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Boulderite David Link formed the new firm with business partner Ken Greer, Bob Sutherland, who is the general partner and owner of Sutherland Lumber Co., and John Maggio, a co-founder of Boulder Canyon Potato Chips.
Link is a founder of Greenmont Capital Partners, a Boulder-based investment fund that has investments in Door to Door Organics Inc. in Louisville and Madhava Natural Sweeteners in Lyons.
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Blue Sage has an office at 3390 Valmont Road, the former site of Sutherland’s hardware store and lumber yard. The firm’s target client is a company looking to raise about $2 million, Link said. The federally licensed firm charges client companies a standard fee to raise capital, Link said, without giving financial further details.
The firm is working on “deal pipeline” of financing projects related to two food companies and a fitness product company with an overall value of $10 million, Link said.
One product is ViPR, a piece of exercise equipment created by a San Francisco entrepreneur, he said. ViPR stands for vitality, performance, reconditioning, and is a cylindrical metal object used in fitness training.
Another agreement is to provide up to $5 million in growth capital to Circle Fresh Farms, a hydroponic tomato-growing company near Fort Lupton, Link said.
Blue Sage also plans to raise capital for From the Farmer, a company in the Washington, D.C., metro area that regular shares of vegetables to customers who pay in advance for the service, Link said.