Startup Founder (Tech)

Are you an experienced Full-stack Developer, Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, or DevOps Engineer who is ready to take the leap and become an entrepreneur? At Antler, we lower the barriers to entrepreneurship by providing you not only with the necessary support to find the right co-founder, test and validate your idea and build global companies but also with funding from day one.

Antler, is a startup generator and an early-stage VC. Our six-month program brings together experienced and driven professionals from diverse backgrounds to build strong teams and launch their own companies to seed round. We are present in 14 locations worldwide, we have supported 2000+ founders through our program, invested in 200+ startups, and received over 50,000+ applications.


We are looking for experienced tech professionals motivated to join the Antler Nairobi program to build the next round of disruptive tech ventures. The program starts in August 2021 and we are looking for great tech experts who have

  • Strong Technical Background: a Full-Stack Developer, Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, DevOps Engineer, or a researcher with deep domain expertise.
  • Grit and inner drive: We look for people who will run to the ends of the world to achieve their goals. Your resilience and ability to fail, learn, and bounce back is a key determinant of success.
  • Problem-solving skills: We look for those who have a unique and creative way to approach the problems they see around them.
  • A clear spike: We look for individuals with a clear spike - deep expertise in their fields of work, a personality trait, or a passion.

The Antler six-month program is designed to support you in finding co-founders, testing and validating ideas, and building fast-growing global startups. Selected founders get funding from day one and gain access to a top-tier network of advisors and experts worldwide.

Read more about our program here:

Program details:

  • The next Nairobi program will start on August 2021
  • All selected individuals will receive a stipend of USD 1500 for the first phase of the program (11 weeks).
  • After 11 weeks, Antler invests USD 100,000 for a 20% equity stake in each company that is selected by our investment committee.
  • To cover the cost of the program, all companies invested in are required to pay a program fee of US$15,000.

Antler Highlights:

Some examples of successful companies that were built as a result of Antler’s program, received pre-seed investment from Antler, and have gone on to raise substantial investment are as follows:

  • AIfluence - Africa's 1st AI-Driven Influencer Marketing Platform.
  • COGNICEPT - Cognicept steps in when robots get confused.
  • XAILIENT - World's fastest, smallest Computer Vision
  • SKYQRAFT - Affordable and safe powerline inspections using drones and data - 
  • AIROLO - the world’s first eSIM store - 

Are you ready to start your entrepreneurial journey in Nairobi? Apply now to join our 5th cohort now!

Antler is a global early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the defining technology companies of tomorrow. In the last 2 years Antler has made over 200 portfolio company investments across 30 industries and has opened offices across six continents and most major entrepreneurial hubs The founders from their portfolio represent over 70 nationalities and 40% of those startups are led by female entrepreneurs. Several of these early-stage startups have since secured follow-on investment by top-tier VCs. Antler enables exceptional people to build impactful technology startups by building complementary co-founder teams, supporting the teams with deep business model validation and providing a global platform for scaling their startups. Antler provides funding from day one to support founders building businesses that will positively impact local, national and global economies. Build your next company with Antler. Applications are now open for our Amsterdam, London, Nairobi, New York, Oslo, Singapore, Stockholm, and Sydney. Apply now at