Craig Blair

Founder and Partner | AirTree Ventures


Craig Blair is the Co-Founder and Partner at AirTree Ventures, Australia’s largest venture capital firm with $1.3bn funds under management which has invested in some of Australia's iconic companies. He has led investments in Canva, Petcircle, Go1, Employment Hero, Brighte, Different, Drone Deploy, and Archistar. Over the past 15 years he has invested in and built some of Australia and the UK's leading technology businesses. Prior to AirTree, Craig was Executive Director of netus, a venture fund backed by News Ltd that delivered top decile returns to investors. Craig was also Founder of Travelselect in the UK that successfully exited to [], CEO & Chairman of Beamly (a TV second screen app) and Founding Chairman of PetCircle (Australia’s leading online pet goods company). Prior to being a founder, Craig spent his early career in strategy consulting at Kachlas Group (founded by ex-Bain and McKinsey partners), investment banking at Macquarie, and as a civil engineer. Craig is a Councillor on the St Andrew's College Council, University of Sydney and a guest lecturer at AGSMs Graduate School of Business.


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