— Portfolio —

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Designing classic handmade bears made in VT for over 20 years. Now also offering Calyx Flowers & PajamaGrams.

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The EatingWell Media Group is emerging as a leading national source of contemporary nutrition, cooking and wellness

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SunCommon’s is tearing down the barriers to renewable energy by making it easy for all its customers to go solar.

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Ello is a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers.

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Mamava delivers design solutions for nursing mothers on the go, making the world a friendlier place for women to pump or breast feed.

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IrisVR is a software platform allowing architects to automatically convert their design files into a virtual reality format.

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Social Sentinel helps safety and security officials better protect their communities by alerting officials to threats shared – publicly – and right now.

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Wuu is a beautiful and private messaging platform created by serial entrepreneur Paul Budnitz, with help from about 2000 friends.

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— Our Team —

Lee E. Bouyea

Managing Director

Bouyea is a Managing Director at FreshTracks Capital. He joined the team in 2005 during the investing life of FreshTracks’ first fund. Bouyea serves on the Boards of Social Sentinel, Patient Engagement Systems & Bridj, and is an Observer to Ello, Auterra, Mamava and Horse Network.

Cairn G. Cross

Co-founder / Managing Director

Cross is a co-founder of FreshTracks Capital and serves as a Managing Director of the Fund. He serves on the Boards of Vermont Teddy Bear, NativeEnergy, Faraday, Mamava & Budnitz Bicycles and is an Observer to the Board at SunCommon.

T.J. Whalen

Managing Director

T.J. Whalen is a Managing Director at FreshTracks Capital. He joined the firm in 2016 to launch and deploy the FreshTracks IV fund. Whalen currently serves on the Boards of SunCommon, Budnitz Bicycles and NativeEnergy.

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— Upcoming Events —

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Road Pitch

August 8, 2017 / 10 towns across Vermont

FreshTracks’ Road Pitch sends Business Bikers on the Road for a 4 day road trip across Vermont in search of the best and brightest entrepreneurs across the state. The Road Warriors hold Office Hours in select towns across the Green Mountains to solicit pitches from teams of entrepreneurs seeking advice and capital.

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Peak Pitch

March 9, 2017 / Sugarbush Resort, Warren, VT

Matching Entrepreneurs & Investors on the Chairlift, Peak Pitch is a skiing, networking & pitching event FreshTracks organizes at Sugarbush Resort in March of each year.

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— In The News —

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Join us for the LaunchVT Final Competition tomorrow Fri 5/12 at 4 PM at Main Street Landing in Burlington VT. m.sevendaysvt.com/ve…

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T.J. Whalen Joins the Firm to Launch FreshTracks 4

FreshTracks Capital has launched a new venture fund designed to heat up new business in Vermont. The fourth fund in FreshTracks Capital’s family of Vermont-focused early-stage investment funds will target investment in up to 15 new companies over the next few years. To help manage the new fund, T.J. Whalen has joined as General Partner and Managing Director.

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FreshTracks’ Road Pitch Hits the Highway Looking For Investments

Road Pitch 2016 brought entrepreneurs and investors together for five days of touring Vermont to listen to about 50 local startups pitch their business ideas. The Road Pitch riders offer feedback to help startups learn more about the “business of business.” Read the press coverage in the Boston Globe.

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LCRCC Names FreshTracks Vermont Business of the Year

The Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce named FreshTracks Capital its Business of the Year at the annual dinner held in November at the Sheraton Convention Center in South Burlington.

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