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Dec 1, 2021

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."

Tech Stars - PODCAST
Nov 27, 2021

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.

Asia Tech Podcast - PODCAST
Oct 28, 2021

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.

TechCrunch
Oct 23, 2021

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.

Tech 4 Climate - PODCAST
Sep 16, 2021

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).

TechCrunch
Sep 14, 2021

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.

BusinessTimes
Sep 10, 2021

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.

Entrepreneurs for Impact - PODCAST
Aug 13, 2021

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.

Fast Company
Aug 12, 2021

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.

TechCrunch
Aug 12, 2021

Why the alternative meat ecosystem is booming

The world of venture investments has historically been concerned with returns on investment at seemingly any cost.

The Australian