Startup Grind hosts Sam Wong (Blackbird Ventures)

Sep 9, 2020, 3:00 – 4:00 AM

Sam is a Partner at Blackbird Ventures, a technology venture capital fund with $500 million in funds under management. Prior to joining Blackbird, Sam co-founded a Startmate Company, CapacityHQ, a professional services marketplace. Sam started her career as a corporate lawyer at Minter Ellison before career-pivotting to lead Product teams at, a multi-national e-commerce startup.

Virtual event

About this event

Samantha is a General Partner at Blackbird Ventures, a technology venture capital fund backing ambitious founders building global businesses. Originally operating only in Australia,. Blackbird was an early investor in some of the biggest Aussie startup successes – Canva, Zoox, Safety Culture and CultureAmp. Sam recently has led the Blackbird team to raise a $30M venture capital fund focussed on New Zealand founders as well as establish its first international office in Auckland.

Samantha originally trained as a lawyer and practiced in corporate and litigation teams at Minter Ellison in Sydney. Subsequent to law, she career-pivotted into technology, holding Product and Strategy roles at SurfStitch, a multi-national e-commerce business as well as founded a legaltech startup, CapacityHQ. She holds a BA/LLB from the University of New South Wales.

Samantha is passionate about diversity in technology and venture capital and spear-headed the release of the Model Code of Conduct for the Startup Community as well as a venture capital internship program for women. 

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  • Samantha Wong

    Blackbird Ventures




Wednesday, September 9, 2020
3:00 AM – 4:00 AM UTC


Fireside Chat


  • Chris Joannou



  • Warwick Donaldson | Mobble

    Founder | Growth


  • Chris Joannou

    Draper University

    Chapter Director

  • Mohammad Akmal Rakib

    APAC Startup Grind Australia


  • Daniel Malkinson


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