RIO CHATO PROVIDES INVESTMENT, DEBT, AND GUIDANCE TO PASSIONATE ENTREPRENEURS BUILDING ACTIVE LIFESTYLE COMPANIES.

VISION

We’re changing the way active lifestyle companies are funded.

Rio Chato Investments partners with entrepreneurs to provide capital, guidance, and expertise to active lifestyle companies. These businesses are run by very passionate individuals who have a clear vision of how to transform their sport of choice, the environment, and the world.

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THE NITTY-GRITTY

We're here to help with the capital solutions to pair with your passion.

Regardless of how passionate entrepreneurs are, the active lifestyle industry is increasingly complicated - involving crowdfunding, foreign manufacturing, large down payments, long lead times, and seasonality.

 

Traditional capital sources have a difficult time understanding this complexity and are unable to provide capital solutions that are needed to start and grow such enterprises. Rio Chato is able to provide flexible capital investment, debt, and purchase order financing to help smooth out some of these bumps and drive growth in your business. 

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THE WHY

We believe in all the good that comes with spending time outdoors - your product helps that happen.

Rio Chato Investments was founded specifically to help outdoor industry entrepreneurs to overcome these obstacles and realize their dreams. The company provides a suite of short- and long-term debt solutions, PO financing as well as direct equity investment.

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WHO WE INVEST IN

It all begins with fanatical entrepreneurs hell-bent on changing the world – we simply provide the capital and know-how to help them realize these dreams. We are continually energized by the myriad experiences, adventures and lifestyles that are fueled by our portfolio companies. Whether keeping your steaks cold for a week in Indian Creek’s heat or powering months-long adventures in the Alaskan wilderness - they all have proven their ability to take their passion from the drawing-board to the backcountry.

 
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WHY THE ACTIVE LIFESTYLE MARKET?

A different approach, and a specific industry.

The Active Lifestyle Market in the United States represents more than $40.5 Billion in annual sales — a figure that is growing every year. Macro trends toward health, wellness and exercise, as well as a huge surge in outdoor participation spurred by Covid have only added fuel to this fire. We believe that this market is poised for continued strong growth and entrepreneurial innovation. We count ourselves lucky to be able to assist you and your company in adding to this trend. 

 
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INDUSTRY

OUR BRAND PARTNERS

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NON-PROFIT SPOTLIGHT

Fishing the Good Fight, was created in 2019 when founder Jennings Hester realized that this was the type of organization he wished he had access to 15 years ago. The Denver-based nonprofit leverages proven therapeutic benefits of fly fishing to support men’s mental health organizations while shining a light on the complex intersection of modern masculinity and mental health. The team at FTGF strives to help reduce the mental health stigma and provide resources to help men take action and subsidize necessary services.

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