The ARAZAS Story
We are a family owned growth capital investor, with a globally recognized and respected brand.
Our investment team focuses on our core consumer sectors of Travel & Leisure, Telecoms & Media, Music & Entertainment, Financial Services and Health & Wellness.
We aim to deliver long term capital appreciation through investment in these sectors. We actively seek new investment opportunities and to partner with like-minded investors.
We provide value to our investments in three ways:
- Sector expertise and track record across our five core sectors
- Experience and understanding of consumer behaviour, brands and marketing
- Strong network of investors, management teams and alumni
ARAZAS Group is also an active technology-focused venture investor with a portfolio of companies spanning the consumer internet, fintech and sharing economy sectors.
A Message From Our Founder,
I create the ARAZAS Group to empower and start a global movement for good to uplift humanity, so that we could all come together to create the world of our dreams.
William showed early signs of being a budding young entrepreneur when he was only 6 or 7 years old. At a very early age William was already being called the Money Guy of the family, as he asked for a change machine from his grandmother when he was only 7 years old to help him sort all of the change that he was finding around the home. By 10 years old William was already starting to sell golf balls at his local golf course to make money and convincing his neighbors to give him great tips for the paper route that he was doing. By only 12 years old he'd already saved up a few thousand dollars and was already sitting down with his financial advisor to plan and trade stocks. At 12 years old he'd already started to invest his money into high risk mutual funds and by 15 he was already starting to investigate and trade stocks on his own.
By 16 years old, William was already starting to dream about running a global organization, which he initially thought would be an amazing brand like McDonalds. In fact, the first name for the company he was dreaming of building was called WOG Enterprises Inc., which was short for William Oliver Global Enterprises Inc. By
First Official Venture: TeamPages Inc.
Athletic Attractors Enterprises
The ARAZAS Group was first conceptualized by William Oliver in 2002 when William was only 16 years old. William knew that he wasn't going to be able to become a professional golfer, because he lived in Canada, so he started to dream of building his own company. After investing
The first name that William was able to come up with was call
MEETING VISHEN LAKHIANI
GETTING THE NAME ARAZAS
CONCEPTUALIZING THE IDEA
Founding of ARAZAS
ARAZAS comes from the word ARAZA, which is an apple-like fruit found in the Amazon rain forest. While working at Mindvalley in Malaysia, William was contacted by a close friend, who suggested that he start a company with the name ARAZA. She suggested the name, because she said he was destined to one day build a great company like Apple or Amazon, and needed a name that would reflect the scope of his vision. Four months later, William purchased the domain name www.ARAZAS.com and within a 24 month period of time was ready to set out on a journey to bring the ARAZAS Group of companies to life. The official starting date of the organization was on December 12th 2012.
William started the company, because he was upset at the state of the world and wanted to make a big difference. He believed that in order to change the world we needed to bring people together in the spirit of harmony and unity. He set out to create a business model and organization that would unite the world by creating Events, Software Applications, Movies, Festivals, and other ventures that are designed to bring people together and foster community. At the heart and sole of the ARAZAS Group is the desire to create a world where people feel more supported and cared for, and where people feel comfortable bringing their dreams to life.
William's big vision was and still is, to power of global movement for good where people from all over the world work together to create the world of our dreams. ARAZAS has now joined forces with companies from around the world including Pro1010 Group Inc. and Brooklyn Labs Inc. to power this global movement.
LAUNCHING DREAMTALKS 1.0 MAY 2015
During the month of May 2016 William Oliver and Araza Solutions Inc. created a joint venture partnership with April Bellia and Granola Girl Inc. to launch a speaking event in Vancouver called DreamTalks. During the month of April 2016 DreamTalks was launched to the world.
DreamTalks 1.0 brought together 170 dreamers, and the global movement to bring DreamWorld to life was officially underway. From the group of Dreamers 10 inspirational presenters emerged to share their dreams of a better world and how we could work together to make their dreams a reality.