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Elevate Welcomes Stony Lonesome Group: Pioneers in Mission Focused Investing

June 13, 2023

We are thrilled to announce a momentous partnership between Elevate Inc and Stony Lonesome Group, a pioneering Venture Capital firm dedicated to Mission Focused Investing. As a leading business consulting firm, Elevate Inc is honored to collaborate with Stony Lonesome Group, whose innovative approach combines financial success with a profound impact on National Security and Veteran Care. This partnership marks the beginning of a remarkable journey, where together, we will empower businesses to drive transformative change and achieve outstanding results. 

Unleashing the Power of Mission Focused Investing: 

Stony Lonesome Group, co-founded by Sean Drake, has established itself as a trailblazer in the Venture Capital landscape. Their unwavering commitment to Mission Focused Investing sets them apart, as they strive to generate profitable returns for investors while making a tangible difference in the realms of National Security and Veteran Care. By focusing on impactful sectors such as medtech, healthcare, human performance, behavioral health & PTSD, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, quantum technology, autonomy, robotics, and UAV/UAS, Stony Lonesome Group aims to drive technological innovation while addressing critical societal needs. Drake is a West Point graduate and former Army Infantry officer who did high-performance coaching at the Olympic Training Center after leaving the military. Other members of the SLG team include Honorable Patrick J Murphy, former Acting Secretary of the Army, Lt Gen Brooks Bash USAF (Ret), 2 tours on the National Security Council, and Maj Gen Earl Matthews USAF (Ret), cybersecurity expert and former CISO of the US Air Force.  

Relocating to Tampa: A Strategic Move: 

In 2021, Stony Lonesome Group made a strategic decision to relocate to Tampa, Florida. This move positions them closer to MacDill AFB and USSOCOM, early adopters of their dual-use deep tech portfolio investments. By being in close proximity to these influential institutions, Stony Lonesome Group can forge stronger partnerships, gain valuable insights, and accelerate the growth of their portfolio companies. Tampa’s vibrant business ecosystem and thriving tech community provide fertile ground for collaboration, innovation, and success. 

Investing in Tampa’s Future: 

Stony Lonesome Group’s commitment to supporting Tampa’s growth and the Florida business landscape is evident through their active investment in local companies. Their portfolio includes notable organizations such as Equitus, Genesis Systems,, Neuroflow, Scythe, CAD Therapeutics, and Pathfinder Solutions Group. By investing in these cutting-edge companies, Stony Lonesome Group contributes to the advancement of transformative technologies while creating opportunities for economic development and job creation in the region. 

Shared Values and Collaborative Approach: 

The partnership between Elevate Inc and Stony Lonesome Group is built on shared values of innovation, impact, and excellence. Both organizations understand the power of collaboration and the importance of tailored strategies. Elevate Inc’s expertise in business consulting, combined with Stony Lonesome Group’s pioneering investment philosophy, allows us to deliver customized solutions that meet the unique needs and goals of our clients. Together, we will harness our collective knowledge, insights, and networks to drive exceptional outcomes and support businesses on their journey to success. 

Current Endeavors and Future Opportunities: 

With $75 million in assets under management, Stony Lonesome Group continues to actively raise their 5th Fund. This presents an exciting opportunity for businesses seeking transformative investment and strategic partnerships. Elevate Inc is proud to support Stony Lonesome Group in their endeavors, and we are eager to collaborate on identifying and nurturing promising ventures that align with their mission-focused approach. 

We extend a warm welcome to Stony Lonesome Group as our valued client and partner. Together, we will embark on a journey of innovation, impact, and success. Elevate Inc is excited to leverage our expertise and collaborate closely with Stony Lonesome Group to drive transformative change, create value, and shape a brighter future. To learn more about Stony Lonesome Group and their Mission Focused Investing approach, please visit their website at 

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