A Kiwi startup Blackbird backed with $7 million in its Seed round just pivoted to WTF

- January 19, 2024 6 MIN READ

Last year Blackbird Ventures made a massive bet on a New Zealand rental accommodation app, just six months after it had turned down a $200,000 pitch for cash. In August 2023, Blackbird instead tipped $7 million into a A$9.5 million Seed round for Kiki. The startup’s cofounder Toby Thomas-Smith, said Blackbird’s New Zealand partner, Samantha… Read more »


CareMonkey, the edtech parents use to keep track of school tasks, rebrands and expands as Operoo

- August 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

CareMonkey – the management system for school and parents to deal with online forms, medical data and excursions and other school adventures – has rebranded as Operoo. While parents deal with email requests, the system is designed for schools and other organisations to cut slow, time-consuming and repetitive paper-based tasks. Operoo CEO and co-founder Troy… Read more »


ASX-listed health data analytics startup ShareRoot rebrands as Opyl

- December 9, 2019 2 MIN READ

A new code for an old SaaS brand hits the ASX today when the ShareRoot (ASX:SRO) brand retires, replaced by Opyl Ltd (ASX:OPL). Melbourne-based Opyl uses AI-assisted tech to help biopharma and health organisations collect and analyse clinical health data and user-generated content, including from wearables, apps and social media, to better understand and improve healthcare… Read more »