|Venture Fund Member Profile
Based in Shelburne VT, FreshTracks Capital L.P. manages $25 million in venture capital that is invested with a core focus on Vermont. FreshTracks pursues investing opportunities in high-growth, private companies in the underserved capital markets of Vermont and the adjacent counties of New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. FreshTracks' investment criteria focuses on the following four primary attributes:
* Quality of the management team
* Attractiveness of the market opportunity
* Innovativeness of the product or service
* Strength of the business model
We favor technology-driven businesses because of their potential for creating defensible competitive advantages, and seek out proven, high-performing management teams to lead these companies.
FreshTracks draws on the financial resources and talents of over 60 limited partners, many of whom are successful entrepreneurs in their own right. Institutional investors also contribute significant expertise and their networks to our funds, including: Middlebury College, Vermont Community Foundation, TD Banknorth, National Life Insurance Group, Key Bank, Vermont Public Radio, and Merchants Bank.
In addition, our Vermont-based Venture Fund maintains close relations with numerous organizations throughout the state who help to build the entrepreneurial economy of Vermont, including: Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, (VCET), The Vermont Venture Network (VVN), North Country Angels (NCA), Vermont Investors Forum (VIF), Vermont EPSCOR, Vermont Small Business Development Center (VTSBDC), VSJF's Peer-to-Peer Collaborative, Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA), Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF), Vermont SBIR Program, Vermont Tech Council, InventVermont, Digital Bridges Program at Middlebury College, the Vermont Software Developers Alliance (VTSDA), Champlain College BYOBiz program, VT Department of Economic Development, and many others.
FreshTracks is dedicated to building exceptional businesses in the environs of Vermont.
Fresh Tracks Capital
Lee Bouyea joined the FreshTracks team as an Associate in September 2005, was promoted to Principal in July 2006, then to Managing Director in June 2007. In his capacity as Managing Director of FreshTracks, Bouyea currently serves on the Boards of Vermedx, NEHP, and is Chair of the Board at Draker Labs. Lee also formerly served on the Boards of mophie & Kluster, currently known as Quirky Inc.
Bouyea’s professional background includes marketing, product and business development experience working for eBay, Nextel Communications and for the venture-backed startup Ebates.com. Lee is a native of Burlington, VT where his family owned and operated Bouyea-Fassetts Bakery for three generations. Bouyea-Fassetts successfully sold its assets to the Freihofer Baking Co. in 1989, a wholly owned subsidiary of Philip Morris Inc.
Bouyea graduated from Colgate University in 1997 and earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2005. While at Dartmouth, Lee was selected to be a Fellow at Tuck’s Center for Digital Strategies, where his studies focused on the Digital Media industry.
Lee is an active member of the Vermont community and serves on the Board of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce (LCRCC), and as Secretary for Burlington City Arts. He was also a graduating member of the Leadership Champlain Class of 2009. Bouyea serves on the Vermont Tech Council and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Vermont Investors Forum. Lee is also a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable.
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