Advantage Capital’s Annual Impact Report
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Our Impact

We believe capital changes lives.

Our investments aim to create a foundation for greater economic inclusion and community impact by growing small businesses, financing affordable housing and expanding renewable energy solutions.

A note from our Chief Impact Officer

After 30 years, we continue to push the envelope and shape the impact investing industry to ensure equity and empowerment for all entrepreneurs and business owners.

We work to consistently measure and demonstrate our impact efforts at every touch point—tracking and reporting job growth and security, employee health and welfare, wages and wealth creation, and everything in between.

With that, as we strive to strengthen communities, we believe investors have an opportunity—and obligation—to support profitability and prosperity for all. And, while we know there is still work to be done, we are prepared to do our part-remaining true to our mission while expanding the scope of how we make it happen.

— Sandra M. Moore,
Managing Director & Chief Impact Officer
Advantage Capital
Advantage Capital is pleased to publish its Annual Impact Report - outlining a thorough overview of investments and outcomes from the firm's efforts to grow small businesses, finance affordable homes and expand renewable energy solutions.

This year's Impact Report comprehensively captures 30 years of bringing capital and quality jobs to underserved areas.

Enclosed you will find stories from our portfolio, detailing the outstanding accomplishments of the entrepreneurs and business leaders we support.
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How Our Robust Data Verifies the Impact of Our Investments

We believe understanding impact requires meaningful measurement. After investing, we work closely with companies to track their performance twice a year, surveying our portfolio companies on key metrics such as average wage, health and wellness programs, wealth accumulation opportunities, job accessibility, minority and women ownership and targeted hiring programs.

Our portfolio companies report:

96%

of employees have health benefits

96%

of companies offer jobs accessible to those without a college degree

95%

of employees have access to wealth creation opportunities

74%

of employees receive training

11%

of companies reported new employees were able to leave public assistance

Invest in People

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A small business isn’t a product, or a building, or even an idea. People are what make a business. We invest in entrepreneurs and teams with passion and vision. If you’re a leader with an inhibitable drive, we want to help you thrive. From day one, we’re your partner. Let’s work toward your long-term vision together.

Make Impactful Investments

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We invest in businesses that are ready for growth. But more than that, they are innovators that can change how business is done. With our investments spanning a diverse range of industries, we focus on companies that develop or apply innovative technologies or approaches to products, systems and services. Giving businesses access to the capital they need helps us achieve our double-bottom-line objective: improving local communities through the impact of sustainable local business and employment growth and producing strong returns for our investing partners.

Support and Empower

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We want to partner with companies so that long after our investment, these driven entrepreneurs have the tools to continue to create change. We form relationships with great people running solid businesses. Our team uses our skills, experiences and networks to help small businesses capitalize on their growth for years to come. We want to give underserved small businesses and communities the push they need to achieve everything we know they’re capable of achieving.

Grow Underserved Communities

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The companies we work with are committed to their communities, which benefit as we help businesses increase their footprint and deepen their impact. Our history is full of companies that provide deep, positive impacts to their communities beyond just the jobs they create and the economic development they spur. We invested in our hometown after Hurricane Katrina because we believed in New Orleans and its small businesses. For instance, with our support, TurboSquid has been a leader in the economic recovery of New Orleans. In 2015, the company was named by the Silicon Bayou News as a notable contributor to making digital media one of the fastest growing industries in New Orleans, and founder Matt Wisdom was named to the NOLA 100, a list of 100 drivers of the local ecosystem. We work with many of our partner companies to help promote the long-term growth of the underserved communities they call home.

Stories of Impact

Our Offices

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