Antler Continues Growth in the Nordics with Appointment of Michael J. Wiatr as Partner and Twenty-Four New Investments

  • Investment
  • 05.04.2022 02:07 pm

Antler, a global early-stage venture capital investor, announced the expansion of its presence to Denmark with the addition of Michael J. Wiatr as Partner and the promotion of Lavanya Indralingam to Associate Partner. The firm has also made twenty-four new investments in early stage startups in the region.

Antler is the most active early-stage investor in the Nordics and has made 102 investments to date. Of these companies, 39% have at least one female co-founder, of which 50% are CEOs, and the founders represent more than 76 nationalities. Antler Nordics has received over 12.000 applications to date, assessed over 5.000 founders, and supported more than 700 startups.

“Venture activity in the Nordics skyrocketed last year, and Antler is ahead of this curve, supporting founders from the earliest stage,” said Magnus Grimeland, Founder & CEO of Antler. “We look forward to continuing to embrace and foster innovation in the region at a very exciting time.”

In February, Antler welcomed Michael J. Wiatr as Partner for Denmark operations, who will lead the Denmark team and work closely with the rest of Antler Nordics in Stockholm and Oslo.

Wiatr has over a decade of experience building, scaling, and investing in startups. Michael began his career with BCG as a consultant. Most recently, Michael was part of the leadership team of LastObject, a sustain-tech startup in Denmark.

Antler’s global presence allows it to be part of the ecosystem in cities like Copenhagen to really drive innovation,” said Michael. “I’m excited to be a part of this international team and continue building from the great ideas in this region.”

In March, Lavanya Indralingam from Antler´s Oslo team was also promoted to Associate Partner.  She will join the Nordic leadership team working closely with Michael and other Nordic fund partners.

Lavanya was instrumental in building the founder sourcing framework for Antlers Norway launch. Lavanya previously led operations and communications at impact investment fund Katapult, helping portfolio companies secure successful fundraising rounds.

At Investor Days this spring, Antler will unveil the twenty-four startups it has invested in recently. Nine have a female co-founder and twelve are building within sustainability.

Below is a preview of the startups and the spaces they are building in:

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