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Our portfolio companies cultivate circular and regenerative approaches to evolve conventional consumer industries.

HQ: Calgary, Alberta
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News
26/05/2022

From Plumber To Cleantech Inventor And Entrepreneur

In 2017, after more than a decade of tinkering and research, Cardiff co-founded Clean02, a company that sells a device able to capture commercial customers’ CO2 and turn it into useful products—soap, shampoo, fertilizer and the like—all while providing them what he describes as a fast and efficient return on their investment, while reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by about 20%.
www.forbes.com
03/09/2019

Meet the startup turning CO2 emissions into handcrafted soap

CleanO2 has developed the technology to turn CO2 emissions from industrial furnaces and boilers into potash for use in soaps, detergents, the agricultural sector, and the pharmaceutical industry, among others, using a device called CARBiNX.
CBC

HQ: Santa Monica, CA
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News
13/07/2021

Eddie Bauer Enters Rental Game With Arrive Outdoors

Eddie Bauer has jumped into the rental arena. The brand, which was recently purchased by Authentic Brands Group, and SPARC, its partnership with Simon Property Group, on Tuesday launched a Gear Rental program through Arrive Outdoors, a camping gear and outdoor product rental business.
WWD
28/07/2021

Arrive Pivots From Renting Camping Gear to Licensing a Rental Platform

Arrive will operate Arrive Outdoors and a recently launched B2B service called The Arrive Platform. They've also announced the company has raised $4 million in Seed II funding led by Amino Ventures, amounting to a total of $8.75 million total raised.
dot.LA

HQ: London, UK
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News
10/02/2022

Pangaia's Innovative, Extra-Comfortable Essentials

Textiles derived from seaweed, insulation that comes from wildflowers, and fabric infused with peppermint oil to keep it fresher.
Esquire
03/12/2019

Your Next Puffer Coat Will Be Filled With Flower Petals, Not Feathers

PANGAIA, the science-forward basics line that launched last year, is addressing that gray area with its latest release: FLWRDWN, a capsule of puffers filled with natural wildflowers. It’s the rare sustainable solution that’s neither cruel to animals nor to the planet; in addition to being ultrawarm, fluffy, and hypoallergenic, the “flower down” is 100% biodegradable.
Vogue
21/12/2021

PANGAIA Partners With Es Devlin for a Limited-Edition Capsule

The collaborative capsule is crafted in Devlin’s signature orange color, which has enhanced the set designs of Kanye West, The Weeknd and more. The energizing color serves as a reminder for Devlin to always take action.
Hypebeast

HQ: Santa Cruz, CA
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News
20/04/2022

Cruz Foam’s shell-based Styrofoam alternative brings in $3.4M seed with DiCaprio and Kutcher

Plastic foam like Styrofoam is a ubiquitous, harmful and nearly immortal single-use material that is long overdue for a good, green replacement — and Cruz Foam is here to supply it. The startup creates a durable yet backyard-compostable packing foam out of shrimp shells produced (and discarded) by the seafood industry. It recently extended its seed round to accommodate the interests of Leonardo DiCaprio and Ashton Kutcher, and is scaling up to meet the demands of its first major customer, Whirlpool.
techcrunch.com
23/11/2021

Cruz Foam Closes $2.5M Seed Funding Round to Accelerate Circular Protective Packaging Solutions

Investors Include At One Ventures, Sony Innovation Fund, and Regeneration.VC High Profile Advisors, Awards, and ASTM Certifications Add to Momentum
PR Newswire
23/09/2021

Eliminating Styrofoam Protective Packaging

Over 380 million tons of plastic are produced every year and 50% of that for single-use purposes such as product packaging. Until now, companies have been hard-pressed to find a replacement for styrofoam for protecting fragile items like electronics and appliances.
Tech Crunch

HQ: San Jose, CA
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News
04/05/2022

Kering backs cow-free, lab-grown leather. Game changer?

Vitrolabs, a California biotech startup creating cow-free leather from cell cultures, has been working with Gucci-parent Kering to develop leather alternatives for fashion, the companies announced today.
www.voguebusiness.com
20/09/2021

Agronomics leads funding round for cultivated leather firm VitroLabs

Cellular agriculture and cultivated meat investor Agronomics has led portfolio company VitroLabs’ series A funding round, it announced on Monday, with a $7m investment.
Sharecast
04/11/2021

Is Lab-Grown Leather the Future of Luxury? This Inventor Thinks So.

Cruelty-free materials grown in a lab might be luxury's next frontier.
Robb Report

HQ: Austin, TX
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News
23/03/2022

Smarter Sorting, which leverages AI to make physical product sustainability suggestions to organizations, raises $25M

With the acceleration of digital transformation, consumer product brands are considering — or actively adopting, as the case may be — product intelligence software. Product intelligence entails gathering, acting on, and analyzing data related to how customers use and perceive a company’s products. Smarter Sorting aims to help by suggesting to retailers and brands ways to better dispose, make, market, and move consumer products.
Venture Beat

HQ: United Kingdom
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News
27/05/2022

Steal this hot new summer look (it’s bacteria)

The environmental crises linked to textiles have given rise to several firms that aim to reimagine dyeing altogether. One such company, Colorifix, just got a boost via a $22.6 million (£18 million) Series B round, led by Swedish fashion giant H&M. Colorifix stands out for its progress in using microbes (such as E. coli) to naturally deposit dyes directly onto fabrics. Its microorganisms are engineered to produce specific colors and then brewed in vats like beer.
techcrunch.com