Elevate NZ Venture Fund – the government’s new venture capital fund run by New Zealand Growth Capital Partners (NZGCP) – is investing NZ$21.5 million into the Blackbird Ventures’ New Zealand fund. Blackbird, led by partner Samantha Wong, opened shop in New Zealand 12 months ago, and its local fund will focus on startups seeking Series… Read more »
Engineering startup VAPAR, which utilises artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to check the condition of stormwater and sewerage pipelines, has raised AU$700,000 in seed funding led by Blackbird Ventures and Startmate, as well as angel investors. CEO Amanda Siqueira and CTO Michelle Aguilar, both engineering graduates from the University of Technology, Sydney, co-founded their… Read more »
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.
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.
Townsville startup SafetyCulture has today announced a $30 million Series B round led by international venture capital firm Index Ventures. The investment comes as the second largest funding round secured by an Australian tech startup this year, following a $41 million raise by BigCommerce in June.
Blackbird Ventures launches Sirius A program to ‘concierge’ top computer science students into startup jobs
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… Read more »
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.
Startmate triples its funding pool to $150,000 and partners with Droga5 to help 2016 participants with storytelling
Startmate, a Sydney-based startup accelerator programme that has one of the highest startup success rates, has announced today that it will invest up to $150,000 into its next batch of startups. It has also partnered with creative agency Droga5 to help 2016 participants with storytelling, a struggle for many founders with promising products.
Yesterday, Australia’s most well-known Digital Currency startup CoinJar, announced it has relocated it’s headquarters to the United Kingdom as part of its growth strategy, that will allow bitcoin holders more flexibility when it comes to buying, selling and using the digital currency.