Niki Scevak, Partner
Blackbird Ventures, Sydney
February 24 Live Show
Blackbird Ventures started our investing in SaaS startups but has expanded to back startups in technologies of all kind, and especially those with an Australian or New Zealand angle.
The firm is the earliest and largest investor in Aussie star company Canva. Several other unicorns and success stories such as Atlassian are the result of a strong startup ecosystem of talented entrepreneurs in Australia.
The Sydney-based firm, launched in 2012, is investing from its 4th fund and has $1.2 billion in committed capital.
Niki's motto? He believes in investing in the hungry, not the proven.
What guides his investing strategy? He's always questioning, are we failing enough?
We all know venture capital is a high-risk business but also one with sometimes high returns.