Behind every great founder, is our conviction

We are an early-stage investment firm partnering with technology-enabled companies across Australia and New Zealand.

Since 2013, we’ve supported 21+ companies with diverse missions from revolutionising the world of sports performance, equipping every student with the skills they need to excel, and building the future of logistics infrastructure. And with over a decade of experience, we are more committed than ever to our founding mission: to support elite founders who strive to create the world we want to live in.

We are True Believers from
Pre-Seed to Series A


You've deeply considered how your industry is changing, what value you’ll create and how you’ll capture value along the way. You’ve also made the decision to commit yourself entirely to this journey.


You've taken the first steps to transforming your vision into a tangible product. Your dedication is evident in the initial traction you've gained, and the feedback loop with your early users resembles the early nature of mass movements. We’re here to help you navigate the product to company gap.

Series A

Your momentum is growing and you’re beginning to make a mark on your industry. With proven product-market fit into a sizeable niche, a robust go-to-market playbook, and a clear roadmap for global expansion, you're ready to take things to the next level.

We typically invest between $0.5 million to $2.0 million

Our Approach is Thesis-
Driven and Truth-Seeking

We’re always curious, and always fine-tuning our grand thesis, but here are a few of the sectors we continue to obsess over.

We want to lead these shifts and partner with the pioneers who also share our purpose of narrating the future. We know outsized value creation only happens by predicting and preparing the trajectory of society and technology.

Data, Analytics & Machine Learning
Workflow & Automation
Supply Chain

We are by your side as long as you’re committed

Igor and Shaun from Catapult will tell you how we were the only institutional investor leading up to their IPO. They’ll also highlight our active involvement as advisors to their ASX listing and subsequent raises and acquisitions.

Rob and Will from Shippit will tell you that we were the first institutional investor leading their Seed round and how we invested in four subsequent rounds since. They’ll also happily explain the value of our connections and the depth of our strategic guidance as they expanded into South-East Asia.

Riad from Gamurs will explain how he struggled to get Aussie VCs to believe you could build a major global media company from Australia. And he’ll happily share his most visceral memory of how we provided capital on days notice that would change the earnings trajectory of the business and introduced them to the US investors that led their Series A.

Our Values

If you’re a founder wondering whether we’re the ideal partners for your vision, 
these are the core values that shape our actions.

Empathetic Engagement

We know behind every pitch is a person with dreams, fears, and aspirations.

Adaptive Collaboration

No two startups are identical, so we tailor our approach for each. Our partnerships are dynamic and not one-size-fits-all.

Integrity & Authenticity

Honesty, openness, and a commitment to the mutual growth of both our firm and the startups we support.

Thought Partners

We don’t just provide capital; we become thought partners after all success always lies out-of-the-box.

Lifelong Learnings

The world is constantly changing, so we grow with it.

Making Mum Proud

We operate with our hearts. We take the turns that would make our loved ones proud.

More of our history

Aura Ventures is the venture capital arm of Aura Group.

The beginnings of Aura Group started in 2009. Since day one, Calvin and Eric had a vision to build a APAC-focused investment and wealth management firm with a mission to empower investors and entrepreneurs to build and pass on generational wealth.

Since then, our mission has moved us beyond a humble office in Bondi Junction, Australia into the dynamic markets of South-East Asia, where we layed the foundations for TNB Aura.

Today, Aura Group is fortunate enough to be entrusted by exceptional limited partners to manage and advise on $1.5 billion in assets across its strategies. Their backing enables us to do what we love most: practice the craft of investing and supporting elite founders who strive to create the world we want to live in.


Total Investments

$250 m+

Assets Under Management



*Figures account for Aura Ventures and TNB Aura