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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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Team Photo
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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Lucy Lloyd
Spotlight On: Lucy Lloyd, Mentorloop
Founder Stories
September 29, 2021

Blackbird’s monthly chat with talented leaders and rising stars in our community, this month with Lucy Lloyd, co-founder of Mentorloop.

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Kanopy Event
Part 4: WTF is GTMF + PLG? Rising Tide Lifts All Boats
Marketing & Sales
September 22, 2021

Welcome to Part 4 of our four part series on Go-To-Market (GTM) and Product-Led Growth (PLG), adapted from a recent Blackbird Founder Academy workshop

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Mint Innovation
Investment Notes: Mint Innovation
Investment
September 21, 2021

Blackbird has invested in the Series B round of Mint Innovation, an e-waste startup turning garbage into gold.

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PLG Framework
Part 3: WTF is GTMF + PLG? Nine levers of Product-Led Growth
September 15, 2021

Welcome to Part 3 of our four part series on Go-To-Market (GTM) and Product-Led Growth (PLG), adapted from a recent Blackbird Founder Academy workshop

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Zebra Illustration
What Blackbird Looks for in Founders Today
Leadership
September 13, 2021

We invest in wild hearts with the wildest of ideas, right at the beginning! But what makes a wild heart? Read on to find out.

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Oscer founders
Investment Notes: Oscer
Investment
August 27, 2021

Blackbird is leading the seed round into Oscer, a startup building tools that will help doctors to improve the quality of their medical diagnoses.

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Ajay Prakash
Spotlight On: Ajay Prakash, EntryLevel
Founder Stories
August 26, 2021

Blackbird’s monthly chat with talented leaders and rising stars in our community, this month with Ajay Prakash, founder of EntryLevel.

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Team Photo
Blackbird is hiring a Product Operations Specialist
From Blackbird
August 24, 2021

Blackbird is hiring a Product Operations Specialist to help the Founder Success team supercharge our community products, programs and platforms.

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Forage team
Investment Notes: Forage
Investment
August 23, 2021

Blackbird is proud to lead the Series B round into Forage, a company pioneering a new market category at the intersection of education and recruitment.

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Team photo on Zoom
Blackbird is hiring Three Investment Associates
From Blackbird
August 23, 2021

We're hiring three Associates, who will help to uncover wild heart Australian and Kiwi founders right at the very beginning.

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Considering your GTM model
Part 2: WTF is GTMF + PLG? Many Journeys to Success
Marketing & Sales
August 19, 2021

In part two of this four part series, Blackbird Principal Tom Humphrey digs into the different GTM models and the factors that guide designing your strategy

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The GTM Funnel
WTF is GTMF + PLG?
Marketing & Sales
August 12, 2021

In the first of this four part series, Blackbird Principal Tom Humphrey shares the foundational principles of go-to-market.

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Blackbird Team Photo by the Beach
Blackbird is hiring a Head of Investor Relations
From Blackbird
August 10, 2021

We’re hiring a Head of Investor Relations to build upon our treasured relationships with institutional and individual LPs.

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Team on Zoom Call
Learn More About Blackbird’s First Aotearoa Community Lead Role
From Blackbird
August 10, 2021

We’ve had a flood of questions come in about the role, so here Blackbird Associate Phoebe Harrop answers the most popular

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Beenu and Manish Cyble
Spotlight On: Beenu Arora and Manish Chachada, Cyble
Founder Stories
July 29, 2021

Blackbird’s monthly chat with talented leaders and rising stars in our community, this month with Beenu Arora and Manish Chachada of Cyble.

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PsyQuantum Wafer
Investment Notes: PsiQuantum
Investment
July 29, 2021

We are proud to be part of the Series D round for PsiQuantum, a startup building the world’s first useful quantum computer.

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