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.

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TERSUS® Solutions

Tersus provides back-end recommerce services, including their proprietary launder that uses liquid carbon dioxide, saving water and capturing...


Bureo converts discarded fishnets into the first 100% post-industrial nylon with performance levels incorporated across our product lines.

Cairnspring Mills

Cairnspring Mills specializes in producing fresh and nutritious flours.

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Beyond Surface Technologies

BST is a Swiss company that makes textile treatments using natural materials and green chemistry.


Trove operates re-commerce platforms for apparel brands.

NuMat Technologies®

NuMat is focuses on innovative and sustainable material science.