Antler is the investor backing the worlds most driven founders, from day zero to greatness. Founded on the belief that people innovating is the key to building a better future, we partner with people across six continents 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 in over 25 cities, including Amsterdam, Austin, New York, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Oslo, Bangalore, Jakarta, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Lisbon, Madrid, 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. Fueled by a personal passion that goes beyond traditional investing, we have helped create and invested in more than 600 startups across a wide range of industries and technologies, with the goal of backing more than 6,000 by 2030.
A better future wont happen automaticallythe world needs talented, determined, and resilient people to build it. Antler team members are part of an ambitious global community dedicated to helping the most driven founders move the world forward. We ease the path to entrepreneurship so more exceptional people can launch and scale companies that disrupt the status quo, create employment, contribute to GDP, and drive technology development and adoption. As the world presents an ever-increasing number of opportunities and challenges, founders are more needed than ever to address them. Join us to support them and help make progress inevitable.
The Antler Team
The Antler team comprises entrepreneurs, VC investors, and operators with strong track records of performance and achievement. The team has built companies such as fashion e-commerce company Zalora, e-commerce marketplace Lazada, music streamer Spotify, the worlds first successful online grocery store LeShop.ch, and other companies. Key leadership include:
Magnus Grimeland, CEO: former co-founder of Zalora (exit to Global Fashion Group), former Norwegian Navy Seal and McKinsey Junior Partner.
Martell Hardenberg: co-founder of Lazada ($6bn exit to Alibaba).
Alan Poensgen: co-founder of WestwingNow, IPOed and currently valued at $1bn.
Rajiv Srivatsa: co-founder of Urban Ladder (exit to Reliance)
KC Agerup: co-founder of Hugin (SaaS company acquired by Euronext), and later co-founded Northzone, the leading European VC fund that invested in e.g. Spotify and iZettle.
Teddy Himler: former investor at SoftBank, invested in e.g. Dialpad ($1.2bn valuation) and Tokopedia ($18bn valuation, merged with Grab).
Bede Moore: former founder of Lazada Indonesia and Paraplou Group, CEO of TechSydney
The Finance Manager Role
We are looking for an all round Finance Manager based out of Dubai. You are responsible for all workflows related to tax, legal and finance. You support the global Finance team and local Partner group to ensure smooth business operations. You are responsible for the administration of Antlers Dubai operating company and MENAP investment fund.
You are also supporting each of the invested startups with incorporation and our investment team and local partners with quarterly KPI fund reporting.
If youre up for the challenge, we can promise an incredible experience and opportunity to work with the most talented individuals and driven founders of future startup successes.
You will be responsible for all financial operations and day-to-day management of all financial tasks for Antler Dubai operating entity and Antler MENAP fund entity, including but not limited to:
Monthly reporting of management accounts to regional Partners and Group Finance; as well as local regulatory tax reporting, budgeting, forecasting and execution of monthly payroll in a timely manner.
Expense control to ensure compliance with our global expense policy
Work closely with auditors and manage the annual audit process of the MENAP Fund and operating company
Work closely with our global Head of Finance, CFO, Group Finance function, and local management to improve and maintain Antlers Finance, control and reporting functions
Manage all banking relationships with external banking providers
Work with local Partners in managing the cash flow and payments related to fund investments and expenses
Supporting Local Partners in managing the administrative tasks around the investment processes for follow-on investment rounds of portfolio companies
Higher education and 5 to 8 years of work experience in a related field such as finance or business management.
Experience in financial management, reporting and process management
Detail-oriented and process-focused with strong quantitative analysis skills with the ability to execute processes simultaneously.
Proactive and positive personality with excellent communication skills
What we offer
Work in a fast-growing organization with a lot of responsibility from day one
Great learning and networking opportunities through working with experienced leaders from top consulting/finance firms, startup founders and tech community leaders
A fun and global team, all dedicated to making Antler and our portfolio companies a huge success
An international environment with significant room for growth