Blackbird is a community-driven VC; we believe the best help for our founders comes from other founders. It’s why we raised our first fund from Australia’s most successful technology founders and business leaders. It’s why we started the Sunrise Conference. It’s why our mentor-driven accelerator Startmate is powered by many of Australia's best entrepreneurs. Our aim is to surround ourselves with the very best people we can find - founders, investors, operators, students and more.
The Sunrise is our love letter to founders.
Every year we create a unique space where we can celebrate startups and the people that build them. We've camped on Islands, explored abandoned shipping yards and occupied arts precincts. Travellers to Sunrise Island have attended workshops and keynotes, participated in performances, ventured through old tunnels, interacted with giant ibis birds and fought off nesting seagulls.