniques to improve users’ long-term mental wellbeing.
Founders: Max Leo Rodeck (CEO), Robert Hangu (CTO)
CoLogic lets users track the location of your construction transports in real-time, improving communication, transparency, profits, and increasing safety. The company aims to reduce waste and CO2, improve health and safety, as well as site management and planning.
Founders: Paul Clewett (CEO), Sana Rasheed (CTO)
Emani is an early warning, monitoring, and risk assessment system for the risk and security industries. The company aims to improve the information available to security and risk professionals.
Through the platform, users can benefit from high-quality insights on the most sensitive subjects, including predictive elements that might save lives, making the world safer and more investable.
Founders: Harry Wilson (CEO), Hayri Demircapa (COO), Ieva Dvilinskiene (CGO)
FlowSpace is a marketplace that offers hyper-local and flexible workspaces. The platform connects people with a network of local spaces and services that will empower them to reclaim their life from work.
The next UK cohort starts on the 21st of June.
Founded in Singapore in 2017 by Magnus Grimeland and a team of experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and company builders, Antler is a global early-stage venture capital firm with the vision to fundamentally improve the world. It aims to create thousands of companies globally that solve real problems.
To date, Antler has invested in and helped build over 250 companies. Of these companies, 40% have at least one female co-founder, and the founders represent 70 nationalities.
The firm has offices globally across most major entrepreneurial hubs, including in London, Berlin, Stockholm, New York, Singapore, and Sydney.