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Advantage Capital

1 Disclosed Funding Rounds $77,000,000

104 Participating Investments $122,012,889


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Advantage Capital specializes in growth equity, lending, and mezzanine debt capital investment in companies at all stages of development.

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, North America (US)

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Founded date 01, 1992

Founders David Bergmann, Martin Bodenham, Steven T. Stull

Operating Status Active

Last Funding Type Debt Financing

Also known as Advantage Capital Partners


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Advantage Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in growth equity, lending, and mezzanine debt capital investment in companies at all stages of development: early, expansion equity, and later stage; except seed. It focuses on small businesses. Advantage Capital invests in low income communities, both urban and rural, and other investments supporting state and local economic development efforts. It seeks to invest in companies that develop or apply proprietary technologies or approaches to products, systems, and services primarily in the communication, information technology, information technology services, telecommunication services and communication equipments, business services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, life sciences, and energy industry, but also considers other opportunities. Advantage Capital seeks to invest in rural businesses involved in the production, processing and supply of agricultural products. It also provides debt capital in the form of senior debt, mezzanine debt, subordinated loans, government-guaranteed lending, business capital for investments and loans in underserved areas, and equity capital to real estate development firms and real estate projects. Advantage Capital primarily invests in Connecticut, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Maine, Midwest, Oregon, New York, Texas, Wisconsin, Mississippi, and the District of Columbia in the United States. It seeks to make an initial investment between $0.5 million and $10 million in companies with sales value less than 5 million. Advantage Capital can make larger and further investments based on pre-set milestones or subsequent financing events and prefers to co invest with other investment firms in the form of equity or deeply subordinated debt, to support bank lending. Occasionally, smaller investments are made depending on the stage of the investment. Advantage Capital typically invests in preferred equity securities and current or preferred debt instruments that are either convertible or issued with warrants. It seeks to invest in states and communities that are underserved by traditional sources of risk capital and focuses on state and federal economic development initiatives that bring businesses, technologies and jobs to communities that need them. David Bergmann, Martin Bodenham, and Steven T. Stull founded Advantage Capital in 1992. It has its its headquarters in New Orleans in Louisiana and additional offices across the United States.

Total Funding $346,000,000

Date Round Raised Lead
May, 22, 2014 Debt Financing $77,000,000 Citigroup

Advantage Capital Participated In the Following Investment Rounds (104)

