The former Toll Holdings boss set up the fund this year with fellow business leader Carol Schwartz and CEO, Rohan Workman, the former Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) director. LaunchVic tipped $3 million into the venture.
The 10 startups chosen range from agtech to a key delivery service for Airbnb, a customer engagement platform and a service matching volunteers with not-for-profit groups. Skalata Ventures is looking to invest in 60 ventures in total over three years – another 20 next year and 30 in 2021.
Gamyra Tech, founded by two former Williams Formula 1 engineers from the racing team’s Qatar-based tech centre, is using high-end simulation to teach more than 12,000 novice drivers how to be safer on the road