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Scale Investors Board Update

Following her appointment to the Reserve Bank Board, Carol Schwartz resigns from the Scale board, effect 20th July 2017, and remains a Founding Shareholder. We look forward to her continued interest and involvement in Scale as an active angel and wish her

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Does age determine your success as an entrepreneur?

What do Elizabeth Holmes, Sara Blakely, Linda Avey and Arianna Huffington have in common? They are all female entrepreneurs who have successfully built billion dollar businesses. But what does differ dramatically is their age. A number of studies have tried

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Scale Angels lead a $1.25m investment in Switch

Switch Automation is an Australian software company with offices in Sydney and San Francisco. Deb Noller, CEO of Switch Automation, is a Springboard alumnae , Aon Entrepreneur-in-residence and member of Dell’s Founders 50 Fall Class of 2014. Built on Microsoft’s

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Scale Angels invest in CloudPeeps

CloudPeeps is an invite-only marketplace connecting businesses with freelance social media and community professionals, co-founded by Melburnian Kate Kendall, a serial entrepreneur, and Shala Burroughs. Lead angel for Scale, was Renata Cooper. CloudPeeps launched in beta in January 2014. It’s

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Scale Angels syndicate second deal

We are please to announce Scale Angels’ second deal, in See-Out, a visual search technology company, spun out of NICTA. Scale Angel Lauren Melton, led a syndicate of investors including QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, and has been appointed to the

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Celebrating female investors and entrepreneurs

Last night we proudly announced our first deal. Fifteen Scale Angels have invested $655,000 in Paloma Mobile as part of a $1m capital raising. Congratulations Jennifer Zanich , Paloma Co-Founder and Executive Chairman. Paloma Mobile has developed a cloud based

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Official Scale launch

The Hon Minister Louise Asher MP officially launched Scale and announced funding from the Victoria Coalition Government to assist in the establishment of Scale during the first three years of operation. Scale Founding Chairman Susan Oliver said “The amazing and

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Insights from an Angel investor

Brian Cohen, the first investor in Pinterest and Chair of New York Angels, recently published “What Every Angel Investor Wants You To Know”. He pays “special attention to startups that are founded by women entrepreneurs or have women as senior

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The importance of Angels

Angel investors are being increasingly recognised as an important source of equity capital for financing high growth firms according to the OECD. Their report reviews developments around the world and identifies some of the key success factors, challenges and recent

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Introducing Scale

“Susan Oliver introduces Scale. In the US the number of women investing into start-ups reached record levels last year. Women made up 21.8% of active angel investors in the US in 2012. Golden Seeds, the inspiration for Scale, was the