A Venture Design Practice

RORA is a venture design practice, positioned to celebrate and invest in projects with significant promise toward social, emotional, intellectual or physical value. We use design as method, not ornament, to de-risk projects when resources are scarce. For those willing to step into uncharted territory, RORA provides the vehicle to launch teams and their brave ideas.


joint venture: Sex, DRugs & Helvetica

Addressing issues that impact the design industry

in-orbit: St. Jerome's — The hotel

Launching Australia's first rooftop hotel

Pre-launcH: Love Letter Games

Creating games that strengthen relationships


Venture design is a lean approach to design strategy, focused on building ideas rapidly and efficiently from ground to launch. 

Learn more about our story, our clients and the values driving our global projects.


Pre-launch: Md/MD

Defining health care with new algorithms


press: Smartcompany

MD/MD Founder, Mei Ling Doery, is nominated for Distinct Leadership by readers for its 2018 International Women's Day Showcase. 

march 2018

investment: Fed way Park

The indoor sports initiative secures $50,000 in pro-bono and in-kind services rendered and begins it's financial modeling. 

february 2018

team: convenory

Convenory names Steve Gledden as Chair of its Investor Council. Gledden has helped raise over $90 million in the US, Australia and the UK.

august 2017  

press: australian open 2017

St. Jerome's — The Hotel is featured in the Grand Slam's TVC, which stars French Open Men's Doubles Champion, Henri Leconte.

January 2017

AWARDS: Launchvic grant

Convenory is a recipient of the first round of funding from LaunchVic, Australia's independent innovation fund for the state of Victoria. 

august 2016  

ACCOLADE: ST. Jerome's — The HOtel

Australia's first rooftop accommodation hits No.2 on Tripadvisor for hotel stays in Melbourne, making it the only glamping site to appear in the top 100.

may 2016