At Blackbird, we are focused on creating an iconic venture fund, which takes a lot of hard work, planning and deep thought. Having fun is also crucial, so there’s regular team lunches, a LOT of focus on good coffee, the constant beat of someone’s favourite Spotify playlist and after work social events for those who are interested.
Blackbird believes in a culture of openness; we have completely open plan offices for all the team, significant internal sharing of information, and encourage everyone in the team to speak up if they have some value to add, regardless of whether it is directly related to their functional role.
We were recognised as Best Employee Experience and in the top five for the Technology category in the 2021 AFR BOSS Best Places To Work awards.
We offer flexible working to suit your life, whether it’s working from home or leaving early to pick up the kids from daycare or school.
We work hard without letting work get in the way of life. We’ve implemented no Slack or emails on weekends, so you can switch off and enjoy yourself.
We know family comes first and we are proud to offer generous parental leave - 16 weeks for primary carer and 6 weeks for a secondary carer.
Our team is hungry to continuously learn and you’ll receive a budget to spend on whatever you’d like to learn - from coding courses to meditation.
Happiness and work satisfaction is everything. We survey the team regularly to measure wellness and engagement and are proud to say we score over 90% on both!
We think it is important to share successes with the whole team. All Blackbird employees receive carry in our funds and are owners in the management company.
“I was inspired by the incredible impact that Blackbird had on founders and startups in Australia. The opportunity to help grow an iconic investment firm and the challenge of building out a world class operations team with our fearless leader Alex were two key things that drew me to the role. Since starting, I've been amazed by the ambition to develop our team and scale Blackbird's impact across the portfolio and beyond.”
“When returning to Aotearoa after 8 years away, Blackbird was without a doubt where I wanted to spend my next chapter. For me, venture investing is all about supporting founders doing their life’s work, and Blackbird’s founder-first mindset shows up in everything we do: from the way we invest in the community through to our Founder Success resources. Likewise, everyone at Blackbird is empowered to do their best work, and it shows: each Blackbird is a force of nature, whether they’re investing, managing accounts payable or looking after our own investors.”
“Blackbird was top of my wishlist of companies to work at for 3 reasons:
“Blackbird is a company that is truly passionate about what it does, and the value of "making our kids proud" really resonated with me. Everyone at Blackbird thinks like an owner and is here to do their best work - being amongst such a talented and motivated team is contagious and inspires me to keep improving myself. Blackbird has also been amazingly supportive over the past 18 months, going above and beyond in taking care of the wellbeing of the team.”
We use a blind application process through Applied. You'll answer 4-5 questions relating to the skills we're looking for.
We contact the top applicants from Applied for a 15 minute chat about the role and what you want to get out of it.
We conduct 2-3 interviews in person (or on Zoom) to get to know you better.
We talk to a few of your references to get a feel for what it's like to work with you.
We make an offer to the candidate we feel is the best for for the role.