Blackbird co-invests in digital business card startup

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LegalVision advised Blackbird on its $5 million co-investment in a start-up created by a former Uber Eats operator and software engineer.

Solidify: LegalVision (Blackbird)

OK: Blackbird was advised on its seed-stage co-investment in Blinq. The co-investment was made with Square Peg Capital.

Assess: $5 million

Area: Company

Key players: The LegalVision team was led by Practice Leader Jill McKnight.

Significance of agreement: Blinq was created in 2017 by former Jarrod Webb, Uber Eats operator and software engineer.

Blinq replaces static business cards and contact apps with a live profile that can be shared via QR code, NFC card, short link, email signature or even call background video. The user can create multiple profiles to control what information they share and with whom, and details are automatically updated on all their contacts when the user changes them, according to a statement from LegalVision.

The statement noted that Blinq grew rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic, when QR code technology became mainstream due to mandatory venue check-ins and table-top orders, and the company will use its newly raised capital to expand its commercial product, adds more enterprise features and more integrated directories to its platform.

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“When it comes to identifying startups with maximum potential, Blackbird is at the forefront. It is a pleasure to advise Blackbird again, and it will be exciting to see the transformative effect of their co- investment in Blinq,” said Jill McKnight, senior partner.

Blackbird Partner Rick Baker added, “Blinq is creating an innovative way to help people manage, control and share their identity all in one place. We see such an exciting opportunity with what Blinq is building.

“It is a pleasure to work with Jill McKnight of LegalVision. She is very experienced and we trust her every time. We look forward to working with Jill and the team in the future.

Blackbird co-invests in digital business card startup




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Last update: May 27, 2022

Posted: May 30, 2022

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