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Lucy Lloyd
Spotlight On: Lucy Lloyd, Mentorloop
Founder Stories
September 29, 2021

Blackbird’s monthly chat with talented leaders and rising stars in our community, this month with Lucy Lloyd, co-founder of Mentorloop.

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Kanopy Event
Part 4: WTF is GTMF + PLG? Rising Tide Lifts All Boats
Marketing & Sales
September 22, 2021

Welcome to Part 4 of our four part series on Go-To-Market (GTM) and Product-Led Growth (PLG), adapted from a recent Blackbird Founder Academy workshop

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Mint Innovation
Investment Notes: Mint Innovation
Investment
September 21, 2021

Blackbird has invested in the Series B round of Mint Innovation, an e-waste startup turning garbage into gold.

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PLG Framework
Part 3: WTF is GTMF + PLG? Nine levers of Product-Led Growth
September 15, 2021

Welcome to Part 3 of our four part series on Go-To-Market (GTM) and Product-Led Growth (PLG), adapted from a recent Blackbird Founder Academy workshop

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Zebra Illustration
What Blackbird Looks for in Founders Today
Leadership
September 13, 2021

We invest in wild hearts with the wildest of ideas, right at the beginning! But what makes a wild heart? Read on to find out.

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Oscer founders
Investment Notes: Oscer
Investment
August 27, 2021

Blackbird is leading the seed round into Oscer, a startup building tools that will help doctors to improve the quality of their medical diagnoses.

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Ajay Prakash
Spotlight On: Ajay Prakash, EntryLevel
Founder Stories
August 26, 2021

Blackbird’s monthly chat with talented leaders and rising stars in our community, this month with Ajay Prakash, founder of EntryLevel.

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Team Photo
Blackbird is hiring a Product Operations Specialist
From Blackbird
August 24, 2021

Blackbird is hiring a Product Operations Specialist to help the Founder Success team supercharge our community products, programs and platforms.

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Team photo on Zoom
Blackbird is hiring Three Investment Associates
From Blackbird
August 23, 2021

We're hiring three Associates, who will help to uncover wild heart Australian and Kiwi founders right at the very beginning.

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Forage team
Investment Notes: Forage
Investment
August 23, 2021

Blackbird is proud to lead the Series B round into Forage, a company pioneering a new market category at the intersection of education and recruitment.

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Considering your GTM model
Part 2: WTF is GTMF + PLG? Many Journeys to Success
Marketing & Sales
August 19, 2021

In part two of this four part series, Blackbird Principal Tom Humphrey digs into the different GTM models and the factors that guide designing your strategy

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The GTM Funnel
WTF is GTMF + PLG?
Marketing & Sales
August 12, 2021

In the first of this four part series, Blackbird Principal Tom Humphrey shares the foundational principles of go-to-market.

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Team on Zoom Call
Learn More About Blackbird’s First Aotearoa Community Lead Role
From Blackbird
August 10, 2021

We’ve had a flood of questions come in about the role, so here Blackbird Associate Phoebe Harrop answers the most popular

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Blackbird Team Photo by the Beach
Blackbird is hiring a Head of Investor Relations
From Blackbird
August 10, 2021

We’re hiring a Head of Investor Relations to build upon our treasured relationships with institutional and individual LPs.

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Photo of the blackbird team
Blackbird is hiring a Portfolio FP&A Manager
From Blackbird
August 4, 2021

Blackbird is looking for a Portfolio FP&A Manager to chart the progress of Australia’s and New Zealand’s greatest technology companies.

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PsyQuantum Wafer
Investment Notes: PsiQuantum
Investment
July 29, 2021

We are proud to be part of the Series D round for PsiQuantum, a startup building the world’s first useful quantum computer.

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Beenu and Manish Cyble
Spotlight On: Beenu Arora and Manish Chachada, Cyble
Founder Stories
July 29, 2021

Blackbird’s monthly chat with talented leaders and rising stars in our community, this month with Beenu Arora and Manish Chachada of Cyble.

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Hanson Brothers
Defining Your Culture: How We Created Blackbird’s Operating Principles
Leadership
July 20, 2021

Sam Wong explains how we defined our Operating Principles here at Blackbird.

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Tema on Zoom Call
Blackbird is hiring a Community Lead in Aotearoa
From Blackbird
July 20, 2021

We’re hiring a Community Lead to help us deliver on our mission to supercharge Aotearoa’s most ambitious founders.

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Tip
Mā te wā, Blackbird whānau
From Blackbird
July 8, 2021

Tip shares why the time has come for her to fly from the Blackbird nest.

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FLO Founders Dale and Rani
Investment Notes: FL0
Investment
July 6, 2021

Blackbird is proud to lead the seed round into FL0, a startup pioneering a new category in software engineering, “Dev Acceleration".

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Nathan Taylor
Spotlight On: Nathan Taylor, Partly
Founder Stories
July 1, 2021

Blackbird’s monthly chat with talented leaders and rising stars in our community, this month with Nathan Taylor of Partly.

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Blackbird hands illustration
Four steps for diagnosing slow sales
Marketing & Sales
June 2, 2021

Blackbird co-founder and Partner Rick Baker shares how to diagnose slow sales in your startup, and solutions for overcoming sales challenges.

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Holly Cardew
Spotlight On: Holly Cardew, Carted
Founder Stories
June 1, 2021

Blackbird’s monthly chat with talented leaders and rising stars in our community, this month with Holly Cardew of Carted.

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People in a classroom
Growing Our Connective Tissue: Blackbird x Startmate NZ Roadshow
From Blackbird
May 28, 2021

Recapping our recent New Zealand roadshow with Startmate, and what we're excited about

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