Founder Story - Caley Wilson

I got a head start when it came to thinking about remote media interviews.

For starters, I’m from New Zealand - and New Zealand does a great job of being ‘remote‘. Then my dad was a pioneering journalist, who later ran journalism training in NZ, while my big sister became a radio producer.

I managed media relations for New Zealand Rugby League - and worked alongside athletes like Sonny Bill Williams and Benji Marshall - as well as supported leading netballers, with Maria Folau to teenage girls under my duty of care.

It was a minefield and everything could change in a heartbeat.

I wanted to do a great job of providing remote media access to my athletes and getting their stories told. But I didn’t think that should be at the expense of their privacy by me circulating their personal contact details.

It was from that vantage point, and friction, that Blinder emerged.

Our investors include former international athletes and the US-based Stadia Ventures, while we also work closely with Dan Martell’s SaaS Academy.

Blinder now supports innovative communications and media teams behind some of the world’s leading sports, entertainment and public sector brands.

The Maori All Blacks performing a Haka before the match
Netball players hugging before the game

How'd Blinder get started?

On stage at the World Football Summit in Madrid, Caley answers questions about how Blinder got started.

World Football Summit, Madrid

Sports Tech World Series, Dallas

Sports PR Summit, New York

Stadia Ventures roadshow, London

We see a world where the most scrutinised conversations in society aren’t managed by chance but with care. We help communications and media managers to safely, simply and smartly bring people into conversation and get their stories told.

The leadership team

Caley Wilson, Co-founder and managing director at Blinder

Caley Wilson

Founder, Managing Director
Sinead Huggins, Head of Operations at Blinder

Sinéad Huggins

Head of Operations
Michal Chudy, Head of Engineering at Blinder

Michal Chudý

Head of Engineering
A spokesperson performing media interviews

How does your media management compare?

(Against world champion sports teams, major record labels and more)