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So you’ve got an idea, now what?
Leadership
May 4, 2022

Mentoring in our Giants program, we get to hear lots of common questions from idea stage founders. Here's how we answer them.

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Seachange founder Max Olson
Spotlight On: Max Olson, Seachange
Founder Stories
May 2, 2022

Getting to know Max Olson, the founder and CEO of Seachange.

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Learn from the best Sales Leaders in the world with the Blackbird Sales Academy!
The Blackbird Sales Academy!
People & Culture
April 6, 2022

Learn from the best sales leaders in the world with our new Sales Academy

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Sunroom co-founder Lucy Mort
Spotlight On: Lucy Mort, Sunroom
Founder Stories
March 31, 2022

Learning more about Lucy Mort, the co-founder and CEO of Sunroom.

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From good intentions to concrete action - getting started on sustainability
Leadership
March 17, 2022

So you want your startup to start taking action on climate change and sustainability, but don't know what that really looks like? This blog is for you.

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Blackbird Aus team at Q4 offsite
Blackbird is hiring a Head of People
From Blackbird
March 15, 2022

We’re looking for a Head of People to unleash the Blackbird team’s potential.

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Impact at Blackbird
Leadership
March 9, 2022

How we're thinking about impact at Blackbird, and why we're making our Impact & ESG policy public

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What makes a great founder investor relationship?
Investment
March 1, 2022

Advice from Blackbird founders and our team on what makes a strong investor to founder relationship, and how it evolves with time.

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Robyn Denholm Operating Partner at Blackbird welcomes students onto the virtual work experience programme
Solving for tech's biggest talent gap with Forage
People & Culture
February 4, 2022

We’re launching our first ever virtual work experience program with Forage, helping to supercharge the careers of Software Engineers into startups.

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Aaron Ward of AskNicely
Spotlight On: Aaron Ward, AskNicely
Founder Stories
January 25, 2022

Our monthly chat with founders from the Blackbird portfolio. This month, it's Aaron Ward, co-founder of AskNicely

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Learnings from Blackbird’s First Impact Summit: DE&I
People & Culture
December 17, 2021

Our Head of Community Dani Pinkus and Impact Advisor Kate Glazebrook share insights from our first Blackbird Impact Summit.

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Generational companies
From Blackbird
December 12, 2021

The first $10B

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FL0 founder Dale Brett
Spotlight On: Dale Brett, FL0
Founder Stories
December 9, 2021

Get to know FL0 co-founder and CEO Dale Brett in our latest founder profile

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David Moodie Foundry Lab
Investment Notes: Foundry Lab
Investment
November 30, 2021

We’re thrilled to have led the Series A round into Foundry Lab, an Aotearoa startup pioneering digital metal casting (DMC) to create functional metal parts in less than a day.

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The Super Seven: Meet Blackbird’s Seven New Associates
From Blackbird
November 29, 2021

We are thrilled to introduce you to the next generation of Blackbird’s investment team.

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Bardee team
Investment Notes: Bardee
Investment
November 19, 2021

We’ve invested in Bardee to reshape the global food system with insects.

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blackbird lilypad
Supercharging startup talent with the Lilypad
People & Culture
November 15, 2021

Why we've built the Blackbird Lilypad, a product to get you in front of ANZs most ambitious startups.

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First AML team
Investment Notes: First AML
Investment
November 3, 2021

We’re excited to have led the Series B round in First AML, an Auckland headquartered SaaS business designed to manage complex customer onboarding processes.

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Ben Sze Edrolo co-founder
Spotlight On: Ben Sze, Edrolo
Founder Stories
October 26, 2021

Blackbird’s monthly chat with talented leaders and rising stars in our community, this month with Ben Sze, co-founder of Edrolo.

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Time and Jordan
Investment Notes: EnergyBank
Investment
October 21, 2021

We’re excited to have invested in EnergyBank, a Kiwi startup pioneering a novel battery technology for medium and long-duration energy storage.

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Starting your startup
Starting your startup: building your minimum viable product (MVP)
Product
October 19, 2021

Part Three in our series for aspiring founders starting a startup, with advice for building your minimum viable product (MVP) from Blackbirds and friends.

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Hand holding jewel
Starting your startup: how to validate a problem (and find a solution)
Product
October 14, 2021

Part Two in our series for aspiring founders starting a startup. Learn how to validate your startup idea with advice from Blackbirds and our friends.

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Blackbird is hiring a Compliance and Risk Manager
From Blackbird
October 10, 2021

Blackbird is hiring a Compliance & Risk Manager to help supercharge our compliance, risk and governance functions and provide a world-class experience.

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Starting your startup part one
Starting your startup: is your idea worth pursuing?
Product
October 7, 2021

In this three part series, we’ll share how aspiring founders can find ideas, interrogate their thinking and take their first steps towards building a startup.

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Cyble team.
Investment Notes: Cyble
Investment
October 1, 2021

We're excited to co-lead the US$4M seed funding round into cyber security startup, Cyble. 

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