FreshTracks Capital

FreshTracks Capital

FreshTracks Capital invests in seed and early stage financing businesses in Vermont and neighboring regions.

Founded in 2000, FreshTracks Capital is a venture capital firm headquartered in Shelburne, Vermont. The firm seeks to make seed and early-stage investments. The firm prefers to invest in companies operating in the software, hardware, telecommunications, alternative energy, media, semiconductor, consumer services and biotechnology sectors in and around Vermont.

FreshTracks is a seed & early stage venture capital firm focused on financing businesses in Vermont and surrounding regions. The firm is investing out of its 2016 vintage FreshTracks IV Fund, which is managed by co-founder Cairn Cross, T.J. Whalen & Lee Bouyea. FreshTracks' expertise, networks, resources and capital support businesses through multiple rounds of financing and stages of growth.

Investment

FreshTracks Capital's investments include Solais Lighting, Draker, SolarOne Solutions, NativeEnergy, Quirky, NEHP, Aircuity, Medical Metrx Solutions, Eatingwell Media Group and Budnitz Bicycles.

Their exited investments include Quirky, Ello, GetWellNetwork, Reilly's HempVet, Solais Lighting, Vermont Teddy Bear, Eatingwell Media Group and Sequel Industrial Products.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Mophie

Mophie is a California-based technology company founded by Ben Kaufman.

Consumer electronics
California
Faraday

Solar power
Vermont Teddy Bear Company

Vermont Teddy Bear Company is a Shelburne, Vermont-based company.

E-commerce
Shelburne, Vermont
Kohort

Kohort is a social media company founded by Steve Blood.

Social media
NativeEnergy (company)

NativeEnergy is a Burlington, Vermont-based carbon offset company specializing in software for accounting carbon offsets and renewable energy credits.

Software
Burlington, Vermont
BuysideFX

BuysideFX is a financial services company founded by Ty Danco, Scott Bevill and Shereen Shermak.

Financial services
Virtual Peaker

Virtual Peaker is a Louisville, Kentucky-based company.

Sustainable energy
Louisville, Kentucky
Patient Engagement Systems

Company

Burlington, Vermont
GetWellNetwork, Inc.

GetWellNetwork, Inc. is a software company.

Software
NEHP

NEHP is a semiconductor company.

Semiconductor
Auterra

Company

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
FreshTracks Capital III, L.P.
20,000,000
1,050,000
Shelburne, Vermont
August 20, 2013
FreshTracks Capital IV, L.P.
25,000,000
Shelburne, Vermont
March 2, 2016
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People

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Cairn Cross

Employee

Lee Bouyea

Employee

Zachary Delasin

Employee

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