Following the Covid-19 crisis and the lockdowns that have followed, venture capital investment is down across Europe. Investment in Germany is down 19% compared to the same period in 2019, yet the pace is picking up again in Q3 2020. Given these signs of recovery, Antler believes that the future remains bright for early-stage technology, and has now opened a new Berlin office. The plan is to invest in over 160 start-ups over the next four years across Central Europe.
Based on my experience of building companies in 18 countries across 3 continents, a strong and complementary founding team with access to the right networks are crucial elements to success. At Antler we provide a platform for exceptional individuals and support them with the most important challenges in the early phase of starting their company. Such as: finding the right co-founder; receiving coaching from world-class entrepreneurs in their own field; and access to funding from top investors that can truly help them build a great company. — Alan Poensgen, Partner for Central Europe