Poppy Trewhella has been appointed as the company's first venture partnerships director.
Trewhella is the newest member of Dovetail's growing venture studio team, where she will focus on fostering the founder community and driving successful partnerships between innovative tech startups and Dovetail Ventures.
Prior to joining Dovetail, Trewhella was the Director of Programs and Partnerships at Startup Victoria, Australia's largest startup community with over 60,000 members. Poppy has supported founders from a number of notable startups, including Linktree, Mr Yum and HotDoc.
"We're thrilled to have Poppy join our growing team of 'Doves' here in Australia," Dovetail co-founder Nick Frandsen says.
"Poppy's background in the startup ecosystem is exactly what we need in our journey to finding quality founders who are passionate about creating their own startups. We couldn't be more excited to welcome Poppy to the team," Frandsen adds.
"I've been watching the success of Dovetail over the last few years and am so excited to be a part of the team," Trewhella says.
"Technical capability is one of the biggest challenges I've seen founders struggle with. It's no secret that hiring tech talent is a nightmare, and it's been frustrating to watch non-technical founders get stuck at the early stages of building their startups. There's so much potential to be unlocked in the Australia and NZ startup scene, and it feels like we're just at the beginning."