Max Meyer
Melbourne
Australia

Max Meyer

Investments
Associate
Melbourne
Australia

About Me

I grew up in Adelaide, Australia and have lived in all three capital cities on Australia's eastern seaboard. I've always been fascinated by businesses, and in school failed at scaling a coffee stall. Spending many days fishing with my father, I fell in love with the sea and spent time as deckhand - my dream role as a school leaver. Academically, I honoured my parents' wishes and completed a Law and Commerce degree. Startups were love at first sight - and I helped establish an early-stage venture fund where I was generalist operator and investor in Aussie founders with unconstrained ambitions.

"The most contrarian thing of all is not to oppose the crowd but to think for yourself." Peter Thiel

What do you do at Blackbird?

My mission is to find and work alongside the most ambitious founders that endeavour to revolutionise the way people live their life.


What did you do before Blackbird?

My first job was a deckhand onboard a superyacht in Sydney. I studied Law & Commerce on the Gold Coast and fell in love with the startup world. I have since worked as an associate at Sprint Ventures, a Brisbane based venture fund.


What do you believe that others do not?

An unconstrained ambition that is centralised in areas that are contrarian > everything. This mindset is the catalyst for technological advancement.


What ideas are you excited by right now?

The AU/NZ ecosystem is booming right now - there is so much to be excited about! I love software, especially in categories that are yet to be labelled. No river of inquiry is too obscure. I am a massive believer in the intersection of ecommerce and fintech, as well as healthcare, water, automation and the future of work.

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