I'm Blackbird's creative force and I work primarily on building Blackbird into a world-class business. I build our brand, culture, and work on our social mission, which is to inspire young people through education and entrepreneurship. I'm also the head of the Blackbird Foundation. Previously I built Blackbird's community function as Head of Community.
Before Blackbird I founded a talent management business. We managed bands! I also founded a craft beer festival. I studied comms and theatre at Uni.
Underdogs and outsiders are the best kind of people. They're the only ones capable of creating meaningful change. Art is everything. Qualitative > quantitative.
Sunrise Island, First Robotics partnership, Blackbird rebrand, design and fit-out of our Sydney office, building the Blackbird Foundation, setting our Vision, Mission and Values plus loads more. My work is almost all project-based.
We’ve got a new look - it’s raw, creative and full of energy, and it symbolises our ambition to progress Australian and New Zealand culture.
We've launched the Blackbird Foundation to supercharge creativity in young people.
We’ve finally found a product just for UX researchers in Dovetail.
We’ve invested $5m in an innovation which promises to make worksites safer.
We’re investing in this whose mission is to make NPS actionable for employees.
EARTH AI is a company helping mineral explorers identify promising areas.
Gilmour Space is developing a rocket to launch small satellites into space.
Fleet's mission is simple: to create a network of tiny nano-satellites that deliver a global backhaul service for the Internet of Things.
An AMA with Jodie Auster, former VP of People Ops at Thumbtack and ER doctor.
How naivety and arrogance can help build world-changing businesses
We’re pleased to announce the next chapter of Blackbird Ventures with a further $200 million of capital to invest in Australian startups.
Joel takes a look at how many Australian startups are started each year from 2010 to 2014.