Melissa Widner


Thursday November 3rd at 1pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time

I am a General Partner at NAB Ventures and prior to this I have been a entrepreneur, CEO and investor.

As CEO I led two companies to successful acquisitions that provided over a 10X return to investors. I co-founded and was the CEO of Silicon Valley based enterprise software company, 7Software (acquired by Concur Technologies NASDAQ: CNQR, acquired by SAP). I was a general partner at SeaPoint ventures, a US based venture capital firm focused on mobile technologies and SaaS enterprise software solutions.

In 2009, I relocated to Sydney and co-founded Heads Over Heels, an organisation that works with women entrepreneurs leading companies with high growth potential. I also served on the Federal Government’s Venture Capital Committee.


Niki's Note: Melissa is an American gift to our local ecosystem and everything she has done embodies the greatness of the principle of give first. She was one of the original believers in Blackbird as a personal investor and has been a great mentor to many local founders.


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