I’m an early stage investor with blackbird ventures based out of Sydney, Australia.

Why “marred by dust”? read here.

Previously, I spent a decade on two awesome startup journeys - Kanopy (“a Netflix for libraries”) and OurDeal (“a Groupon for Australia & New Zealand”).

I love my job. Each day, I meet with amazing founders breathing life into their visions for the future. Along the way, I learn a lot and I try to distill some of that here as best I can.

Check out some of my past posts here. I regularly post content on 3 themes - sales best practices (go-to-market playbooks), founder guides (often inspired when I hear the same question coming up again and again), Future of’s (exploring key industry trends).

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Tom (connect on twitter or linkedin)

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investor with @blackbirdvc. formerly building @ourdeal and @kanopy. based sydney, australia