An early-stage venture capital firm focused on financing businesses in Vermont and surrounding regions, FreshTracks’ expertise, networks, resources and capital support innovative businesses through multiple rounds of financing and stages of growth.
Mamava delivers design solutions for nursing mothers on the go, making the world a friendlier place to pump or breast feed.
DealerPolicy provides auto dealers with a digital platform built on a simple premise: customers get far more value when they buy insurance at the same time that they buy their car.
The EatingWell Media Group became the leading national source of contemporary nutrition, cooking and wellness information for a growing audience of health-conscious readers and digital users.
Ogee’s clean-label, certified organic skincare products feature innovative and effective ingredients reduce wrinkles, instantly moisturize and restore healthy, smooth, and glowing skin.
SunCommon was founded with a mission is to tear down the barriers to renewable energy and make going solar easy and affordable for all.
Caledonia Spirits was founded on a vision to support working landscapes and local agriculture by making Barr Hill craft spirits from regional raw materials.
Faraday is a B2B cloud software provider which uses ethical artificial intelligence to help direct to consumer companies make predictions using responsible data.
Based in Shelburne VT, FreshTracks Capital manages a family of early-stage venture capital funds that are invested with a core focus on Vermont companies.
Fresh Tracks Capital favors businesses with the potential for creating defensible competitive advantages, and seeks out proven, high-performing management teams to lead these companies. Learn more about some of the businesses we work with.
WHO WE ARE
Meet Our Team
The experience, education, background and resources of the FreshTracks team make it a deeply rooted yet agile investor.
Cairn G. Cross
Co-founder & Managing Director
Cross is a co-founder of FreshTracks Capital and has served as a Managing Director of the firm since its founding in 2000. Cairn is the lead partner for FreshTracks’ investments in Faraday, DealerPolicy, ThinkMD, Virtual Peaker, Vermont Teddy Bear, SunCommon, NativeEnergy and Mamava.
Lee E. Bouyea
General Partner & Managing Director
Lee Bouyea is General Partner and Managing Director at FreshTracks Capital, focusing his efforts on software and technology investments for the firm. Lee is currently the lead partner for the FreshTracks portfolio companies: Benchmark Space Systems, Resonant Link, Infisense, ImageRelay, Saasable, AskFora & Defendify.
General Partner & Managing Director
T.J. Whalen is General Partner and Managing Director at FreshTracks Capital, focusing his efforts on consumer opportunities for the fund. Whalen currently serves on a number of boards, including Caledonia Spirits, SunCommon, Zero Gravity, NativeEnergy, and Ogee, and is board chair at 1% for the Planet.
Holly J. Killary
Holly is Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant for FreshTracks Capital, and is responsible for managing portfolio company documents and the fund accounting, assisting with quarterly and year end financial reporting, annual audits, and event planning.
Peak Pitch 2022
FreshTracks Capital announces the return of Peak Pitch, a start-up business pitch event on the slopes, scheduled for Tuesday March 22 at Sugarbush Resort….
InfiSense graduates from Creative Destruction Lab & Successfully Raises New Round of Capital
InfiSense, a Burlington SaaS data company launched in 2019 that provides real world data feeds to the analysts, engineers and experts solving today’s most complex problems, announced that it graduated…
Cairn Cross’ presentation detailing Vermont’s Private Investment Landscape in 2020
This presentation was part of Vermont Community Foundation’s “Invest in Vermont” Series held virtually during February 2021. To view the full video presentations from the conference, please click here….
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