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Patagonia’s venture fund is trying to find the next Patagonia by looking at startups’ supply chains

Original story at Quartz• 9 mentions • 5 months ago

Quartz 5 months ago

 
Patagonia’s venture capital arm, Tin Shed Ventures, likes to finance companies Silicon Valley investors won’t touch. That’s why Phil Graves, the fund’s managing director, thinks its investments will succeed: “We’re trying to find all the future Patagonias, and give them capital so they don’t need to go to [traditional] VCs.” Founded by Yvon Chouinard, who started by selling climbing gear out of his truck in the 1960s, Patagonia now reports annual revenue of $800 million, 1% of which goes to environmental causes. The company has carved out an identity as a low-guilt brand that sells durable, stylish, and expensive outdoor ...
 
 
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23 Jun
Style Gourmand @stylegourmand
Patagonia’s venture fund is trying to find the next Patagonia by looking at startups’ supply chains https://t.co/56Ow76CTTS via @qz
21 Apr
Bruno Sarda @bruno68
Patagonia’s venture fund is trying to find the next Patagonia by looking at startups’ supply chains https://t.co/gdWfklywk2
16 Apr
herman kienhuis ︎🔛 @kienhuis
RT @Quintin24: Nice read on the Venture Capital daughter of Patagonia https://t.co/fEmV8QaPgx
15 Apr
Quintin Schevernels @Quintin24
Nice read on the Venture Capital daughter of Patagonia https://t.co/fEmV8QaPgx
15 Apr
John Gerzema @johngerzema
Patagonia’s venture fund is trying to find the next Patagonia by looking at startups’ supply chains - Quartz https://t.co/4SPvlodIkn
13 Apr
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Patagonia’s venture fund is trying to find the next Patagonia by looking at startups’ supply chains https://t.co/P8TYqw3mRU
12 Apr
Clayton McGratty @CFMcG
Patagonia’s venture fund is trying to find the next Patagonia by looking at startups’ supply chains https://t.co/XJI1OY3I4P via @qz
12 Apr
EagleStar.NET @EagleStarNET
Patagonia's venture fund is trying to find the next Patagonia by looking at startups' supply chains https://t.co/L8e1mOgQZU