Aera VC

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Derek Handley Keenan Kwok Nick Winstone


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Total investments 13
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 13
Rounds per year 3.25
Lead investments 0
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Food and Beverage
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Health Care

In 2015 was created Aera VC, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the New York. The company was established in North America in United States.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

This organization was formed by Derek Handley, Keenan Kwok, Nick Winstone.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 3 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Andela, Solugen, For Days. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Aera VC, startups are often financed by CRE Venture Capital, Spark Capital, GV. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, TLcom Capital Partners, Spark Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Refactor Capital, Founders Fund, Y Combinator.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Aqua Cultured Foods

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$2M27 Oct 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Fable Food Co

Food and Beverage
$4M12 Aug 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


01 Apr 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Gilgamesh Pharmaceuticals

Health Care
25 Nov 2020 New York, New York, United States


Supply Chain Management
01 Sep 2020 London, England, United Kingdom


26 Jul 2019 London, England, United Kingdom

New Culture

Food and Beverage
01 Apr 2019 San Francisco, California, United States


Human Resources
Staffing Agency
29 Mar 2019 Thailand

Paloma Health

Health Care
25 Mar 2019 New York, New York, United States
Mushroom-based meat alternative startup Fable Food raises $6.5M AUD, will launch in the US

– Sydney-based Fable Food, a plant-based food startup, raised $6.5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Blackbird Ventures and joined by AgFunder, Aera VC, Better Bite Ventures, Ban Choon Marketing and former Sequoia Capital partner Warren Hogarth.
– The company plans to launch in the United States by the end of this year.

Fable Food Co Raises $6.5M in Seed Funding

– Fable Food Co is a meat alternative company based in Sydney, Australia.
– The company raised $6.5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Blackbird Ventures with participation from AgFunder, Aera VC and Better Bite Ventures, Ban Choon Marketing Pte Ltd and Warren Hogarth.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s production and manufacturing capabilities in Australia and abroad, for research and development, and to accelerate the launch of new meaty mushroom products to market.


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