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Niki Scevak


What did you do before Blackbird?

Before Blackbird, I founded Startmate upon moving back to Sydney in 2010. Before investing, I also started two software companies and lived in New York.

What do you believe that others do not?

I believe in the hungry not the proven. That the people who bring about change are outsiders not insiders. That more ambitious ideas are more likely to happen than unambitious ideas.

What ideas are you excited by right now?

I’m most excited about things I haven’t seen before. By the time there is a category, the best seed investments will have likely been made. I love to see a company right when it is started, not when it has a product or revenue. Having said that, I am diving deep into usecases in biology outside or healthcare. I love autonomous vehicles and robots of all kinds. Most of all I love strange and unique ideas and the wild heart founders that make them happen.