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Scouting Associate/Manager



Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

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 invest in more than 1,000 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 - Japan for our operations in Tokyo. 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, and 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.


  • Responsible for sourcing and interviewing founders to be part of our cohorts, from which 10-20 great companies will be born on a yearly basis.
  • Plan regional sourcing strategies for high-quality founders, including defining who we are looking for, where they are located, and how we reach them with our value proposition,
  • Provide support to the founders joining Antler, ensure a flawless onboarding process, and act as coach/advisor for several of the companies that emerge,
  • Work closely with the Partnership and PR teams to execute a targeted marketing strategy and offer the best founder experience,
  • Collaborate on designing, developing, delivering and iterating materials and content for workshops, keynotes, roundtables and office hours
  • Become an expert position & market knowledge on where top entrepreneurs emerge from,
  • Be a powerful brand ambassador for Antler.

Key Experience

  • 3-5 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 Japan tech and start-up community.
  • Experience working in high-growth technology companies.
  • Fluency speaking in English and Japanese

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 communication 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 Japan.
  • Competitive remuneration.







Antler Japan(東京拠点)でのオペレーションにおいて、日本のスカウトマネージャーを募集しています。


私たちは、スタートアップジェネレーションプログラム(Antler Cohort Program)にふさわしい才能を見つけ、惹き付けるために、非常に高いビジネスセンスを持った人材を求めています。年間3000名の起業家応募者を見込んでいます。応募者が解決したい課題を聞き理解し、ビジネスアイディア、市場規模、なぜ起業家になりたいのかを検討しプログラムへの採択を決めていきます。




‐ 当社の「Antler Cohort Program」に参加していただく起業家のソーシングと面接を担当し、毎年10~20の優れた企業を生み出す。

‐ 優れた起業家を対象とした日本のソーシング戦略の立案・実行。

‐ Antlerに参画する起業家をサポートし、オンボーディングプロセスまでの実行を行う。

‐ パートナーシップ及びPRチームと密接に連携し、ターゲットを絞ったマーケティング戦略の実行。

‐ ワークショップや基調講演、オフィスアワー等の実施に関わるコンテンツ企画や、資料作成、プログラムのピッチを行う。

‐ 有望な起業家がどこにいるのか、どういった経験を持っている人に多いのか等、専門的なポジションと市場知識を持つ。

‐ Antlerの強力なブランドアンバサダーとなる。


- 採用業務やPR業務の2〜5年の経験。

- スタートアップ環境での経験。

- ビジネスコンセプトを理解していること。(ビジネスの概念を理解することが求められます。数百のアイディア、デッキ、および企業をレビューすることになります。)

- 起業家のソーシングと評価に興味を持ち、優れた候補者体験を提供できる方。

- 日本のテクノロジーおよびスタートアップコミュニティでのネットワークを有する方。

- 高成長テクノロジー企業での経験。

- 英語と日本語が堪能であること。(ソーシングは主に日本語で行いますが、グローバル拠点との連携や情報共有、会議は英語で行います。)


‐ 自立し、行動力がありポジティブな方。

‐ 結果にこだわりコミットする方。

- 起業家たちが一緒に働きたいと思うような個性。

- 変化に柔軟に対応できる適応力、目標設定ができる方。

‐ 外部との連携や発信力のある方。
‐ 優れたコミュニケーションスキル。

- アントレプレナーシップを持ち、情熱をもって起業家支援業務に取り組める方。