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Blackbird Ventures

Blackbird Ventures

Blackbird Ventures is an Australian venture company investing in global internet businesses.

Company Overview

Blackbird Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in inherently global Internet businesses formed by Australians. Blackbird Ventures is a collection of Australia’s successful startup founders and Silicon Valley investors. Blackbird’s fund investors are the founders of some of Australia’s successful technology companies like Atlassian, Campaign Monitor, Aconex and more. They provide equity capital for all stages from seed, series A and later stage.

History

Initially founded in 2012 by Larry Marshall, the company is currently being run by its Co-Founders, Richard Baker, and Bill Bartee, both of whom also act as the Managing Directors. Blackbird Ventures is a venture capital firm based in New South Wales, Australia. They provide seed investments for Australian entrepreneurs.

Investments

Blackbird Ventures has made 119 investments. One investment was on Feb 19, 2019, when they invested $1M in See-Mode Technologies. Blackbird has had 7 exits, including LIFX, Redbubble, and Shape Analytics. Blackbird Ventures has raised a total of $412.8M across 5 funds, onne of them being Blackbird Ventures Fund III. This fund was announced on Jul 30, 2018, and raised a total of A$261M. Blackbird Ventures has $2M in revenue annually and has 1 sub-organization, Startmate.

Investment strategy

Blackbird Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed, start-up, and later stage companies. It also targets series A deals. It prefers to invest in the Internet, software, space tech, robots, and mobile sectors.



The firm primarily invests in Australia. It backs Australian and New Zealand start-up founders, irrespective of where they are based. The firm typically invests between $0.25 million ($0.23 million) and $0.50 million (0.46 million) or in amounts as high as $3 million ($2.76 million) to $5 million ($4.61 million), depending on the stage of development of the company.

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Andrew Rogers

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Bart Jellema

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Bill Bartee

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Dean McEvoy

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Leigh Jasper

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Mike Cannon-Brookes

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Mike Casey

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Niki Scevak

Founder



Rayn Ong

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Rick Baker

Founder



Stuart Snyder

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