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Scouting Associate - Antler

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Job Title
Scouting Associate
Job Location
Sydney, Australia
Job Description

ABOUT US

Antler backs the world's most driven founders, from day zero to greatness. Based out of 30 major startup hubs across six continents, the firm is one of the most active early-stage investors globally. 

Antler was founded in 2017 by founders, operators, and investors with the goal of being the destination of choice for the world’s best entrepreneurial talent and has become a unique global investor specializing in venture and innovation. Built on the belief that people innovating is the key to building a better future, we partner with people around the world to launch and scale high-potential startups that address meaningful opportunities and challenges. Knowing that exceptional founders can come from anywhere with any background, we have offices globally, including in Austin, New York, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Bangalore, Jakarta, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, and Sydney. Our global community backs people from the beginning with co-founder matching, deep business model validation, initial capital, expansion support, and follow-on funding. We have helped create and invest in more than 700 startups across a wide range of industries and technologies, with the goal of backing more than 6,000 by 2030. 

Antler runs a highly structured and thorough due diligence process to assess early-stage opportunities at scale. Through our structured investment approach, we gain a deep understanding of their strengths, scale of ambition, grit, and passion. Our global network of advisors and domain experts helps us further validate their business models, giving us unique insights on founders’ potential. 

Read more about who we are and what we do here

ABOUT THE ROLE

In brief

  • 15 employees across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
  • You will sit in the Scouting function, reporting to the VP Scouting & Marketing 
  • You will directly identify, nurture and drive the best founders in Australia to join Antler
  • You will support Scouting interviews, operations and other activities to drive top-of-funnel founder recruitment
  • Based in Sydney, you will be responsible for leading owned events and attending meetups and conferences

In detail

  • Support the local Scouting strategy to attract, assess and secure top founder talent which will involve
    • Headhunting strategies: market mapping to identify, nurture, and convert top talent
    • Run targeted campaigns: unearth where latent founder talent sits and deliver messaging to them that will attract them to entrepreneurship and Antler
    • Assess applications: we receive thousands of applications, you will be part of the interviewing team. To do this well you need a love for uncovering examples of grit, resilience and spikes. Plus curiosity in early-stage business ideas.
    • Supporting the end-end execution of AMA sessions to educate and convert founders
  • Collaborate with Marketing on content creation and partnership opportunities
  • Be a powerful brand ambassador establishing Antler as a premier place to find a co-founder and build a business within founder groups and communities
  • Support our residency and portfolio companies in setting the foundations of their Talent functions

REQUIREMENTS

  • “Plugged-in” to the tech/startup community and have an active network in tech
  • A natural people person with a curiosity to uncover top founder talent and ideas
  • Have high EQ which leads you to forge trusting relationships quickly
  • Have comfort operating in ambiguity
  • 1-3 years professional experience in a related area
  • Sydney based
  • Experience in either start-up sales/operations or talent acquisition is a plus

Prefered but not essential:

  • Knowledge of Hubspot, LinkedIn Recruiter and/or comparable tools

ABOUT YOU

Founder first

You love and believe in people. You know that the founding team is the heart of a startup and is ultimately responsible for an early-stage company's success. You thrive in spotting exceptional talent and helping them build companies and raise capital. To date, you will have a strong track record of investment or you have been a founder who has built a business and raised institutional capital.

Grit, drive and execution

You have the ambition and inner motivation to reach for extremely big outcomes and the perseverance to address, problem solve, and find solutions to complex operational challenges. You are not shy of being independent with a laser focus on execution and results. 

Communication

You believe in being open and honest. You are a clean and concise communicator able to negotiate and deliver tough messages with clarity and empathy.

Team player

We have a one team approach. We win together and take risks, acknowledging this means backing and recognising each other’s efforts and offering support when needed.

WHY ANTLER?

We are all here to make a difference in the lives of founders and building companies that are solving real world problems. We are here to help people build the defining companies of tomorrow from Australia. 

As a values-led team and by joining us, each day, you will surround by a team who are:

Awesomely ambitious

We’re constantly moving forward, looking for opportunities to re-envision, reinvent, and reimagine the way we do things. We create impact at scale, and when we reach great we seek to be greater.

Love what you do

We seek to create an environment and mission that means everyone can do the best work of their life. Every day, as a team, and individually, we aim to show leadership, be positive and respectful to build a culture that we can be proud of and others take notice of.

Win together and learn together

We take risks and lean in. We recognise each other's, and our own, effort, as well as our outcomes. And sometimes that means we might fail, but we acknowledge what happened and rally together to learn from it and move forward.

Open and honest

At Antler, we are open and honest. We believe it’s important to start with empathy, and communicate proactively. By taking ownership and accountability in this way, and being transparent and truthful, we are a stronger, happier, more productive team.

WHY ELSE ANTLER?

As part of this role, employees have the opportunity to be part of a growing global business, see the impact of their work on the day-to-day operations of the business, and join our mission to back the world’s most driven founders, from day zero to greatness. 

Along with that, you will:

  • Create a legacy with an opportunity to impact the direction of Antler locally and across geographies
  • Be part of a platform that helps build and invests in hundreds of disruptive companies every year
  • Opportunity to grow your network and develop your understanding of the startup, VC and business innovation space, supported by a personal L&D budget
  • The chance to work in a global and rapidly growing company with a truly global team and culture with significant local and global growth opportunities
  • Flexible working hours where you are empowered to work in a way that brings the best out of you, along with 4 weeks remote working per year, birthday days off and Summer Hours
  • A competitive salary and Fund carry options

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Antler Headquarters Location

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Antler Company Size

Between 2,000 - 5,000 employees

Antler Founded Year

2018

Antler Total Amount Raised

$82,200,000

Antler Funding Rounds

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  • Series Unknown

    $25,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $4,200,000 USD

  • Seed

    $3,000,000 USD