Blue Poppy Ventures

Seeding for success …investing in and supporting emerging entrepreneurs, small medium enterprises and startups.

Are you looking for ways to take your business or startup to the next level?  Perhaps you have a dream of making much more of an impact on the world?

Attracting funding and investors can be like very difficult and there must be a match with personalities and investment preferences.  Sometimes they seem like invisible people, trying to get connected and pitching to investors, is very it and miss.

Working alongside an investor with a supportive approach, highly developed international networks across many regions, workforce management and innovation capabilities, you have the opportunity to experience a different type of investor relationship.

The aim is to have a diverse investment portfolio, in a variety of countries, markets and industry sectors.

Leading the way in helping emerging entrepreneurs and startups, become successful, scalable and profitable businesses, who could operate locally, nationally and globally.

Investing in capability to expand capacity and skills, increasing productivity and reach, with sweat capital and funding.

This is open to female, youth and mature entrepreneurs, including home based businesses, providing products, services and experiences, underpinned by tapping into outsourced resources, growth and strategic networks.

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Wendy Perry, Managing Director at Workforce BluePrint; Entrepreneurship & Innovation; Future of Jobs, Skills & Work; Investing in Emerging Entrepreneurs & Startups; Strategic Workforce Planning; World Class Education; Entrepreneurship Facilitator at Switch Start Scale.

An author, entrepreneur and educator, explorer and innovator, mentor and speaker on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Workforce Planning and Development, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and TVET, International Capability and Capacity Development.  Mentoring and facilitation are strengths with Wendy working alongside entrepreneurs, founders, individuals, organisations, startups, scaleups, students and unicorn companies.

A reputation as a leading authority on Workforce Planning and Development and Vocational Education and Training (VET) is well earned with extensive experience working in Agriculture, Banking and Finance, Building and Construction, Civil Construction, Community Services, Contact Centre, Defence, Disability, Education, Employment Services, Energy, Events, Food and Wine, Government, Health, Higher Education, ICT, Manufacturing, Mining and Resources, Sport and Recreation, Small Business, Telecommunications, Tourism, Vocational Education and Training (VET), and Water sectors.

Clients include business and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and social enterprises, female founders and diverse innovators, government agencies and not for profits, mature aged people who are self-employed or are looking to startup a venture, and scaleups with a local, national and international aspiration.  This mentorship has taken Wendy all around Australia and the world where she has hosted many international delegations and programs with connections across Africa, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Ecuador, Fiji, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Spain, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, USA, Vietnam and Zambia.


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Investors are open to a wide variety of opportunities where you already have customers and/or will be at that stage in the immediate short term.

Please send a brief outline of your business/startup, products/services/experiences with photos, preferably your LinkedIn profile and website to plus why you think you could be a good fit with Blue Poppy Ventures.


Looking for products such as handbags and purses, scarves and ties, socks and decorative items plus homewares are sourced from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Bhutan, India and Indonesia. Please feel free to get in touch, if you are a maker or working with communities of makers, to explore if your products might fit, via, thank you.

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Mobile: +61 416 150 491

Phone: +61 8 8387 9800

Postal Address: PO Box 838, Happy Valley, South Australia 5159


Skype ID: wendy.perry





YouTube: Wendy Perry

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