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Super funds back space travel

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 1 JUL 2021
... which manages the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) innovation fund and Blackbird Ventures. Gilmour Space has raised $87 million to date. HESTA chief investment officer Sonya Sawtell-Rickson: "This is a great example ...

Super funds overlook VC potential

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 NOV 2020
... fund's current asset allocation. Some of the venture capital firms Hostplus invests in include Carthona, Blackbird Ventures and Artesian. Warning pointed out that superannuation funds could be earning more through longer-term venture capital investment ...

Hostplus VC assets to hit $1bn

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 10 SEP 2018
... venture capital strategy is spread across a number of private equity and early stage investment firms, including Blackbird Ventures ($160m), Carthona Capital ($50m), Brandon Capital ($40m), Siguler Guff ($20m) and M.H. Carnegie ($25m). "That makes Hostplus ...

What makes a tech company attractive for HNW investors?

KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 30 APR 2018
... cost, he said. When you do find a private tech company that ticks the boxes, when is the best time to invest? Blackbird Ventures - which invested in Canva, the graphic design start-up which hit unicorn status earlier this year (billion dollar valuation) ...

Super funds embrace crowdsourced cybersecurity

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 2 MAR 2018
... systems. Hostplus committed more than $5 million to the platform, in addition to a further $2 million invested via Blackbird Ventures. First State Super has not disclosed the amount it invested. Commenting on the investment, Hostplus said Bugcrowd forms ...

Venture capital firm plants $1.8m seed for Honee

DARREN SNYDER  |  FRIDAY, 2 FEB 2018
... significant seed funding in an AI-driven beauty platform showing ambition and drive to expand internationally. Blackbird Ventures, alongside Melbourne and Sydney angel investors, led the $1.8 million seed funding for Honee. The investment comes after ...

Hostplus commits further to Australian VC

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 28 FEB 2017
... follows a long line of venture capital investments made by Hostplus, including commitments to Brandon Capital, Blackbird Ventures and Square Peg Capital. Speaking to the investment from Hostplus, Artesian managing partner Jeremy Colless said Hostplus ...

Hostplus tripling venture capital exposure

DARREN SNYDER  |  THURSDAY, 15 SEP 2016
... technology, including: M.H. Carnegie & Co (general and medical technology), Brandon Capital Partners (biotech), and Blackbird Ventures (software).

NAB appoints MD for innovation

ALEX BURKE  |  MONDAY, 4 APR 2016
... NAB has also made two other Ventures appointments: 7Software founder Melissa Widner as general partner and BlackBird Ventures founder Bill Bartee in an investment advisory role. Commenting on the appointments, NAB Labs executive general manager Jonathan ...

Blue Sky to raise $200m for new VC fund

MARK SMITH  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 DEC 2015
... increased to $368 million last financial year and since July alone, a further $400 million has been announced with Blackbird Ventures and SEEK co-founder Paul Bassat each raising $200 million funds. But early stage VC still receives the lion's share ...
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