Samantha Wong is a Partner at Blackbird Ventures, an Australian based VC fund. They back Australia's most ambitious founders. They invest early, and are often the first cheque in, and for the best, they want to keep investing even into the growth stage rounds. Blackbird has A$500m under management. Before joining Blackbird, Samantha ran product and strategy at SurfStitch.com, one of the first big global e-commerce businesses founded in Australia. She also founded a service marketplace business, CapacityHQ.