Before Blackbird, I founded Startmate upon moving back to Sydney in 2010. Before investing, I also started two software companies and lived in New York.
I’m most excited about things I haven’t seen before. By the time there is a category, the best seed investments will have likely been made. I love to see a company right when it is started, not when it has a product or revenue. Having said that, I am diving deep into use cases in biology outside or healthcare. I love autonomous vehicles and robots of all kinds. Most of all I love strange and unique ideas and the wild heart founders that make them happen.
In contrast to the last few years, 2023 will feature more failures. What do they mean for the startup ecosystem?
We recently led the seed round into Syenta, a printed electronics company founded in Canberra. Learn more in our investment notes.
We are excited to announce Blackbird has led an equity financing in HYPERLABS Inc., a stealth-mode San Francisco based robotics startup.
We’ve led the Series B round in Sonder, a rapidly growing employee and student wellbeing company.
We're proud to lead the Series B round for Edrolo, a company we have been privileged to know for some time now.
Instant is building the world’s simplest checkout experience, for every buyer and vendor online.
Blackbird is looking for a Portfolio FP&A Manager
Blackbird is excited to be part of the seed investment round into Forte Global
Blackbird co-founder and Partner Niki Scevak shares his thoughts on SPACs
Invest in unqualified founders, where you know nothing, who are unpopular and where you will be wrong most of the time.
Blackbird is pleased to build our ownership in See-Mode as part of their US$7M Series A round.
Blackbird has invested in the Melbourne-based startup Cortical Labs.
We're investing $500K in Aussie-founded autonomous vehicle company Zoox.
The best founders are inquisitive and resilient.
By reconstructing some of the equity data available in the filing we can see the progression of 8 rounds of financing over 7.5 years.