Ambitious founders.

Lasting impact.

We invest in bold new software companies.

We bring capital, energy and empathy.

We work closely with the founders.

We believe founders are the best people to help other founders.

That’s why we built Founderfounder.

Founders we work with:

Founderfounder’s been critical to building our team, our product and our culture.

Founderfounder is amazing across marketing, product, and tech — they are really helping us accelerate our plans.

  • Hamnett Hill
  • Co-founder & Chairman
  • Smooch.io
  • Hamnett Hill
  • Co-founder & Chairman
  • Smooch.io

Founderfounder’s product experience has been pivotal to prioritising what matters, avoiding costly mistakes and accelerating our growth.

It's inspiration uplift. I've always left our catch-ups feeling very positive and motivated...

Founderfounder has helped us uncover new and bold opportunities for product innovation. An invaluable contribution.

  • Josh Shields
  • Co-founder & CEO
  • Iluminr
  • Josh Shields
  • Co-founder & CEO
  • Iluminr

With Founderfounder we have aligned our product, messaging and positioning — resulting in an immediate uptick in sales traction.

Founderfounder’s SaaS and technology background has been instrumental in building out our strategic product roadmap.

Our Portfolio

(Acq, Zendesk)
(IPO, ASX:WSP)

Our Focus

First money in. Pre-seed and seed stage. B to B. SaaS.

We are a strategic private investor that provides capital for seed stage technology businesses. 

We love working ‘inside the ride’ supporting the founders. 

We also invest in Australian and New Zealand Venture Capital and funds that support early stage founders.

Founderfounder was formed in 2016 by Romilly Blackburn, now co-founder & CEO at Operata,  previously co-founder & COO of Whispir (ASX:WSP), CMO & CPO of Smooch (Acq: Zendesk). 

We are based in Melbourne, Australia.

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Founderfounder Pty Ltd invests on behalf of Blackburn Family Office entities: Ballawinne Pty Ltd, Gobleg Pty Ltd, Omiha Pty Ltd, Blackburn Family Trust and Omiha Trust.

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Founderfounder acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work on, the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation. We pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. Always was, always will be.

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