Blackbird Ventures mainly invests in Seed or Series A rounds. We invest in founders who have the ambition to build a global business from day one. As Head of Operations, I spend considerable time working through the deal structure with our investee companies.
Canva's recruitment philosophy starts with one fundamental principle - hire the smartest people so we can and give them the freedom to manage themselves and determine how they want to work. Our equity scheme is a big part of that philosophy.
Having our contractual terms standardised simplifies the processes we need to put in place for accounting, renewals, etc. as these key terms will be the same for each customer.
If your product does not exist, you will need to get on the ground and speak to suppliers who are creating products in the vicinity of what you are doing. We approached suppliers who were already customising shoes on demand but on a small scale, for example.
LegalVision is a team of lawyers, technologists, marketing mavericks, strategists and operations gurus who are drawn together by a shared vision of changing the delivery of legal services in Australia.
LegalVision was born in 2012 as an online legal documents business. The founding team brought together legal expertise, tech sensibilities and a passion for growth.
Early adopters loved our user-friendly legal documents, but wanted more from their legal services provider. So we started helping clients find legal support through an online marketplace.