Nell Hardie

People Lead

What do you do at Blackbird?

Partner with our highly ambitious founders to supercharge the growth of their companies from a talent perspective.

Design scalable people products and programmes which act as a talent magnet for ventures and nurture our Blackbird community.

As part of the Founder Success team, be a custodian of our Blackbird Operator Network to enable cross portfolio collaboration and mentorship.

On a crazy mission is to enable the movement of rockstar talent globally into the Australian and New Zealand startup ecosystems.

What did you do before Blackbird?

Studied Sport Science at Edinburgh university, pursued a professional sailing career before arriving in Australia where I became obsessed with talent and technology.

After a career in executive search and talent advisory I embarked on my dream to pioneer the people space in the venture capital industry in Australia.

What do you believe that others do not?

Change almost always creates opportunity.