Susan Oliver, the chair of the Scale board, commenced researching the potential for a female focused angel investor network in Australia after she met Golden Seeds in New York in May 2012.

She founded Scale with Annette Kimmitt and Carol Schwartz and these three business women now comprise the Scale board. Laura McKenzie the inaugural CEO, commenced her role in April 2013 and concluded in August 2017. During 2017 the executive team of  Lynne Thornton, Amanda Derham and Sabine Dejey managed Scale until the commencement of CEO Ariane Barker in 2018.