Organization Name Lead? Round Partners Participating Raise Date
Cultiva Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $2,940,000 April, 23, 2020
First Orion Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $2,300,000 January, 10, 2020
Momentum Solar Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $4,100,000 November, 28, 2018
Mirac Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $7,550,000 October, 11, 2018
RXQ Compounding No Series A ------- $7,000,000 July, 23, 2018
Caddo River Forest Products No Venture - Series Unknown ------- Undisclosed June, 15, 2017
Grainful Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $3,300,000 June, 07, 2017
Fishpeople Seafood Yes Series B ------- $12,000,000 June, 06, 2017
Traxo No Series B ------- $5,200,000 December, 13, 2016
Pasta Chips No Series A ------- $3,000,000 October, 26, 2016
Caringo No Series B ------- $8,800,000 September, 29, 2016
NurturMe Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $3,700,000 July, 19, 2016
Pacific Ag Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $2,000,000 June, 24, 2016
Payveris No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $7,500,000 May, 31, 2016
DOmedia Yes Series A ------- $3,000,000 April, 20, 2016
Stirling Ultracold No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $5,500,000 March, 01, 2016
Cleveland HeartLab No Venture - Series Unknown ------- Undisclosed March, 01, 2016
FloShield No Venture - Series Unknown ------- Undisclosed March, 01, 2016
Hortau Yes Series C ------- $10,000,000 February, 04, 2016
PayIt No Series A ------- $4,500,000 January, 19, 2016
MasteryPrep No Debt Financing ------- $3,600,000 December, 14, 2015
Rheonix No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $28,600,000 October, 20, 2015
Veran Medical Technologies No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $25,000,000 September, 29, 2015
Shenandoah Growers Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $8,000,000 September, 03, 2015
Pacific Ag Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $7,000,000 July, 06, 2015
Hortau Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $5,000,000 June, 04, 2015
Cultiva Yes Series A ------- $3,950,000 May, 29, 2015
Genicon Yes Series B ------- $4,000,000 April, 20, 2015
BrightVolt No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $6,000,000 March, 02, 2015
OrderWithMe No Series B ------- $28,000,000 November, 17, 2014
Elevate Digital Yes Series B ------- $4,000,000 November, 07, 2014
Nanomech No Series B ------- $12,000,000 September, 17, 2014
Knoa Software No Series B ------- $5,062,889 July, 29, 2014
Beehive Industries Yes Series A ------- $2,500,000 July, 16, 2014
Skystream Markets No Series A ------- $4,000,000 January, 21, 2014
Traxo Yes Series A ------- $4,240,000 September, 25, 2013
Knoa Software No Series A ------- $7,500,000 December, 03, 2012
QuaDPharma Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $1,000,000 November, 20, 2012
New Haven Pharmaceuticals No Series A ------- $6,490,000 October, 29, 2012
Emme E2MS No Series A ------- $3,000,000 October, 11, 2012
3DR Laboratories Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $7,200,000 August, 23, 2012
NovaTract Surgical No Series A ------- $2,370,000 June, 25, 2012
Prioria Robotics Yes Series C ------- $5,500,000 June, 25, 2012
Elevate Digital Yes Series A ------- $2,700,000 May, 30, 2012
LiveClips Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $2,150,000 February, 14, 2012
Glori Energy No Series C ------- $20,000,000 January, 24, 2012
BinOptics Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $13,300,000 December, 15, 2011
agencyQ Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $1,600,000 September, 07, 2011
The Green Life Guides No Private Equity ------- Undisclosed June, 03, 2011
Esperance Pharmaceuticals No Series B ------- $7,500,000 June, 01, 2011
Veran Medical Technologies Yes Series B ------- $15,000,000 March, 18, 2011
NovaTract Surgical No Seed ------- $150,000 March, 16, 2011
Keahole Solar Power No Series B ------- $9,000,000 December, 26, 2009
Capturion Network No Venture - Series Unknown ------- Undisclosed December, 02, 2009
Computime Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $2,000,000 October, 20, 2009
Pasteuria Bioscience No Series B ------- $2,800,000 July, 30, 2009
FleetCor Technologies No Series E ------- $100,000,000 April, 08, 2009
ArcMail Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $3,000,000 January, 01, 2009
SensorTran No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $3,500,000 December, 15, 2008
SoftSwitching Technologies No Series E ------- $2,000,000 September, 10, 2008
Waste Remedies Yes Series B ------- $7,500,000 July, 26, 2008
SOMS Technologies Yes Series A ------- $250,000 June, 13, 2008
Portico Learning Solutions No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $1,000,000 March, 18, 2008
NeuWave Medical No Series A ------- $4,500,000 February, 08, 2008
Cellectar Biosciences No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $13,000,000 January, 08, 2008
SensorTran Yes Series B ------- $8,000,000 December, 20, 2007
Selltis Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- Undisclosed December, 03, 2007
iCardiac Technologies No Series B ------- Undisclosed November, 14, 2007
Arc Solutions Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $2,000,000 August, 15, 2007
Quest Global Manufacturing Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $5,000,000 August, 07, 2007
Bizzuka No Series A ------- $1,700,000 June, 11, 2007
Singulex No Series D ------- $19,000,000 June, 07, 2007
Pasteuria Bioscience No Series B ------- $5,300,000 May, 01, 2007
U.S. Fiduciary Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $9,000,000 April, 12, 2007
Quickoffice No Series D ------- $7,000,000 February, 05, 2007
Quick Study Radiology Yes Series D ------- $3,300,000 January, 31, 2007
Adventure Central No Series B ------- $3,500,000 January, 10, 2007
Flying Fish Creative Services No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $2,400,000 December, 08, 2006
Portico Learning Solutions No Series A ------- $2,400,000 December, 07, 2006
iCardiac Technologies Yes Series A ------- $4,000,000 November, 08, 2006
Synacor No Series C ------- $17,000,000 October, 24, 2006
Arc Solutions No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $1,000,000 October, 24, 2006
Singulex No Series C ------- $9,350,000 July, 17, 2006
Virent Energy Systems No Series A ------- $7,500,000 June, 11, 2006
GridPoint No Series B ------- $16,000,000 May, 01, 2006
Invision.com No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $5,000,000 January, 31, 2006
Quickoffice No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $11,500,000 January, 01, 2006
Commerciant, LP No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $2,500,000 December, 14, 2005
Allworx Yes Series A ------- $4,000,000 August, 01, 2005
GridApp Systems No Series A ------- $5,000,000 July, 02, 2005
Quickoffice No Series C ------- $7,000,000 May, 25, 2005
Quick Study Radiology Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $2,000,000 January, 19, 2005
Pasteuria Bioscience No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $250,000 January, 04, 2005
Synacor No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $5,460,000 October, 21, 2004
GridApp Systems Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- Undisclosed July, 07, 2004
Synacor Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- Undisclosed February, 12, 2004
Pasteuria Bioscience No Series A ------- Undisclosed January, 01, 2004
AuthenTec No Series C ------- $12,100,000 March, 10, 2003
Stereotaxis No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $20,000,000 January, 10, 2003
Selltis No Series B ------- $3,000,000 October, 26, 2001
TurboSquid Yes Series A ------- $5,100,000 June, 28, 2001
Comet Systems No Series C ------- $20,000,000 July, 11, 2000
PowerAdz Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $9,000,000 January, 06, 2000
FleetCor Technologies No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $10,000,000 December, 28, 1999