Venture is designed to bring the impeccable quality and heritage of veg-tanned leather from Tuscany to the daily needs of Silicon Valley tech pros and world travelers. Every Venture comes with integrated bluetooth tracking powered by Tile. Tile connects with your mobile device to tell you within feet how far you are from your Venture, and it rings on command to ensure you can locate your backpack anywhere, anytime. Venture can also generate its own lightening fast WiFi signal with the optional addition of Karma Go, ensuring that you can stay connected no matter where your Venture takes you.

Designed in L.A. and handmade in LA & Italy, Venture is ideal for long trips and daily commutes. Among its interior features is a built-in, TSA-approved “tray” for your laptop and other electronics, meaning you don’t have to remove your device from the Venture when passing through airport security. The Venture also has dedicated spaces for a tablet (with screen cleaning micro-fiber lining), stylus, headphones and power adapter; with an exterior “tech pod” that provides easy access to smaller gear.

Crafted from premium, 100% vegetable-tanned leather from Tuscany, the Venture offers a unisex design in five colors: Black, Bomber, Cognac, French Grey and Toffee. Each Venture comes standard with Tile starting at $xxx; optional Karma WiFi is an additional $175. There will be a "mini" size for laptop sizes 11", 12", and 13" as well as the "regular" size which will accommodate 15".

The Venture Backpack has been beta-tested by tech pros from Google and Facebook, as well as celebrities including Alton Brown and Howard Stern. It will be available for preorder on March 25th. Please let me know if you’d like to feature the Venture in an upcoming issue, or online once available. High-res images and samples available upon request. Finally, please keep in mind This Is Ground founder Mike Macadaan will be in NYC in late March, and we’d love to meet with you and show you the Venture in person. Thank you!