News & Analysis

Shoes of Prey co-founder Michael Fox returns with a plant-based ‘meat’ startup backed by Mars

- September 6, 2019 3 MIN READ

  When  Mars Australia announced recently that it was backing six local food-focused startups with a $40,000 grant as part of the food giant’s Seeds of Change accelerator, a familiar name popped up among the successful applicants: Michael Fox. Fox co-founded Shoes of Prey, the customised online shoe startup that collapsed in March, costing investors… Read more »

News & Analysis

Blue Sky, the $2.8 billion fund manager backing Australian startups, is in receivership

- May 20, 2019 2 MIN READ

ASX-listed investment fund Blue Sky (BLA) has been placed in receivership over a $50 million loan to US financier Oaktree Capital Management. In a statement to the ASX today, KordaMentha said it had been appointed receivers and managers to Blue Sky Alternative Investments Ltd as the business was in breach of a financial covenant relating… Read more »

Shoes of Prey

Shoes of Prey closes US$15.5 million Series B round with US retailer Nordstrom on board as equity partner

- December 8, 2015 2 MIN READ

Shoes of Prey is developing a habit of going into Christmas with a lot of cash in its pockets. Last December the startup announced that it had raised a US$5.5 million Series A to help further its expansion into the US market, and this year it’s almost tripled that, closing a US$15.5 million Series B round led by BlueSky Venture Capital, with Greycroft and US retailer Nordstrom coming on board as equity partners.


66 Meetups Event with Michael Fox

- September 1, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

Raising capital for start-ups is the theme for this meet-up, and the guest speakers have some great insights to share: Michael Fox, former Google executive and co-founder of start-up Shoes of Prey which successfully raised $3million in funding last June, and Hamish Hawthorne, CEO of ATP Innovations, talking about that all-important investor pitch.


Shoes of Prey Raise $3 million Dollars from US Major Players

- June 7, 2012 2 MIN READ

If I had to give out awards for the best dressed people on the startup scene, my award for best dressed couple would have to go to the Foxy Foxes! – Entrepreneurs Jodie and Michael Fox ooze style so it makes sense they are leading the Fashion Tech scene in Australia.