Investing in Small Businesses

Why Advantage Capital? 

For nearly 30 years Advantage Capital has been dedicated to bringing businesses, jobs and technologies to communities that have historically lacked access to investment capital, while producing competitive returns to our investors. Our dynamic team is made up of talented professionals committed to pushing this mission forward while cultivating a welcoming and inclusive culture where excellence thrives.
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Delivering Returns

Advantage Capital's 2020-2021 Impact Report.
“The culture at Advantage Capital is something that can’t be found at larger global corporations. Here, you see our leaders putting our people first. Advantage Capital offers you a true sense of belonging and a feeling that you are able to make a difference. Working in a department such as syndication, you can really see the positive impact the firm pushes for in the areas that need it most.”
Kenneth Blasingame
Affordable Housing/Syndication
“What impresses me most about Advantage Capital is the outstanding benefits that are provided to all employees. Additionally, as an active member of the United States Air Force Auxiliary, Advantage Capital is very accommodating and fully supports my commitment outside of the office. This is extremely important as it allows me to achieve mission readiness so I can serve my country to the fullest extent.”
Daniel Stoute
Director of Information Technology
“Advantage Capital is able to adjust to the political leadership at both the federal and local levels to provide capital in communities who need it most. Our team members have the opportunity to invest the best of themselves into our mission, knowing their work can make a true difference in the communities we invest in.”
Valentino Rovere
Vice President
“One of the best things about Advantage Capital is the collaborative culture. What we do is so unique, and the entire firm truly works as a team to help drive investment capital to underserved parts of the country. We work across tax credit programs, across the capital stack, and across industries, so there is always something new to learn. Whenever I’ve turned to my coworkers, they have always made the time to work together to see how we can try to make a program work or get a new deal done.”
Swetha Krishnakumar
Senior Associate

How We Invest

Since 1992, we have invested nearly $2.6 billion in over 700 companies, spanning a diverse array of industry sectors and covering the entire risk spectrum.

2.6 Billion

invested since 1992

700

company partners

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A word from our founder

Our people, our values and our mission make Advantage Capital what it is, and our 140+ employees are the driving force behind our success and impact. I’m honored to work every day with good people whose ideas, passion and dedication make great things happen.

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Hear what our VP of talent has to say

At Advantage Capital, our people truly are our advantage.  Our entire firm is built around making a real difference in the communities where we invest. Here, you’ll work with amazing, passionate people who care about ensuring the success of our portfolio companies and each other. We’re looking for talented individuals at all professional levels to join our team.  I personally invite you to explore the benefits of a career with Advantage Capital and find your place on our team.

How We Invest

Since 1992, we have invested nearly $2.6 billion in over 700 companies, spanning a diverse array of industry sectors and covering the entire risk spectrum.

2.6 Billion

invested since 1992

700

company partners

Equity

Advantage Capital - Investment Capital for Small Businesses - United States, Finance, Capital, Investment, wealth, local community

Our work with entrepreneurs gives us a unique perspective on both the challenges and resources available for capital-constrained organizations. From day one, we are our portfolio companies' partner and use our experience to work together to capitalize on their vision.

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Debt

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We want to be a go-to expert for businesses in need of financing, helping them access creative and flexible capital solutions, as well as an ongoing source of guidance and support for our portfolio companies.

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Small Business and Other Government Guaranteed Loans

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As volatile as our economy is, there's no shortage of opportunities. Entrepreneurs thrive during tough times – creating jobs, commerce and vitality. We are here to help turn an opportunity into a reality. We specialize in flexibility, variety and possibility.

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Solar

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Our flexible tax equity financing solutions allow sponsors to retain larger, long-term ownership stakes in the projects they work so hard to develop.

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Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners

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We invest in companies involved in the production and processing of food. It’s no secret that businesses in rural America face a shortage of investment capital. Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners is focused on making impactful investments to foster growth and job creation in those rural communities.

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Affordable Housing Equity and State Tax Credits

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For over 20 years, Advantage Capital has invested in businesses located in neighborhoods that have been overlooked by traditional markets. Now, financing housing in these same communities allows us to create even more positive and lasting impacts.

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Who we are

At Advantage Capital, we believe in creating a work environment where our employees feel supported, valued, and can thrive. We are smart, innovative and entrepreneurially minded. We bring the best and the brightest talent together with a standout culture, highly autonomous yet collaborative environment, and outstanding benefits.

We fundamentally believe that capital can change lives, and we hire those with the passion and drive to help us do so.

Our Portfolio

Culture

Keeping our employees engaged, satisfied and growing is our top priority, which is visible through learning opportunities and training, outreach and engagement, company-wide retreats and team-building activities, volunteer opportunities, social events and more.  

Through our employee engagement surveys, we have found that employees rank respect among colleagues, having meaningful work, and work autonomy extremely high at Advantage Capital. Our employees know that every single person has value, and this is shown through our incredible office culture.

Commitment to Diversity

At Advantage Capital, we strive to create a diverse, inclusive culture and a sense of belonging for all. We know that the businesses and communities we invest in are made up of people from all walks of life, and we are working hard to emulate this within our teams. Below are a few areas of focus as we continue to increase diversity into our daily practices.

Within our firm:
Our developing women’s affinity group is focused on creating a space for women to develop professionally, furthering a sense of community and connection. 

Our standardized and competitive selection process includes expanded recruitment outreach to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other diversity-centered organizations and platforms that allow us access to the most inclusive talent pools. 

We are active participants in programs such as the Open Access Fellowship, created to increase diverse representation in community development finance, with a focus on Black and Latinx communities. 

Total Rewards

Great benefits

Our competitive benefits include a variety of insurance plans, savings opportunities, generous paid parental leave and more.

Work life balance

Advantage Capital values employee wellbeing both on and off the clock. We provide paid personal and vacation days, nine paid holidays, community service opportunities, gym membership, an employee assistance program, paid volunteer days, company gift matching and paid parking.

Investing in your future

We provide multiple opportunities to help our employees prepare for their future at Advantage Capital and beyond. We offer a 401(k) with company match, an employee stock program, training development and a performance management program.

Job opportunities

Advantage Capital is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, and all other statuses protected by law.