Patagonia's venture capital fund

Tin Shed Ventures™ is Patagonia’s corporate venture capital fund, which we use to invest in environmentally and socially responsible start-up companies. It takes its name from the blacksmith shop where Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard forged pitons, and then made removable hardware that enabled a clean-climbing revolution. That Tin Shed in Ventura, California, still stands alongside our corporate headquarters, as Tin Shed Ventures funds the next generation of responsible businesses.

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Wild Idea Buffalo

Wild Idea raises buffalo using a model that restores grasslands within the Great Plains. The buffalo are 100% grass-fed; free to roam; free of...

tersus clean

TERSUS® Solutions

TERSUS launders apparel using liquid carbon dioxide instead of water. The process not only saves water, but captures microfibers and uses less energy...


Bureo works with fishermen along the coast of South America to convert discarded fishnets into quality consumer products, such as skateboard decks,...

Cairnspring Mills

Cairnspring Mills is a regional milling company that specializes in producing fresh and nutritious flours. Its business model contributes to the...

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Beyond Surface Technologies

BST is a Swiss company that makes textile treatments using natural raw materials. The company was founded in 2008 by scientists who left careers at...

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Solar Funds

Tin Shed Ventures has joined fellow certified B Corps–Kina’ole Capital, New Resource Bank, Beneficial State Bank and Sungevity–to shift our...


Trove creates and operates circular re-commerce platforms for apparel brands. Together with these brands, Trove’s platform encourages consumers...

Safe soil

California Safe Soil

CSS creates organic liquid fertilizer from food waste collected at supermarkets. Its full-cycle process recycles organic discards into a safe,...

NuMat Technologies®

NuMat is an innovative material science company–founded by a team of chemists, engineers and energy experts–working to improve energy efficiency.