My primary role is to find and invest in great tech startups and then help them as much as I can.
Prior to Blackbird I ran the venture portfolio at MLC and invested over half a billion dollars into venture capital. Before this I co-founded two software companies, Right Party Connect (sold to Adeptra) and IDC Global. I grew up in Sydney and went to UNSW and Sydney University, before spending some time in the UK and Silicon Valley. I'm now very happy to be back in Australia at a time when the startup ecosystem is really gathering momentum.
Canva, Safety Culture, Baraja, Gilmour Space, Zova, Shoes of Prey, Movus, August Robotics, Whispli, dGraph, Proxy.
I love new software platforms that truly change the ways people do things that they do every day. I love sales models that allow small teams to attack global markets right from the beginning, and I also love robotics, sensors and space.
Blackbird is hiring a Chief of Staff, Portfolio Analyst and a People Lead.
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