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heart
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place.

Find Your Dream Job

There’s over 100 startups in our portfolio, and more than 1000 open roles from internships to senior leadership, from software engineers to product managers and from marketing to sales. Our programs have connected talent to epic roles with Canva, SafetyCulture, Propeller, Carted, See-Mode, Instant, Kinde and Edrolo to name a few.

If you’re hungry for a career in startups, you can join our Lilypad to get in front of  our founders, or sign up to our other talent program.

100+
Startups
1500+
Roles

Welcome to the Lilypad

The Lilypad connects talent from our collective networks and all walks of life with the hiring teams at Blackbird portfolio startups.

We want the hungry and the proven. You do not need to have worked in a startup before, or you might be a tech scaling veteran ready for a change. It’s free to join, so if you want to leapfrog into a startup, all you need to do is sign up.

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Through the Lilypad, you can be searched and get directly introduced to the founders and hiring managers for our 100+ portfolio companies. So far 50+ talented people have landed epic roles from Heads of Product to Engineering Managers from Marketing to Sales.

Connect with our companies
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Our startups are always on the lookout for great talent and through the Lilypad, they’re able to connect with you for exciting roles before they are even on the market. Using the Lilypad, our companies have secured hard-to-fill roles across all functions from Engineering to Sales, to Data Science and even Talent!

Get exclusive opportunities
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When you join the Lilypad you’ll be able to nominate the companies, what stage or industries you’re most interested in joining, and show up to their hiring teams. And with the Blackbird portfolio growing all the time, you’ll be kept up to date with new companies to explore.

Select your favourite startups and meet new ones
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There’s over 1000+ ambitious people in the Lilypad community, including talent from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Atlassian and legends from all around the world. Join our community to get first access to our talent program, exclusive event invites, content and more.

Be part of an epic talent community
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How Does the Lilypad Work?

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Sign up / Create your Profile

Simply fill out your company, stage and industry preferences.

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Have a look around

Search our Lilypad job board and apply to the opportunities you’re keen on.

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Get connected

Get approached by hiring teams and learn more about upcoming roles

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Land your dream role!

Where there’s a mutual fit, meet the team and land your dream role!

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Celebrate with us!

Let us know the good news so we can celebrate with you and the Lilypad community.

View All Open Portfolio Roles

Finding your seat on a rocketship startup is one click away. You can view all our portfolio jobs here, including roles at companies like:

Our People Programs at Blackbird

There’s no bigger impact on a startup’s success than the people it hires and that’s why we’re obsessed with helping our portfolio companies build the best teams in the world.. Here’s some of our current programs to get more talented people into startups.

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The Blackbird Sales Academy is a free, six-week community program up-skilling and connecting ambitious people to sales roles in our fastest-growing startups. Your background is less important than your attitude to succeed, so if you’re working in any customer-centric role and craving a change, this program is for you.

Sales Academy
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We’ve custom-built a free, fully-virtual work experience program with Forage to help get more computer science graduates into startups. Learn what it is like on the inside, and gain the practical experience and confidence to leap into a career in software engineering in a startup.

Forage Virtual Work Experience
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We help our companies attract the best global leadership and tech talent in the world. If you’re a seasoned tech executive looking for your next opportunity, our People Lead Nell would love to give you a steer on the juiciest leadership opportunities in our portfolio - many of which are not advertised.

Supercharging Executive Talent
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Hundreds of ambitious women have found their dream job in a startup through the Startmate Women Fellowship, a two-month program helping women gain the tools, connections and confidence to hit the ground running in a fast-paced startup.

Women’s Fellowship
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Lilypad Success Stories

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Oliver Braithwaite
Oliver Braithwaite

Oliver is extremely passionate about people and talent, but after 6 years in his role he was ready for a change and joined the Lilypad. Oliver was seeking greater impact, and he found that, joining Kinde as a Senior Talent Acquisition Partner.

Oliver Braithwaite
Kinde
Joyce Bollard
Joyce Bollard

On nearing the end of her maternity leave Joyce was hungry for a new challenge and signed up to the Lilypad. With her impressive background in building talent teams, Canva were excited to snap Joyce up as a Talent Acquisition Manager.

Joyce Bollard
Canva
Geoffrey Pascoe
Geoffrey Pascoe

With engineering leadership experience at Meta under his belt, See-Mode Technologies jumped at the opportunity to hire Geoffrey as their Head of Engineering when he decided to make the move back to Australia.

Geoffrey Pascoe
See Mode
Prem Oommen
Prem OOmmen

Prem was connected to the Heidi Health team via the Lilypad, leading to him landing an epic role as a Machine Learning Engineer. Prem is now powering the team’s mission to eliminate missed and delayed diagnosis!

Prem Oommen
Heidi
Min Coombes HIVERY
Min Coombes

Min was put in touch with HIVERY after an impressive stint at Atlassian. Not long after, Min was hired as HIVERY’s Chief of Staff where she will help deliver AI-powered solutions for retailers.

Min Coombes
HIVERY
Vanessa Iezzi Carted
Vanessa Iezzi

Vanessa landed her dream job at Carted in a Head of People role via the Lilypad! Vanessa looks pretty happy about that.

Vanessa Iezzi
Carted

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