We entered 2022 full of optimism, keen to throw off the social constraints of COVID, support our existing founders and welcome some new businesses to Scalare. While all these things happened, we were less excited that it never stopped raining, the geopolitical situation took a turn for the worse and economies and investors globally were all impacted by growing economic challenges.
In hindsight, 2022 definitely taught us a lot about resourcefulness and the value of community but also crystallised our belief in the Scalare model. Our companies not only require capital but a mixture of skills, experience and support over time in order to be successful. This is exactly why Scalare exists - to add value during the times when it's most needed. This year has demonstrated how resilient and determined our amazing founders are and how our strong community can rise to these challenges and support each other. We are proud to be part of this amazing community!
We are truly delighted to look back and celebrate all the good that has come out of 2022.
Team Scalare’s highlights from the year:
We invested in seven game-changing technology businesses based across Australia, Asia and Europe: Leonie Hill, Treety, MasterRemit, Curiious, Loyalty Republic, Slipstream and Helio, bringing the portfolio to 20 in total.
We were thrilled to host two large-scale face-to-face events this year, bringing our founder, investor, advisor and eco-system partner community together to learn, inspire and enjoy making new connections.
Our Be the Change program has continued to gather momentum, with Scalare taking steps to promote diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship. We collaborated with the incredible Inspiring Rare Birds team this year, partnering with them on their InvestHer program to deliver a series of educational events designed to help female founders thrive.
We have amplified our founder support program, delivering learning opportunities from new Knowledge Partners, and strengthened our group of Scalare Non-Executive Directors & Board Advisors, who have brought valuable skills, support and advice to help our portfolio companies thrive.
We closed an oversubscribed funding round earlier this month, positioning Scalare for growth in 2023.
What we are looking forward to in 2023:
On 1st January, Scalare Partners will start the year by turning 3!
We continue to see a healthy number of new opportunities come through, and with a strong pipeline leading into the new year, we are excited to help foster a new generation of exceptional innovators.
The Scalare Team has been graciously described as a ‘tight team with a big impact’ and we want to continue to deliver that impact in everything we do! We look forward to continuing to build a supportive community that wants to help our game-changing founders and their companies succeed. In short, we feel well-prepared and motivated to ensure that 2023 will be another big year!
Thank you to all our community for your ongoing support. We wish you a safe and happy holiday period and a thriving 2023!
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