Billy has built a graph platform for the physical world, assembled an engine for fibre-optic networks, and created a profit-generating algorithm on an industrial battery. In other words, he’s a mathematician with a strong entrepreneurial focus.
After training in mechatronics engineering, Nelson launched automation, test rigs and navigation systems for Rocket Lab. He’s skilled in photonic structural colour material design, and has been an Antarctic space mapping champion.
Ruby is an engineer with a passion for solving big problems and a knack for making things happen. So far, that’s included executing billion-dollar renewables projects and leading 100 people to build and race solar cars across Australia.
Luke is Head of Technology & Partnerships @ Quickstep. He’s ex Tesla and Orora, and is highly experienced in engineering, automation and manufacturing.
Clare works at the nexus of science and investment. She is Chief Scientist at Blackbird and Head of Foundry – a leading deep-tech incubator in ANZ.
As co-founder of Blackbird and Startmate, Niki is a leading startup investor in Australia and New Zealand known for backing wild hearts with wild ideas.