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Australia's leading seed-stage VC

Skalata is an Australian venture capital firm that invests in innovative, early-stage companies on behalf of wholesale investors including private clients, family offices, foundations, universities and other institutional investors.

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WHY SKALATA
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Working with our investment before going all in


We invest at the seed-stage which is a high-risk but high-return asset class. Our investment philosophy focuses on mitigating risk to increase both the performance of successful investee companies and reduce the failure rate in the portfolio – increasing the chances of achieving high-returns.

Long-term capability

Our experienced team works intensively with founders to help them increase the capability of their business and achieve product-market fit, build a growth engine and develop a sustainable business model.

Strong risk management

We limit risk up-front and scale our commitment over time, allocating additional funding and resources to highly promising companies as we validate assumptions.

Flexible funding structure

We invest a relatively small amount in companies initially and provide quick follow-on investments in companies that demonstrate strong progress through our support model.

Diverse portfolio

We invest in a large and diversified portfolio of companies, which is proven to be the most significant method of reducing the risk in this asset class.

Decades of expertise

Our experienced team has helped grow hundreds of early-stage companies over the years. We help founders overcome short-term challenges, while ensuring they are well placed to achieve long-term success.

Co-investment opportunities

Fund investors gain access to investment opportunities in portfolio companies. When companies are raising further capital, investors are notified of capacity in the round.

Our investment funds

Should you wish to obtain a copy of our performance history, or if you would like to find out how we can satisfy your investment needs, please email investors@skalata.co.

Skalata Fund I

Size
Vintage
Stage
Investments
Initial cheque
Life
AUD $7 million
2019
Pre-seed/seed
30
AUD $100k-$200k
8 years
Mandate
Innovative, market-ready and capital efficient technology companies from any sector, with a focus on B2B SaaS.

The investment period for SF-I has ended.

Skalata Fund II

Size
Vintage
Stage
Investments
Initial cheque
Life
AUD $25 millon
2021
Pre-seed/seed
50+
AUD $100k-$300k
10 years
Mandate
Innovative, market-ready and capital efficient technology companies from any sector, with a focus on B2B SaaS.

SF-II is actively making investments.

Skalata Fund III

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for Skalata Fund III. If you are interested in investing and would like to learn more, please get in touch.
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Co-investors

In good compamy

Our co-investors include founders & early employees of Australia's fastest-growing tech companies.

Linktree
Afterpay
Culture Amp
Airtasker
Amaysim
oOh! Media
UP Bank
Canva
Ignition
Kogan

Bucking the trend

According to the 2022 State of Australian Startup Funding report, 62% of Australian founders don't believe investors live up to their promise of "value beyond capital".

We're proud to offer more hands-on support than any investor in Australia.

Alina Hunter
Co-founder
,
Cleverbean

“For us, choosing an investor was about value well beyond cash. We’re so privileged to have the Skalata crew partner with us, understand us, and open themselves up to genuinely help us on our unique journey.”

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Afonso Firmo
Co-founder
,
NetNada

“From our first meeting with Skalata, it was very clear they shared a similar mentality towards entrepreneurship, innovation, opportunity and impact.”

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Supporting companies with the ability to scale will create a sustainable, progressive Australian economy.

Paul Little AO
Skalata Co-founder & Chairman
Paul Little AO
Faculty Firepower

A direct link to the university talent pipeline

Skalata's partnerships with leading Australian universities – also investors in our funds – gives us access to emerging startups before they hit the market

We host regular roundtables that bring universities together to discuss knowledge commercialisation, and bridge the gap between academia and the business world. We’re the first and only VC to facilitate this kind of dialogue.

Our deep academic networks are how we connected with recent investments: NetNada (UNSW), Lewi Software (University of Queensland) and Omni Biotech (Curtin University). 

What's in the calendar

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Past events
Melbourne
April 11, 2024
17:30
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19:30
Skalata x OIF Ventures Founder Drinks

The OIF Ventures team is in town from Sydney, and we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to join forces for a night of networking and conversation.

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Past events
Sunshine Coast
April 11, 2024
6:30
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10:30
Yoga, Surf, Network

Skalata, Cake Equity and River City Labs are teaming up to host an energising morning of Sunrise Yoga, Surf kicking off at 6.30am at Maroochydore Beach followed by a rooftop breakfast at Ocean City Labs.

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Past events
Melbourne
April 11, 2024
17:30
-
19:30
Skalata x OIF Ventures Founder Drinks

The OIF Ventures team is in town from Sydney, and we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to join forces for a night of networking and conversation.

Register now
Soon
Past events
Sunshine Coast
April 11, 2024
6:30
-
10:30
Yoga, Surf, Network

Skalata, Cake Equity and River City Labs are teaming up to host an energising morning of Sunrise Yoga, Surf kicking off at 6.30am at Maroochydore Beach followed by a rooftop breakfast at Ocean City Labs.

Register now
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