Kia ora! I grew up in Ngāmotu (New Plymouth), New Zealand. I studied Law and Spanish at the University of Otago before spreading my wings and starting my career as a consultant at Bain & Company, first in Melbourne and then in London. Working with companies like Westpac, Coca Cola and LEGO taught me the basics of business strategy, plus a lot about how people and organisations tick. On the side, I became interested in the idea of combining investment in technology with objectives like improving health outcomes or reducing carbon emissions. This led me to join Generation, a sustainability-focused growth equity fund founded & chaired by Al Gore. After three years in the investment team there, working between London and San Francisco with companies like Asana, Toast, Gusto, M-Kopa, Nature’s Fynd and Remitly I landed my dream job back home in Blackbird’s Aotearoa team. Based in Tāmaki Makarau (Auckland) I invest in the most ambitious Kiwi founders - like Sam from Excellent, Elliot from ThroughLine and Jamie & David from Carepatron - right from the very beginning.