Innovation meets experience.

As the only fully-integrated seed investment program in Australia, we help early-stage companies scale and grow into significant, sustainable & transformative businesses. 

  1. Cochlear Implant – Prof. Graeme Clark, Melbourne 1978
  2. Electronic Pacemaker – Dr. M. Lidwill & E. Booth, Sydney 1926
  3. Black Box Flight Recorder – Dr. David Warren, Melbourne 1953
  4. John Curtin School of Medical Research – ANU, Canberra 1948
Why Skalata?

Creating an unfair advantage.

A new generation of Australian founders have demanded significantly more value than funding alone.
Bringing everyone to the table
We partner with business leaders, universities and corporations to provide unparalleled institutional support to Australia’s emerging entrepreneurs – a unique model in Australia.
Fostering university talent
For the first time ever, we've brought together the six leading Victorian universities to work collaboratively on commercialising early-stage innovation. This ensures a year-round, high-quality investment pipeline.
More than money
Beyond the first cheque, companies receive structured one-on-one support from dedicated coaches, who help map out crucial infrastructure, find the right team, and build an engine for rapid growth.
Vital signs are good
Later stage investors consistently tell us that Skalata companies have stronger fundamentals than their peers – our program gives them a powerful leg-up in a highly competitive environment.

“Skalata changed the trajectory of our business.”

“Not only did the team provide us with high quality advice, they opened up doors into their networks and pushed us to develop a business with far more potential than we ever imagined. We made more progress in the program than we did in the past 2.5 years.”
Co-founder, Explorate
Explorate recently raised a $7.5m Series A.
How we invest

Companies on the verge of greatness.

We look for unfair advantages – defensible intellectual property, barriers to entry, top-notch teams or unique partnerships.
Market Ready
Companies must have a product ready to go to market. In most cases, they'll have existing traction (i.e. users and revenue).
Capital Efficient
We look for lean operators – 12 months is the minimum acceptable runway for companies entering our Seed Investment Program.

Diversified access to Australia's most promising early-stage companies.

Our funds give investors exposure to a carefully constructed, highly-vetted portfolio of companies.


Skalata Fund I

Stage: Pre-seed/Seed
Min. Investment: $100,000
Fund size: $8 million
Portfolio size: 30



Skalata Fund II

Stage: Pre-seed/Seed
Min. Investment: $250,000
Fund size: $25 million
Portfolio size: up to 50



Skalata Fund III

Stage: Pre-seed/Seed
Min. Investment: $250,000
Target fund size: $100 million
Portfolio size: 100

Expressions of Interest

Investor FAQs

Who can invest in Skalata funds?

Our funds are currently only available to professional or sophisticated investors.

Sophisticated and professional are classifications used to describe investors who are more experienced and able to evaluate investment opportunities without needing a prospectus or other regulated disclosure documents. The Corporation Act 2001 outlines the eligibility criteria for each category of investor.

What companies does Skalata invest in?

We invest in Aussie founders building global companies. We invest at the earliest stages in a company's journey and have no specific markets or verticals that we do or don't invest in.

Can I co-invest directly into specific companies?

There are often opportunities for investors to make direct investments into portfolio companies, though this cannot be guaranteed as it depends on sufficient equity being available to meet demand.

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