Our Ventures

Education & Wellbeing Ventures

Education Venturing

Espalier is developing innovative new business models by creating our own ventures, supporting others to develop their own ideas and partnering with industry players. We are passionate about improving the student journey and creating new pathways for international and domestic students studying at universities.

Espalier is owned and run by entrepreneurs with experience in startups, scale-up and running businesses. We are hands-on investors offering access to capital, deep insights into the global wellbeing economy and connections to key stakeholders.

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Espalier is investing in businesses that have a compelling proposition, resilient business model and are at a post-revenue stage led by a CEO with a track record of building and operating a multi-site enterprise. We consider ideas right from the start of discovering university to landing an aspirational career.

We are hands-on investors offering access to capital, knowledge of the global tertiary education sector and access to key customer groups (including students, international agents, universities and employers).

Wellbeing Venturing

We want to support ambitious businesses in the wellbeing economy that promote physical and mental health. To invest in businesses that bring people across all generations together in meaningful and novel ways to drive positive social outcomes.

The global Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the critical symbiotic relationship between wellbeing and economic prosperity. When our wellbeing is compromised, our ability to live, learn and engage with life can have dramatic consequences.

We also know that lives are becoming longer and that we must think differently about where and how people will live and how these extra years must be filled with vitality and purpose. 

The opportunities ahead are large and exciting and so we want to support individuals with ambitious ideas that will change and enrich our society.

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