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Program Associate/Manager



Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

Program Associate/Manager, Ho Chi Minh

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 Ho Chi Minh, 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 850+ startups across a wide range of industries and technologies, with the goal of backing more than 6,000 by 2030. In Vietnam, Antler is the most active investor with 30 companies backed in the 24 months we’ve been active here.

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 job

The role of Program Associate/Manager is core in the Antler business, involving management within the end-to-end execution of the Antler program - including designing, executing, and coordinating the relevant Antler resources, and having deep interactions with our founders, portfolio companies, and advisors. Successful development and graduation of our cohorts, leading to amazing new startups, are critical to our success, both in Vietnam and globally. We can promise an incredible experience and an unparalleled opportunity to work with extremely motivated individuals, accomplished entrepreneurs, and the founders of future startup successes.


  • Work with our founders to ensure both an enjoyable and productive experience through the Antler program - from onboarding to team formation to idea validation, company formation, pitching to investors, and beyond.
  • Craft and execute Antler’s learning and toolkit strategy. This includes engaging the startup ecosystem to curate presentations, and ensuring Antler is working with top advisors and great partner companies.
  • Support the search and attract top tier entrepreneurs in Finland to start their entrepreneurial journey with Antler.
  • Run interviews and assess incoming founders and teams.
  • Establish and own key venture development coordination processes.
  • This includes organizing weekly calibration sessions with all team coaches, making sure all relevant data is captured.
  • Contribute to our portfolio companies’ development to support their growth and continued success.
  • Be a powerful brand ambassador for Antler.


  • 3-6 years of experience in a related field such as management consulting, venture capital, accelerators and/or managing complex and high-intensity programs.
  • Proven experience organizing events with large groups of people.
  • Independent and proactive with a focus on execution.
  • Comfortable with quick changes, tight deadlines, ambiguity, and willingness to support the growth of Antler.
  • Highly collaborative approach and influencing skills.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Independent and proactive with a positive attitude.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent English skill (writing /speaking) is required.

What we offer

  • Opportunity to take ownership from day one.
  • Incredible learning and growth in the world of venture capital.
  • A meritocracy that gives you the room to grow in a global setting.
  • Opportunity to take part in the early shaping and vision of the next generation of disruptive tech companies in Vietnam.