Derek Handley

Selected Media

Grata raises $25 million to help private equity firms find their next investment, Fortune, 2022

Climate-focused VC Aera holds $30m first close, moves headquarters to Singapore, Deal Street Asia, 2022

Singapore climate-focused VC nets $30m in first close of new fund, Tech in Asia, 2022

Shiok Meats backer Aera VC hits US$30M first close for climate-tech investments, e27, 2022

Aera VC builds $42 million war chest for climate breakthroughs, Startup Daily, 2022

New climate fund from Derek Handley’s Aera VC raises $44m, reveals first investments, NZ Herald (premium), 2022

Branson’s space flight: The six Kiwis who are now close to a Virgin Galactic ride, NZ Herald, 2021

Derek Handley-backed outfit raises money to take on Rocket Lab, NZ Herald, 2018

Q&A with Derek Handley, AA Directions, Autumn 2018

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Derek Handley, Scoop, 2018

Q&A with Derek Handley: From B Team to Aera VC, ImpactAlpha, 2017

My te reo Māori journey: Derek Handley, The Spinoff, 2017

8 Business Leaders Share Their Best Strategies for Handling Email, Thrive Global, 2017

Derek Handley would like to reintroduce himself, Metro Magazine, 2016

Derek Handley: Finding a purpose beyond profit, RNZ, 2014

Derek Handley has big dreams for a small planet, INTHEBLACK, 2014

How Derek Handley is taking on the world, Stuff, 2013

Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz Reveal The B Team Leaders, PR Newswire, 2013

Richard Branson Reveals The Business Mogul With A Moral Compass He Admires The Most, Business Insider, 2013

Business Leader of the Year 2010 Finalist: Derek Handley, NZ Herald, 2010

Young entrepreneur goes global, Stuff, 2009

Published Writing

Startups tackling climate change the next big boom, Stuff, 2021

How space tourism can help conquer climate change, NZ Herald (premium), 2021

Heavy industry must be decarbonised to reach emission goals, NZ Herald (premium), 2021

Heavy industry must be decarbonised to reach emission goals, Business Times, 2021

Why the alternative meat ecosystem is booming, The Australian, 2021

A VC explains why he backed the new alt-meat startup by Shoes of Prey founder Michael Fox, Startup Daily, 2021

How to have a happier new year, NZ Herald, 2018

Hate your job? Here’s what to do, NZ Herald, 2018

The buzz of ‘helper’s high’, NZ Herald, 2018

Is this the secret to keeping New Year resolutions?, NZ Herald, 2017

Derek Handley On Spending Half of the Week Disconnected From Email, Thrive Global, 2017

Derek’s book: Heart to Start, Penguin, 2013

Other Media

The Wharton School Social Innovator Residence Program

Derek Handley Joins Human Ventures

Derek Handley was one of the youngest executives to list a company in New Zealand

New Zealand Asian Leaders

AACSB Influential Leaders