Saasable Launches in the QuickBooks App Store

Software startup Saasable announced today their launch in the QuickBooks App Store. Saasable is a financial reporting and analytics app that allows accountants and SMBs to automate recurring revenue metrics in a beautiful, real-time dashboard. To read the Press Release: click here.

Walmart will add 100 Mamava breastfeeding pods in stores across the U.S.

(CNN) Walmart is adding 100 Mamava lactation pods to stores across the US to give moms with babies a safe space to breastfeed.Mamava pods are private, free-standing spaces that give mothers a clean space to breastfeed or pump.Walmart’spartnership with Mamava is the idea of Walmart associate Tennille Webb. “When I discovered and used the Mamava pod… Read more »

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.

Quirky Lands $79MM Series D from GE

Quirky announced recently that it has raised $79 million and GE is playing a large role, taking a minority equity stage with a $30 million strategic investment.

Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman on CNBC

CNBC kicked off its “Disruptor 50” series with a piece on Quirky. The series reveals CNBC’s exclusive list of 50 companies that are disrupting status quo, beginning with those in the retail manufacturing sector.

GE Partners with Quirky

GE and Quirky announced a new partnership that will allow members of the Quirky community to participate in the development of new products with two global leaders in invention and innovation.

Peak Pitch – Entrepreneurs Get A Lift

This young CEO of Boston’s Lime Designs Inc., is well beyond the quirky inventor’s stage with this product. His current problem is finding investors to help him get The Edge out into the consumer barware market. This chairlift ride is an opportunity to do just that.

FreshTracks’ Early Years

FreshTracks Founder, Charlie Kireker, and Co-founder, Cairn Cross, share insights and a bit of history about their various ventures before and after the formation of FreshTracks Capital in 2001.  During the first several years of the Fund’s activities, Tim Davis and Lee Bouyea were brought on board.