Scale Investors co-CEOs Chelsea Newell and Samar Mcheileh
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Susan Oliver & Carol Schwartz hand over women-focused angel startup fund Scale Investors to the next generation

- May 12, 2023 2 MIN READ

There’s been a changing of the guard at Australia’s first angel investor network for women-led startups, Scale Investors, with the founding team selling the business to the current management team Scale was created a decade ago by Susan Oliver, Carol Schwartz, Annette Kimmitt and Laura McKenzie. Over that period the angel investors backed 47 women-led… Read more »

Lucas Meadowcroft, Tribu

US investor Jason Calacanis and Brisbane Angels back IT startup Tribu in $1.25 million seed round

- June 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

Brisbane artificial intelligence startup Tribu, which aids IT helpdesks and managed service providers (MSP) automate assistance requests, has raised $1.25 million from Brisbane Angels and the California syndicate founded by US investor Jason Calacanis. Tribu is using machine learning and AI to help IT support companies deal with what the industry calls “level 1” calls… Read more »


Techboard’s annual funding report finds Australian startup investment bucked the global downward trend

- October 2, 2020 3 MIN READ

FY20 startup funding nearly $7 billion Private investment almost doubled to $4.48bn Blackbird led Australian VC investors with 14 deals worth $490m More than 700 Australian startups have received nearly 900 rounds of funding from around 400 investors during the 2020 financial year according to the latest annual funding report by data analysis company Techboard.… Read more »

Bandicoot Imaging founders Dr David Monaghan, Dr Matthew Arnison, David Karlov, Dr Peter Fletcher

Fashion startup Bandicoot Imaging’s $330,000 Sydney Angels investment will help reduce online shopping returns

- July 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

Fashiontech startup Bandicoot Imaging Sciences is hoping to reduce one of the worst aspects of online clothes shopping – that nearly a third of garments are returned after purchase –  and has scored $330,000 in a funding round led by the Sydney Angels. The company is planning to give online fashion retailers a new way… Read more »