WE BUILD COMPANIES THAT SHAPE THE FUTURE OF OUTDOOR AND ACTIVE WELLNESS
Bring your vision for the future. We'll give you the tools and guidance to achieve it.
—of ourselves, our communities, and the outdoors—for the betterment of people and the planet. If you’re passionate about any of the focus areas below, we want to hear from you.
Services, experiences and products designed to help individuals and communities find physical, mental, social and communal wellness via connection to the outdoors and nature.
Services, experiences and products designed to help individuals and communities nourish, move and better understand their bodies.
Services, experiences and products designed to help individuals and communities understand, tend to, deepen and express their complex inner worlds.
“The VF Venture Foundry team has gone out of their way to support me as a founder.
I’m moving 1,000 times faster than I would have on my own.”
– Tana, Entrepreneur in Residence / Founder and CEO of ILLA
“I’ve worked with VF's brands and athletes throughout my career and it was refreshing to see so many women on the VF Venture Foundry team. As an EIR, I can open up this community to more women faster than I could on my own. I can tap into the huge base of VF consumers who are passionate about the adventure lifestyle and make it accessible to more women.”
Founder and CEO, ILLA
A collective for women in adventure sports
“The power of VF as a partner in your early-stage startup journey can’t be overstated. For us, the biggest benefit was the partnership potential that the organization provided. As a small company – 12 months into existence – VF used its network and influence to help us land a partnership with a multi-billion-dollar retailer! This would have taken at least a few years of proof points to get on our own but with VF as partner, we got it in year 1!!”
Founder and CEO, Out & Back
A marketplace for used outdoor gear