Skalata Venture chairman Paul Little with the fund's COO Maxine Lee and CEO Rohan Workman

Paul Little’s Skalata lands $900,000 from LaunchVic 

- May 21, 2024 2 MIN READ

Melbourne VC firm Skalata has a new investor in LaunchVic, which has backed the seed fund with $900,000.  Skalata, chaired by former Toll boss Paul Little, has been a highly active in early capital for nascent startups, making 70 investments across two funds since its l. LaunchVic will invest directly into the fund manager overseeing… Read more »

SupplyScope cofounders Raman Singh, Reinaldo Lie and Preet Singh.

Product development startup SupplyScope lands $300,000 pre-Seed from Skalata

- May 9, 2024 2 MIN READ

SupplyScope, a product development startup dealing with regulatory compliance and safety to get to market faster, has raised $300,000 from early-stage investor Skalata. The challenge faced by product suppliers is that takes months of testing and paperwork to get to market. As a result, many have bypassed larger stockists by selling direct-to-consumer and via online… Read more »

Sean Law and Tom Sawkins

Outdoor adtech startup Doohly banks $500,000 pre-Seed to speed up digital ad execution

- April 29, 2024 2 MIN READ

Outdoor advertising startup Doohly has raised $500,000 in a pre-Seed round. The raise was backed by Melbourne VC Skalata along with Archangel Ventures, with the funding earmarked to expand Doohly’s digital-out-of-home (DOOH) offering. The startup is an end-to-end programmatic ecosystem for DOOH advertising, combining an independent content management system (CMS) with native integrations to a programmatic… Read more »

Lance Qian and Jing Chen

Small business marketing startup WorkRex bags $220,000 pre-Seed raise

- April 23, 2024 2 MIN READ

Melbourne startup WorkRex has raised $220,000 from early stage VC Skalata for its all-in-one customer marketing platform for small business.  Cofounders Jing Chen, Lance Qian, and Myron Liu – an optometrist, ex-McKinsey consultant, and software engineer respectively – developed the platform after a deep dive into how small-to-medium-sized are struggling to keep up with growing… Read more »

Prep, Sean Miller and Mathieu Jamet

B2B food distribution marketplace Prep serves up $200,000 pre-Seed round

- April 18, 2024 2 MIN READ

Food distribution startup Prep has raised $200,000 from Melbourne VC Skalata to connect major food retailers, corporates and restaurants with emerging food brands. Prep enables food producers and brands to efficiently scale B2B distribution – anywhere – for a low margin. The platform integrates with a producer’s existing ordering systems, and is five times more… Read more »

Omni Biotech founders Will Poot and Zac Farrow

Skalata backs WA hydration monitoring startup Omni Biotech in $300,000 pre-Seed round

- December 13, 2023 2 MIN READ

Perth startup Omni Biotech has raised a $300,000 in pre-Seed funding from Melbourne VC Skalata Ventures to help develop its hydration monitoring platform.  Curtin and Stanford University graduates Will Poot and Zac Farrow are Omni’s cofounders and are using the existing optical sensors in smartphones and wearable devices to monitor a wearer’s hydration levels in… Read more »

Alina Hunter and Lucy Chambers

Female-founded edtech Cleverbean raises $200,000 to reduce teach burnout

- May 29, 2023 2 MIN READ

Edtech Cleverbean has raised $200,000 in Seed funding from Victorian early-stage investor Skalata Ventures to help reduce teacher burnout, at a time when a record number are leaving the profession. The startup offers thousands of evidence-based and research-backed learning materials for the K-6 Australian English curriculum. Cleverbean was cofounded Lucy Chambers, a teacher, and Alina… Read more »

CommandPost founder Alex Rixon-Booth

Crisis management startup CommandPost banks $200,000 Seed round

- April 18, 2023 2 MIN READ

CommandPost, a crisis management startup designed to improve emergency response times and coordination has raised $200,000 in Seed funding from Melbourne VC Skalata $200,000. Founder Alex Rixon-Booth worked in emergency service response and decided to take things to the next level in the wake of miscommunications during the recent NSW floods and Black Summer bushfires… Read more »

Lewi Software, Geraldine Terada-Bellis, Vishnu Avudainayagam

Skalata backs Queensland Uni grads in software startup transforming chemical engineering

- March 15, 2023 2 MIN READ

A software startup developed by two University of Queensland graduates has raised $200,000 in a Seed round backed by Melbourne VC Skalata Ventures. Lewi Software is tackling an unsexy part of asset management in the chemicals sector – wastewater management, which has suffered from underinvestment on the software from compared to the rest of the… Read more »

Partnar, Ryan Elliot, Jamie Pitt

Brands collaboration marketplace Partnar banks $200,000 Seed round from Skalata

- February 20, 2023 2 MIN READ

B2B marketing partnerships platform Partnar has raised $200,000 in a Seed investment from Melbourne early-stage VC Skalata Ventures. The marketplace startup describes itself as a “matchmaker for business collaborations” connecting brands and businesses in the face of rising costs and decreasing reliability from online advertising. Partnar offers an alternative to pay-per-click marketing campaigns for brands to… Read more »


Predictive people movements startup Nola raises $200,000 in pre-Seed for ‘Google Analytics for real life’

- October 20, 2022 2 MIN READ

Nola, a computer vision startup that helps businesses estimate where people will be and when, alongside helping customers find the shortest queues at events, has raised $200,000 from VC and accelerator program Skalata Ventures. Cofounder Victoria Zorin came up with the idea three years ago as her frustration grew while stuck in queues at a… Read more »