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Scout Manager



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023

About Antler

Antler is the investor backing the world’s 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 26 cities, including 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. 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 won’t happen automatically—the 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.

About the role

We are looking for a Scout Manager for our operations in Malaysia. The role is pivotal for our success, both in the region and globally, as finding high-quality founders is one of the most critical elements in our business as a Venture Capital fund. This role allows you to take personal responsibility for the leadership of our team and fund, which will have an incredible impact on founders' lives and the global innovation ecosystem.

We are looking for a person with a very high level of business acumen to identify and attract the right talents to our startup generation program. We expect to have 3000 founder applicants a year. You will be the front line with working with the applicant on why they want to be founders, listening to and understanding the problem they want to solve, reviewing their business ideas, market size and why they want to be founders.

You must be able to communicate and convince founders that Antler is the best place to start their companies, as the best founders we aim to find will have many other options.

If you’re up for the challenge, we can promise an incredible experience, and an unparalleled opportunity to work with highly motivated individuals, accomplished entrepreneurs and the founders of future startup successes.


  • Passionately drive & strategise the end-to-end sourcing of the 120+ founders that will create 10-20 great companies originating from our cohorts across Malaysia every year.
  • Plan regional sourcing strategies of high-quality founders, including defining who we are looking for, where they are located and how we reach them with our value proposition.
  • Work closely with the Partnership and PR teams to execute a targeted marketing strategy and offer the best founder experience.
  • Become an expert position & market knowledge on where top entrepreneurs emerge from.
  • Provide support to the founders joining Antler, ensure a flawless onboarding process, and act as coach / advisor for several of the companies that emerge.
  • Be a powerful brand ambassador for Antler.

Key Experience

  • 5 - 8 years of experience.
  • Recent experience from a high-growth tech startup environment is a must.
  • Business acumen - understand business concepts. You will be reviewing hundreds of ideas, decks and companies.
  • Demonstrated interest in sourcing & evaluating founders and delivering a great candidate experience.
  • Network within the Malaysian tech and start-up community.
  • Experience working in high growth technology companies.

Personal attributes

  • Independent and proactive with a very positive attitude.
  • Results-oriented and outstanding personal commitment.
  • A personality that founders want to work with.
  • Comfortable with quick changes, tight deadlines, moving targets and ambiguity.
  • Highly collaborative approach and influencing skills.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Passion for entrepreneurship and a belief that the world needs more change-makers and innovators.

What we offer

  • Opportunity to find and nurture the best entrepreneurs that will generate many of the leading companies of the future.
  • Opportunity to build and work with highly qualified and fun teams.
  • Opportunity to participate in the early shaping and vision of the next generation of disruptive tech companies in Malaysia.
  • Competitive remuneration.