Having invested $900 million into venture capital so far, Hostplus CIO Sam Sicilia believes the fund is helping to build a prosperous future for Australia.
Melbourne-founded employee engagement startup Culture Amp has raised $54 million (US$40 million) in a Series D round led by longtime backer Blackbird Ventures.
A number of Australian venture capital firms have banded together to draft a moral code of conduct for the local startup community.
Sydney-founded startup Propeller Aero has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by existing backer Blackbird Ventures, with participation from other existing investors and newcomer Sequoia China.
Despite the wealth of booking platforms out there, Honee posits that booking a salon service still, more often than not, means having to pick up the phone.
Australian VC firm Blackbird Ventures has announced the closing of its third fund, raising $225 million from the likes of Hostplus and the Future Fund.
Movus has developed FitMachine, a combined sensor and software solution that helps organisations monitor and maintain their industrial machinery and other assets.
South Australian space startup Fleet has raised $5 million in a Series A round led by Blackbird Ventures, with participation from Earth Space Robotics, Silicon Valley firm Horizon Partners, and Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes.
Canva has announced today the introduction of new productivity tools that will allow users to visualise, embed and host data.
Sydney design startup Canva has announced the raising of a US$15 million ($19.8 million) round from Blackbird Ventures and Silicon Valley firm Felicis Ventures, less than a year since it last raised US$15 million from the same investors.
IoT startup Proxy has announced it has raised US$1.6 million in a seed funding round led by Blackbird Ventures, who kicked in US$1 million, with funding also coming from the accelerator.
Recruiting is hard for startups the world over, hence the ping pong tables, catered meals, endless snacks, gym memberships…the perks go on. For Australian startups however attracting top talent is particularly difficult, even for those with US$30 million of funding under their belt. In an AMA with Sydney-based firm Blackbird Ventures yesterday, Canva cofounder Melanie […]
Sydney-based venture capital firm Blackbird Ventures has raised $200 million for its second fund, a big jump from its inaugural $30 million fund launched in 2012. This makes Blackbird the largest tech startup-focused VC firm in Australia.