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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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Executive Assistants to Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar
The Magic of Executive Assistants
People & Culture
May 26, 2021

Learnings from the Executive Assistants to Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Atlassian.

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Investment Notes Forte
Investment Notes: Forte
Investment
May 24, 2021

Blackbird is excited to be part of the seed investment round into Forte Global, an education finance system transiting the unemployed into modern world jobs.

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Mike Angell and Holly Cardew
Investment Notes: Carted
Investment
May 4, 2021

Blackbird is leading the USD $10M seed round into Carted, a universal commerce API founded by Holly Cardew and Mike Angell.

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The ABCDEFs of SPACs
The ABCDEFs of SPACs
Investment
May 3, 2021

Blackbird co-founder and Partner Niki Scevak shares his thoughts on SPACs

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Blackbird staff headshot of Robyn Denholm
Robyn Denholm joins Blackbird as Operating Partner
Leadership
April 28, 2021

We’re excited to announce that Robyn Denholm has joined Blackbird as an Operating Partner.

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Halter Craig Piggott
Investment Notes: Halter
Investment
April 27, 2021

We are thrilled to lead the $32M Series B round in Halter, a hardware startup that has created a new approach to dairy farming.

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Phoebe Harrop
A New Blackbird in New Zealand
From Blackbird
April 20, 2021

We’re excited to announce Phoebe Harrop joins the Blackbird team this week as an Associate.

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Team on Zoom Call
Blackbird is hiring a Growth Investing Associate
From Blackbird
March 31, 2021

Blackbird is searching for an Associate to focus on growth investments in the Blackbird portfolio.

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Justin Headshot
A Chief People Officer for Blackbird
People & Culture
March 15, 2021

We’re proud to share that Justin Angsuwat is joining Blackbird as Chief People Officer.

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Merryn Clancy
Systems for Success with Merryn Clancy
Leadership
January 12, 2021

Merryn Clancy, the COO of Car Next Door, takes us through systems for better time management.

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Wild Hearts: Culture Amp
Cultivating The Best with Culture Amp
Founder Stories
December 16, 2020

Didier Elzinga and Chloe Hamman from Culture Amp, alongside Blackbird partner Nick Crocker, discuss how to build an amazing corporate culture.

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Blackbird Rick Baker
Startup Insights with Rick Baker
Leadership
December 15, 2020

Blackbird Co-founder and Partner Rick Baker sits down with us to reflect on the startup ecosystem in 2020 and look ahead to 2021.

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Vignesh Kumar
Scaling Hardware with Vignesh Kumar
Product
December 9, 2020

Tech investor, GD1 venture partner and former Apple Engineering Manager Vignesh Kumar explores what it means to scale and why it's important.

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Wild Hearts: Craig Piggott
Fenceless Farming with Craig Piggott & Peter Beck
Founder Stories
December 3, 2020

The founders of Halter and Rocketlab, Craig Piggott and Peter Beck, join us to talk about fencless farming, culture and NZ startups.

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Isobel Clarkson
Employer Branding with Isobel Clarkson
People & Culture
December 1, 2020

Head of People at Propeller, teaches us how to put the magic into hiring.

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Nikki Brown
Sales as a Science with Nikki Brown
Marketing & Sales
November 23, 2020

Ignition Lane partner, Nikki Brown teaches us the science of sales.

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Nicole Liu
Growth Marketing 101 with Nicole Liu
Marketing & Sales
November 17, 2020

Kin Fertility founder Nicole Liu gives a masterclass on growth marketing for Giants Weekly.

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