About Us

We are Australia’s first dedicated media-for-equity fund, owned and backed by Australia’s most powerful media owners.


Collectively our network reaches every Australian household and owns a number of leading quality publications, websites and programs that are able to deliver every target demographic with brand and direct response advertising.

Why Scaleup?

  • Strategic marketing capability to work out what media channels will best suit your business and its growth stage
  • We invest upfront with a full communications strategy built for no cost
  • Media planning and buying at no commission
  • Media know-how
  • A strategic relationship with the largest media companies in Australia
  • Access to a network of investees and media professionals
  • Introductions to US and UK media businesses
  • Guaranteed advertising inventory
  • Optimised campaign execution

About You

You are in the growth phase of your start-up and it is going well. You have a customer base and you are solving a real problem. You want to take the business from a niche market to a mass market of millions of Australian consumers. You are looking for investment (Series A and beyond) to rapidly accelerate growth.

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We're working with some of Australia's most promising new digital businesses.

Our Team

Michael Lamont
Michael Lamont

Scaleup Mediafund Fund Manager | Head of Digital Strategy & Partner Development

Christopher Gale
Christopher Gale

Scaleup Mediafund Investment Manager | Head of Strategic Development at News Pty Ltd

Richard Skimin
Richard Skimin

Scaleup Mediafund Chair | GM Strategy and M&A at News Pty Ltd

Matt Newell
Matt Newell

Scaleup Mediafund Strategy Consultant | Executive Strategy Director at The General Store

Our team wants to work closely with investees to build the next generation of consumer brands. But we also understand where you sit. The unique scale and diversity of our network of media creators means we can tailor marketing solutions to your individual needs and deliver audiences straight to your start-up.


We love meeting founders and getting to know growth businesses. Get in contact to discuss how Scaleup Mediafund might work for you!

Find a time to meet with us here.

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