Aera VC was incubated by the Aera Foundation, which was established by Aera VC’s co-founder Derek Handley and his wife Maya. The Foundation is a registered charity that invests in imaginative ways to improve the state of our people and planet.
The Foundation’s genesis was to incubate an initiative with transformative positive potential that could also generate long-term financial benefit. The Foundation is a key stakeholder in Aera VC.
Aera is the Latin root of the word era: of our time. Maya and Derek chose this name to work on endeavours representative of the change needed for our generation. We are here to build towards this change for the long term, fundamentally shifting the world’s axis towards a sustainable future and a new era. Our logo expresses the world under protection yet with direction upwards, forwards, into the beyond.