The Founding Story of Blackbird with Niki, Rick, Mike Cannon-Brookes & Hunter
By Blackbird Ventures
We’ve just announced our fourth fund of $500M.And so today we are going to do a deep dive into Blackbird’s founding story.The very first believer in Blackbird was Mike Cannon-Brookes, the Co-founder and Co-Ceo of Atlassian. In this episode, we’ll unpack what excites him about the start-up ecosystem in Australia and the culture he hopes to help Blackbird build upon.Hunter Somerville, General Partner at Greenspring Associates, will then explain his belief in ANZ’s new wave of home-grown talent building world class companies and the importance of trusted relationships between founders and investors when making venture fund decisions.But first, I’ll be talking with Niki Scevak and Rick Baker, co-founders and Partners at Blackbird. We’ll cover Blackbird’s origin story, our investment philosophy, and what the future holds for Blackbird’s founders, the team and its investors.