Cassie Arangio

Cassie Arangio

Community Growth Associate, Startmate

What do you do at Blackbird?

My focus is on building our community up full of cool, innovative, diverse, curious, adventurous, creative people to continue cultivating the Aus/NZ startup ecosystem.

I'm also Startmates' in house Murder Mystery coordinator (though that's not officially on my role description. Yet.)

What did you do before Blackbird?

I spent 4 years at lululemon coaching teams in the creation of memorable and lasting experiences.
More recently I acted as the coordinator for Visual Merchandising in the opening of new major locations for lululemon stores.

I also spent a lot of time doing puzzles.


What do you believe that others do not?

I believe that self awareness is THE most important skill to develop, and that it is indispensable to growth.
I work on my own self-awareness through therapy!

What ideas are you excited by right now?

Many, many things. Really excited by the work of Critical- an NZ startup working to achieve environmental sustainability through waste reduction. Anything climate tech, DE&I, mental health and a newfound curiosity in all things web3.