Samantha Wong


Thursday September 15th at 1pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time

I’m Head of Operations at Blackbird, a Partner at Startmate, and have recently started making angel investments as part of Blackbird’s Flock.

I started my career as a corporate lawyer then career-pivoted into startups as an early employee at, running their white labelled e-commerce businesses and founding the European headquarters in France.

After SurfStitch, I founded 2 companies (or 1 and a half, depending on how you look at it) that went through Startmate in 2015, the single best decision I have ever made. When I ran out of money and spirit, I joined Blackbird as their first hire to keep up the velocity of my learning. A year later and I am not looking back!

Niki's note: Next year will be our seventh at Startmate and if there is one thing we have learnt it's the power of advice from founders just one step ahead in the journey. We completely reformatted the program to put Sam and the partners at the forefront of Startmate and I'm so excited to see her and the team take it to the next level. Applications close on September 30 and you can find out more about why you'd be silly to not have your startup ride with the yellow jersey peloton of Australia!


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