— Portfolio —

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

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

Ogee is a Vermont-based company that makes luxury organic skincare and beauty products.

DRINKmaple is a rapidly-growing maple water brand that features only one ingredient, straight from the tree.

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

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

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

Vocate is an online career services platform that creates meaningful connections between students and employers.

View All Clients

— 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, NativeEnergy, Ogee and Reilly’s HempVet.

View the Team

— Upcoming Events —

Road Pitch

September 24, 2017 / Shelburne Farms - Shelburne, VT

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.

Peak Pitch

March 8, 2018 / 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.

View All Events

— In The News —

Lee Tim TJ & Cairn

VCLF recently provided financing to Mamava, which is aggressively growing topline revenue & now employs 16: vermontbiz.com/news/…

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.

FreshTracks Capital Invests in Luxury Organic Skincare Company, Ogee

FreshTracks Capital announces its investment in Ogee, a Vermont-based company that makes luxury organic skincare and beauty products. Ogee products feature innovative and effective ingredients like Organic Jojoba Oil and Edelweiss Flower Plant Stem Cells to reduce wrinkles, instantly moisturize and restore healthy glowing skin.

Road Pitch 2017 Winners Announced, Join us at the Final Competition 10/19

The 4th Annual Road Pitch, a 5-day motorcycle tour of Vermont business bikers stopping in 10 towns to hear entrepreneurs pitch their businesses, wrapped up on August 4th, 2017. Join us for the Road Pitch Finals, featuring the winners from each of the 10 towns around VT, to be held at Champlain College on Thursday October 19th, 2017.

Read More News