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Mintz Continues Dedication to U.S. Startup Market Through Innovative Partnership With Venture Capital Firm Antler

BOSTON – Antler Innovation U.S. LLC has selected Mintz as its law firm partner of choice to support its portfolio companies in the U.S. as it expands its presence and foothold in America’s emerging growth ecosystem.

Launched in 2018, Antler has supported more than 3,500 founders and more than 500 portfolio companies globally and has a combined portfolio value of $2 billion. With locations in New York, Austin, and Boulder, Antler is helping to professionalize early-stage investing by bringing new capital, a large global community of co-founders, and a broad set of industry expertise to support fast-growing companies from the earliest stages. Antler continues to grow its partnerships with leading companies around the world to help its founders scale faster and more efficiently.

“Because we are immersed in the business of growing businesses, we recognize that it takes more than just great business and legal advice to obtain success in this competitive economy. As such, we have built an extensive network and regularly make the institutional, corporate, and venture capital introductions clients need to finance and grow their businesses. We’re looking forward to watching Antler’s footprint grow in the U.S and to watching the success of the entrepreneurs with whom we’ll be working,” comments Tom Burton, a Member of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Practice as well as Founder and Chair of the firm’s Energy & Sustainability Practice.

“As Antler’s preferred legal partner for its U.S portfolio companies, we look forward to providing the innovators and entrepreneurs the essential guidance they will need to enter into the market in a smooth and successful way,” said Dan DeWolf, Co-Chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice and Technology Chair. “We are impressed with the Antler venture generation model and the impact the firm is already having on enabling high-value entrepreneurship in the U.S. We are thrilled to see how this partnership will unfold and what new technologies and business enterprises will come out of it.”

"Part of launching a great company is having good and aligned legal representation to help founders navigate the waters safely,” commented Tyler Norwood, General Partner at Antler U.S.   “When we first started discussions with Mintz and their team, we were incredibly impressed with how aligned they are with what founders need from Day 1 and are excited about the level of service they are willing to provide for our founders. We believe this partnership is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to surrounding founders with the resources they need to be successful."

Deepak Jayaraman, Antler’s Global Head of Business Development, added: “We are committed to partnering with leading companies that move our founders forward, so they can move the world forward. We are thrilled to work with the Mintz team to support our growing portfolio in the U.S. Mintz has a sterling reputation of supporting startups from inception stage to exit and counseling them on the various strategic challenges and opportunities they will face along the way. Our founders are now in a stronger position to navigate these with Mintz behind them.”  

Mintz represents venture capital firms and other private equity investors as well as venture capital-backed businesses in all stages, from early- or seed-stage investments through subsequent multi-investor and late-stage financings, and IPOs. We work with clients to examine their corporate requirements, financing avenues, intellectual property protection, employment issues, and regulatory and compliance needs, and assess how these impact their businesses and strategies.

For decades, Mintz has provided creative, entrepreneurial counsel covering the full spectrum of legal services to innovative companies across a variety of sectors, including life sciences; health care; technology; insurance & financial services; energy & sustainability; sports & entertainment; real estate, construction & infrastructure; retail & consumer products; and education & nonprofit. We advise first-time and serial entrepreneurs, and executives of growing companies. We help our clients develop and acquire new technologies, defend against competitors, and remain compliant with applicable regulations. We are adept at handling cutting-edge challenges, such as privacy and data security issues.

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Antler is one of the most active early-stage investors, inspiring, enabling, and investing in hundreds of startups and thousands of entrepreneurs across six continents. Through its global residency programs in leading entrepreneurial hubs such as New York, London, Stockholm, Berlin, Bangalore, Singapore, Seoul, and Sydney, the firm has supported over 3,500 founders and 500+ portfolio companies globally to date, investing from inception through Series C.

Antler is on a mission to fundamentally improve the world by helping the world's most exceptional people build complementary co-founder teams, supporting them with deep business model validation, and providing a global platform for scaling. Antler portfolio companies are operating across a range of global industries, including financial services, healthcare, retail and consumer, and energy and natural resources. Thirty percent of these companies have at least one female co-founder, and Antler founders represent more than 100 nationalities.

Antler is changing the way that early-stage investments are made at scale and making entrepreneurship more accessible to founders everywhere. Antler is professionalizing early-stage investing by bringing new capital, a large global community of co-founders, and broad industry expertise to support fast-growing companies from the earliest stages. 

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