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October 2020
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LuckyBolt delivers fresh produce and prepared foodsWhy do we do what we do? 

As my co-founder David Lynn says, “Communities need good businesses. Good businesses need access to capital.” 

Our flagship portfolio, the Advance Strategy, is short for advancing an inclusive economy. Which is a bit of a fancy way of saying we flow capital to the kinds of businesses that you think to yourself, “I’m glad that organization exists in our community. I love seeing what new ideas that one on the corner comes up with. We’re lucky to have that one serving our kids and families.”

Many of those great businesses need capital options in the right size and structure—which is where we come in. We design strategies to support underinvested, but community-oriented founders and entrepreneurs who are stuck in the gap between microfinance or credit cards and (enough) bank financing.
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With the Advance Strategy in San Diego, we close the gap of $100,000–$500,000 so that great businesses thrive and support their community with more equitable outcomes in education, health, and wealth.  

We have seen during the pandemic that these are the businesses people support, which makes us feel good about investing in them. Whether it is a beloved nonprofit organization or a tenacious small business solving complex challenges with innovation and integrity, we are proud to work with them, and we are proud to share examples of this tenacious spirit below.
Stay well and take care of each other,
Lauren Grattan
Lauren Grattan
Co-Founder & Chief Community Officer
Orianna Bretschger, CEO, Aquacycl
In addition to our “house blend” Advance Strategy, we create custom solutions to suit specific and sometimes complex needs of investors and the great organizations they wish to support. We are proud to share that Aquacycl, one of our latest custom solutions clients, was recently awarded the 2020 SBA San Diego District Director’s Innovative Product Award.

Watch Aquacycl CEO Dr. Orianna Bretschger’s remarks here.
Microtek team
We continue to meet wonderful impact-based companies in our region and invested in Microtek, a woman-led healthcare company. Their mission is to improve human health by integrating engineering with life sciences and are also bringing quality jobs to the region.
Congratulations to SBNLP recipients
In these challenging times, the work of nonprofits is more critical than ever. We're proud to help nonprofits continue serving their communities in our role as a deployment partner of The San Diego County COVID-19 Small Business & Nonprofit Loan Program. Meet the latest nonprofits that have received funding from the program: The loan program is still accepting applications. Please share with small business and nonprofit leaders you know!
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