Blackbird Ventures


More startup investments coming after Cisco invests in Blackbird Ventures

12:02PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 |  Cisco has become the first major corporate investor in Blackbird Ventures, with the move paving the way for more investments in promising Australian startups.

Australia needs to get better at angel investment: Spreets founder

1:57PM | Thursday, 9 January 2014 |  Spreets founder Dean McEvoy has called for local angel investors to get better and faster at investing in start-ups at a recent angel investor education program.

Bitcoin here to stay and ready to grow: Australian investors back CoinJar with $500,000

12:32PM | Tuesday, 3 December 2013 |  CoinJar, a Melbourne-based bitcoin exchange and payment system, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from a range of individual investors and the Blackbird Ventures seed fund.

SafetyCulture closes $3 million fundraising round

11:18PM | Thursday, 28 November 2013 |  Workplace health and safety start-up SafetyCulture has closed a $3 million fundraising round, made up of $1.79 million from Commercialisation Australia, $1 million from Blackbird Ventures and $210,000 from angel investors.

$10 million fund seeks start-ups to back as the Australian venture capital sector evolves

9:16PM | Tuesday, 3 September 2013 |  Australian investors are increasingly prepared to take on more risk and consider putting their money into early stage companies that need capital to grow, Blue Sky Alternative Investments investment director Elaine Stead says.

Perth co-working hub Spacecubed to open second venue

8:41PM | Friday, 2 August 2013 |  Spacecubed, a Perth co-working space on St Georges Terrace, has announced it is opening a second venue just five minutes up the road from its first.

Mathspace set for global growth after winning Echelon Ignite: Australia

5:19AM | Monday, 13 May 2013 |  Online maths training start-up Mathspace continues to go from strength to strength after winning the inaugural Echelon Ignite: Australia event, just one week after snagging $20,000 from Blackbird Ventures in Silicon Valley.

Mathspace crowned best company at Advance Innovation Summit

4:55PM | Tuesday, 30 April 2013 |  Cloud-based start-up Mathspace has secured $20,000 in funding after winning the best company category at the second Advance Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley.

Design start-up Canva raises $3 million after kitesurfing in Hawaii

3:15AM | Wednesday, 20 March 2013 |  Sydney-based start-up Canva has raised $3 million from a host of high-profile investors, including Bill Tai and Lars Rasmussen, after attending Tai’s kitesurfing camp in Hawaii.

Blackbird Ventures rolls out $30 million start-up fund

3:00AM | Friday, 15 March 2013 |  Blackbird Ventures is determined to offer Australian start-ups much-needed Series A funding rounds, after announcing the formation and first close of its $30 million venture capital fund.