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 enthusiastic support we received from the DSDBI and in particular from Ms Asher is of fundamental importance to our own start up as a new venture”.

In her media release, Ms Asher said “This initiative, to build and empower women as investors by providing a range of investment skills, is an Australian first and a genuine opportunity to demonstrate leadership in supporting women in business.”

We’re thrilled to have welcomed 5 Scale Angels and received our first application on Gust, secure deal management software.

We have had coverage in the AFR “Scaling up for entrepreneurial women”“, StartupSmart and Women’s Agenda “New angel investor network on hunt for women-led start-ups” and the Australian Banking and Finance Journal “Sisters doing it for themselves”.