The Faction Collective - manufacturers of high performance freeride and freestyle skis since 2006.
Skis are more than just pieces of wood, steel & fibreglass. They are tools of escape. A medium for personal expression. A way to challenge fears, push limits & share incredible experiences with friends.
The Faction Collective was formed in 2006 by a group of friends with the aim of creating the best designed & built freeride & freestyle skis you can buy, with a world-class manufacturing base in heart of the European Alps and a strong commitment to social and environmental sustainability. Every year new ideas and products expand our range - but the manifesto remains the same.
In 2010 we partnered with Swiss helmet manufacturer TSG to produce a new line of lightweight, high performance protection, and in 2012 we are working with acclaimed French skier Candide Thovex to create a range of revolutionary superlight park and freeride skis using recycled PET cores and minimalist graphics that support our ethos of uncompromised performance.
From our bases in Verbier, Switzerland and Breckenridge, USA we still ski over 100 days a year, refining our products and keeping the stoke alive. We hope you are too.
Funding Rounds (13) - $5.67MUpdate
|Date||Amount / Round||Valuation||Lead Investor||Investors|
|Dec, 2015||£775.87k / Equity Crowdfunding||—||—||2|
|Dec, 2015||undisclosed amount / Venture||—||Balz Roth||2|
|Sep, 2015||undisclosed amount / Venture||—||Balz Roth||2|
|Apr, 2015||$4.5M / Series A||—||—||3|
|Mar, 2015||undisclosed amount / Venture||—||Balz Roth||2|
|Jul, 2014||undisclosed amount / Venture||—||Balz Roth||2|
|Apr, 2014||undisclosed amount / Venture||—||Balz Roth||2|
|Jun, 2013||undisclosed amount / Venture||—||Balz Roth||2|
|Mar, 2013||undisclosed amount / Venture||—||Balz Roth||2|
|Oct, 2012||undisclosed amount / Series A||—||Balz Roth||3|
|Nov, 2011||undisclosed amount / Venture||—||Balz Roth||2|
|Apr, 2010||undisclosed amount / Seed||—||Balz Roth||6|
|Dec, 2006||undisclosed amount / Seed||—||—||1|
|Balz Roth||Seed (Lead)||-|
|Series A (Lead)||-|
|Go Beyond Investing||Seed||-|
|Octopus Ventures||Series A|
|Startive Ventures||Equity Crowdfunding||-|
Current Team (5)Update
Fernie, British Columbia