Want a role that excites you when you wake up in the morning?
Do you want to have meaningful impact and make the world a better place?
The Blackbird portfolio includes over 100 of Australia's and Aotearoa's most innovative and impactful companies.
There’s a wide vaiety of roles on offer from internships to senior leadership, from software engineers to product managers and from marketing to sales. We designed the Lilypad to help you get your foot in the door and become part of our startup talent community.
The Lilypad has connected talent with epic roles at Canva, SafetyCulture, Propeller, Carted, See-Mode, Instant, Kinde and Edrolo to name a few.
If you’re hungry to make a change and want a career in startups, you can join our Lilypad to take the next step in your journey.
Once you’ve joined the Lilypad, your profile appears in a our talent directory that only our 100+ portfolio companies have access to. Our portfolio companies search this directory for the best and brightest talent available. So far over 50 talented people have landed epic roles from Heads of Product and Engineering Managers to roles in Marketing and Sales.
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!
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.
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.
Simply fill out your company, stage and industry preferences.
Search our Lilypad job board and apply to the opportunities you’re keen on.
Get approached by hiring teams and learn more about upcoming roles
Where there’s a mutual fit, meet the team and land your dream role!
Let us know the good news so we can celebrate with you and the Lilypad community.
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.
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, please get in touch to learn about advertised and off market roles at our start-up and scale-up companies.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Vanessa landed her dream job at Carted in a Head of People role via the Lilypad! Vanessa looks pretty happy about that.