Now more than ever, technology is being deployed as a tool of oppression, manipulation, and control. We are vulnerable to surveillance, hacking, censorship, and disinformation. We don’t own our own data, or even know who does. It’s time for that to change.

ex/ante is the first venture fund dedicated to agentic technology, or tools that support human agency by increasing privacy, security, and information integrity.

We’re looking for inventive teams building solutions that advance free societies and counter digital authoritarianism. ex/ante provides the right resources to kick-start, build, and scale—leveraging diverse partners and risk-forward capital.


Surveillance capitalism & digital authoritarianism threaten digital rights.


Democratic resilience requires technology that advances human agency.


We believe in a world where individuals control their data, assets, and information.