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We're committed to driving investment capital to rural Pennsylvania.

By investing in small businesses that are ready for growth, we can empower those businesses to create significant impact. That’s why we provide flexible capital to facilitate growth for businesses across the Keystone State.
We believe capital changes lives.

Small businesses and the entrepreneurs who power them are fundamental to the economy, driving inclusive economic expansion that allows people and communities to thrive.

We provide flexible capital to qualifying Pennsylvania companies across industry sectors and at any stage of development.

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA

UP TO $2.5 MILLION CHECK SIZE

PRIMARY BUSINESS OPERATIONS CITY <50K POPULATION

TARGETED INDUSTRIES: MANUFACTURING, PLANT SCIENCES, SERVICES, OR TECHNOLOGY

Our financing offers flexible structures and repayment terms, specifically tailored to the needs of each company.

FINANCING OPTIONS

SENIOR-STRETCH DEBT

MINORITY PREFERRED EQUITY

SUBORDINATE/MEZZANINE DEBT

UNITRANCHE

Need patient, flexible capital for your business or project?

We’re here to help.

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Our Team

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Tucker Hase
Analyst

Tucker Hase is an analyst on the investment team where he is responsible for sourcing investments and providing due diligence support.

Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Tucker worked as a search intern on the formulations division of Endolytx where aided in the development of novel techniques to combat nontuberculous mycobacterial infections.

Tucker attended Northeastern University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences.

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

Anan Balaji is an analyst on the investment team where he is responsible for sourcing investments and providing due diligence support.

Prior to joining Advantage Capital, Anan was an investment banking analyst at Wells Fargo Securities where he managed and analyzed client investment portfolios.

Anan received his bachelor’s degree in economics from New York University.

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Pete Grum
Venture Partner

Pete Grum serves as a Venture Partner for Advantage Capital and continues his career of investing in private companies. He has spent the past 25 years president, chief executive officer and director of a publicly traded investment company.

Pete received his MBA in finance from Rochester Institute of Technology and his bachelors in economics from Eisenhower College. He is currently an adjunct professor at University of Buffalo where he teaches corporate finance. His various community activities include board roles as trustee of Buffalo State College, Community Foundation, Horizon Health, 43 North and a variety of investment committees.

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

Riley McCarthy is an associate at Advantage Capital. In his role, he is responsible for sourcing investments, supporting business development efforts and providing due diligence support.

Riley brings more than four years of experience in the investment consulting space to the team. Most recently, he was an analyst and business development team member at Prime Buchholz, LLC.

He holds a bachelor of science in actuarial mathematics with a minor in economics from the University of Pittsburgh, and is currently a CFA Level III candidate.

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

Sam Schlichting is an associate at Advantage Capital. As a member of the firm’s investment team, he is responsible for sourcing investments, supporting business development efforts and providing due diligence support.

He graduated from Colgate University with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. While attending Colgate, Sam was a member of the football team.