Venture capital firm Blackbird Ventures has landed support from some of the countries biggest superannuation funds as well as the Commonwealth’s Australia’s sovereign wealth fund to build a record $500 million investment fund – its fourth. The Sydney-headquartered VC last raised $261 million in 2018 and has now placed $1.3 billion in the startup sector… Read more »
Becoming Australia’s most successful Kickstarter project in 2016, nura has closed a $21 million Series A round led by existing backer Blackbird Ventures to push the rollout of its flagship product, the nuraphone.
Government and business must overcome short-term thinking if Australia is to prosper: Hostplus CIO Sam Sicilia
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.
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.
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.
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.