The Cap Raise: Governance

Post-investment, most investors who lead an investment round, and particularly institutional investors, want some governance rights or control over the future decisions made by the company.

The Cap Raise: Valuation

Valuation is one of several economic terms which primarily govern how much money investors make under different circumstances. VCs and BDs are both options for raising capital, and both will work with clients to come to a shared valuation.

The Cap Raise: Introduction

This blog, “The Cap Raise”, is a collaboration between Cairn Cross of FreshTracks Capital and Diane Abruzzini of Holdings, Inc. We intend to discuss the differences between raising funding from venture capital firms and raising funding via broker-dealers

Road Pitch 2016

The third annual FreshTracks Road Pitch will take place from Monday August 1st through Friday August 5th with motorcycle riders hitting the roads of Vermont and stopping in 10 towns to listen to at least 50 entrepreneurial pitches.

FreshTracks Road Pitch 2015 Video Review

FreshTracks Road Pitch version of Peak Pitch is summarized in another great video of the August 2015 event where “business bikers” stop in small towns throughout the state and listen to entrepreneurial pitches.

Cairn Cross on BFP’s “The Table”

FreshTracks Co-Founder, Cairn Cross, was interviewed on the Burlington Free Press weekly segment “The Table” last month, with BFP panel members Al Getler, Aki Soga, and Dan D’Ambrosio.

Peak Pitch Wrap Up 2015

  Many thanks to the entrepreneurs, investors, and sponsors who participated in Peak Pitch ’15 at Sugarbush Resort on March 12.  A record number of entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to investors and advisors throughout the morning.  Attendees enjoyed a day of networking and pitching, and Congressman Peter Welch made a surprise guest appearance.  To… Read more »