Since 2011, Stony Lonesome Group has invested over $7m across 25+ early stage portfolio companies with a strong focus on backing entrepreneurs who are Military Veterans
Create value for investors while making a difference in National Security & Veteran Care
Stony Lonesome Group is a boutique merchant bank that makes early stage venture capital investments. By definition, a merchant bank is a principal investor and not just an advisor or an investment banker. Our value proposition is that we provide individual investors and small family offices access to unique early stage companies that we originate and lead and allow them to invest their capital alongside sophisticated sector specific institutional investors.
Stony Lonesome Group is a generalist, but tends to favor investments in areas like National Security, Homeland Defense, Military/Defense, and Veteran Care. We will invest across the capital structure to include equity, debt, and short-term credit financings. Our typical investment ranges from $100,000 to $1mm and we will syndicate larger deals in the $1mm to $10mm range.
We are hands on investors who leverage our vast network of operating partners and venture partners to help us source, diligence, and monitor our portfolio companies. We tend to take “execution risk” and avoid “technology risk”. Finally, at the end of the day, we are looking to back strong management teams and provide them with the capital and mentorship to help them reach their potential. A strong investment theme is Veteran Entrepreneurship, backing entrepreneurs and management teams with military service backgrounds.
Investments of $7m across 25+ portfolio companies
90% of investments have backed entrepreneurs or management teams comprised of Military Veterans
SLG portfolio companies have created 250+ jobs for Veterans and their spouses
World Class Military and Sector Specific Advisory Boards
3 SLG entrepreneurs named to the 2016 INC. Magazine Top 20 Military Veteran Tech Entrepreneurs
1 SLG portfolio company named to the 2016 Forbes Magazine Top 25 Veteran Lead Companies
1 SLG entrepreneur team named 2018 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year- Mid Atlantic Region
2 SLG entrepreneur teams named Washington DC Tech Titans 2018- ID.me & Upskill