Mamava, located in Burlington, Vermont delivers design solutions for nursing mothers on the go, making the world a friendlier place for women to breast pump or breast feed. The initial Mamava products are a series of free standing “pods”, uniquely shaped rooms with a locking door for privacy often located in public buildings such as airports, malls, zoos, office buildings, convention centers and even Fenway Park. The pods are built by wholly owned subsidiary Mamava Manufacturing in Springfield, Vermont and are intentionally designed, easy to clean and legally compliant with federal state and local laws. The company was co-founded by “intrapreneurs” Sascha Mayer and Christine Dodson while working at Solidarity Design in Burlington VT. Sascha and Christine were named Vermont’s small business person of the year in 2018.
Mamava has been featured in the New York Times, Today Show, Forbes, Fast Company, People, and many national and regional media outlets across the United States. Mamava advocates for the right of all women to breast pump and breast feed and provides resources for breast pumping and breast feeding “lactivists” to advance solutions for nursing mothers.
The company raised a Series Seed round led by FreshTracks Capital in July 2015 after making a successful pitch at the 2015 FreshTracks Peak Pitch event at Sugarbush. FreshTracks has continued to make follow on investments in the company from FreshTracks Capital III and the FreshTracks Growth Fund.