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 See-Out board.

See-Out Pty Ltd is at the forefront of a fundamental shift in the trademark and brand protection. The Company’s flagship product, CeeQTM, is a web-based visual search engine for professionals conducting more than 18 million trademark searches and examinations annually. See-out has been commercialising award-winning image recognition technology developed through years of computer vision research at NICTA. It has also received support from Commercialisation Australia.

It’s CEO Sandra Mau said “With the large number of logos and other brand images being generated daily, text search is not sufficient to secure a brand. This backing from our investors will enable See-Out to grow its Australian image search tech innovation into a global standard.”

Proceeds of this round will be used to recruit development staff to enhance product features, and begin to build a marketing and sales team.

Here is the full press release.

The investment has received coverage in The Australian Business Section, the Age and Sydney Morning Herald.