I’m an ex-junior doctor who has fled to the startup world! Outside of work I love bouldering, staying active, reading and miscellaneous creative endeavors like sewing, writing and cooking.
I get to spearhead our community efforts for Aotearoa and create content and experiences that draw the most ambitious founders into the Blackbird orbit.
I was working as a junior doctor! The very dramatic career pivot was driven by wanting to make a different kind of impact through my work. As a doctor, you’re the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff - managing crises after they’ve already happened. I wanted to shift my focus to creating solutions to some of these complex problems, and firmly believe startups are well poised to do just that. I also started a newsletter called Bootstrapped NZ, where I write about everything happening in the kiwi startup ecosystem. Though my clinical career has died, Bootstrapped lives on alongside the work I do at Blackbird!
Playing a role in supercharging the New Zealand startup ecosystem.