Derek Handley / Investing in the Next Sustainable Startup for a Competitive Marketplace
"Aera VC Founding Partner Derek Handley joins us to discuss his company, what led him down this path, and what his investment focuses are, including synthetic biology, carbon reduction, plastics and oil, and how the next wave of sustainable startups can engage a competitive market."
EP 158 – Derek Handley – Founding Partner at Aera VC – How Do You Live Your Life More Wisely?
Asia Tech Podcast interview Derek about his work ethic and philosophy when as one of the most thoughtful investors. They will be talking about food production innovations and climate change as well as a range of other though-provoking topics.
Biotech startup Shiru sprouting plant based ingredients with new capital infusion
Dr. Jasmin Hume and his team at Shiru is working on new technologies ad advancements in alternative plant based food production to reduce our reliance of carbon heavy animal based foods. This article explores the way Shiru and Dr. Jasmin Hume is improving the production of food ingredients to revolutionize the food industry. The article also explores how these new production technologies can change the economy and business of food supply and production around the world.
THE NEW ZEALAND VC INVESTING IN CLIMATE & FRONTIER TECH GLOBALLY: Meet Derek Partner@Aera VC
Find out Derek's "secret sauce" to fund raising and red flags that turn away investors. Get to know Derek and all the amazing work he is doing to invest in impactful technological solutions to climate change.
African genomics startup 54gene raises $25m to expand precision medicine capabilities
This article highlights the the 25 million dollar investment in an African genomics start up called 54gene. It also covers some of the science and goals this start up will try to reach using this new found leverage including how the science of genomics in African countries and revolutionize with whole-genome sequencing (WGS) and whole-exome sequencing (WES).
Heavy industry must be decarbonised to reach emission goals
This article explores scientific solutions to decarbonise the way we manufacture heavy equipment, large machines, and infrastructure.
Climate Tech Investor: Deep Tech — Derek Handley, Founder of Aera Ventures
Listen to this thoughtful and fun podcast from Climate Torch with Chris Wedding about Deep Tech. Chris interviews Derek about radical technology that has the potential to slow down climate change and hopefully make the world a better place. They will be discussing venture funding and investments to dive deep into the initiatives and technological advancements that Derek is involved in.
This startup uses the cooling towers on buildings as carbon capture devices
A company called Noya in the Bay Area city of San Leandro is engineering ways to pull C02 from the atmosphere using existing cooling towers and infrastructure. By recycling these industrial structures as C02 capturing tools, Noya killing two birds with one stone. This article goes into detail about how the "hacking" of these structures can reduce the amount of C02 in the atmosphere.
Mushroom-based meat alternative startup Fable Food raises $6.5M AUD, will launch in the US
Sydney, Australia-based Fable Food is the latest plant-based food startup to announce funding.
Why the alternative meat ecosystem is booming
The world of venture investments has historically been concerned with returns on investment at seemingly any cost.