From Founder to VC and all the mistakes in between.

Thursday, August 24, 2023, 8:00 – 11:00 AM UTC

Fireside chat with serial entrepreneur (and now VC) Nick Crocker. We'll cover how Nick founded, grew, landed funding for, and successfully exited several startups, and made the transition to VC (as General Partner of Blackbird).

Hybrid event
Fireside Chat

About this event

Starting, funding, exit.

Hey Startup Grind fam - our next event is happening on the {{date}} of August, and this month we’re going to cover everything to do with getting funded.

Our special guest is the one and only Nick Crocker.

Nick is a serial entrepreneur, having founded two startups (Sessions and We Are Hunted), which were acquired by MyFitnessPal and Twitter respectively.

Now, Nick is the General Partner at Blackbird (one of Australia's top VCs), and runs their Melbourne office.

He also sits on the boards of multiple companies such as Culture Amp, Dovetail, Applied, Eucalyptus, and XY Sense

In the fireside chat (with our very own David Kenney), we’ll explore topics around:

  • How to build a business that captures the attention of industry leaders

  • Top lessons and “secrets” learnt on the road to successful exits and acquisitions

  • What Nick looks for in Blackbird’s investments, and what makes certain businesses and founders appealing (or unappealing) for VCs

  • And everything in between (from startup to investment to exit)

As always, you'll have the opportunity to engage with Nick, ask your burning questions, and network with fellow entrepreneurs. Plus, we'll have our customary drinks and nibbles to fuel the great conversations.

Spots are strictly limited, and we'd hate for you to miss out, so book your tickets ASAP.

Click on this link to secure your place at this amazing event.

Can't wait to see you there!

The Sydney Startup Grind Team

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Check out what happened


  • Nick Crocker

    Blackbird Ventures

    General Partner



Thursday, August 24, 2023
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM UTC

Venue map


8:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:45 AM
10:15 AM
11:00 AM


  • David Kenney

    Start Growth


  • Kim McIntosh

    Telstra Purple

  • Brendan Yell

    Blah Ventures


  • William Wang

    Growth Labz



  • David Kenney

    Startup Grind Sydney

    Chapter Director

  • Brendan Yell


    Chapter Director

  • Kim McIntosh

    buddee fitness


  • William Wang