VC  Advantage Capital Partners

     Office Locations:

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 1500
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-725-0800
Fax: 314-725-4265

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  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Software & Internet



    Advantage Capital Partners is a group of venture capital partnerships that has raised more than $2 billion in capital. Founded in 1992, the firm has grown to include offices in Missouri, Louisiana, New York, Texas, California, Illinois, Florida, Mississippi and Washington, D.C., with affiliated offices in Alabama, Colorado and Wisconsin. The firm's focus is primarily in the Communication, Information Technology, Life Science and Energy sectors in markets that are underserved by other private equity funds. Advantage makes investments in companies at all stages except seed round financings. Advantage's typical initial investment ranges from $500,000 to $2 million. Advantage also provides small business financing through BizCapital, Advantage Capital's wholly owned non-depository financial institution that is licensed by the Federal Government to make SBA and USDA loans. Established in 1999, BizCapital's primary mission hinges on offering small companies competitive loan structures, which are government guaranteed in nature. BizCapital investments typically are straight debt instruments, debt with warrants, or convertible debentures in the preferred industries of basic manufacturing, marine transportation, retail, health services, and energy. Investments range from as small as $250,000 to as large as $5,000,000, and in most cases are secured or semi-secured by fixed asset collateral. In 2005, Advantage Capital also established a Small Business Finance Fund of $32 million for companies and entrepreneurs in low-income communities.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Charles H. Booker Principal
    Christopher C. Harris VIce President
    Damon L. Rawie Managing Director
    Franchesca Lorio SVP
    James O' Rourke Managing Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series A


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