09 May '13, 2pm

Patagonia's new VC fund to invest in trailblazing green firms

Patagonia, one of the most enduring stand-out leaders on corporate sustainability, is launching a venture capital fund to invest in future leaders. Starting with $20 million, Patagonia will invest in companies that share its environmental values with a focus on five areas: clothing, food, water, energy, and waste. Dubbed "$20 Million & Change," the fund will make investments in the $500,000 to $5 million range in early stage companies that have at least $1 million in revenue or capitalization. It will take minority and majority stakes and could also create joint ventures. Besides raising funds, portfolio companies will get lots of help from Patagonia in sourcing materials, manufacturing, and selling products. They'll help companies get distribution channels going, even using Patagonia's label and selling products through their stores and online venues. "We've had a great f...

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