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Brent Beshore

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Brent Beshore is the CEO and founder of AdVentures, which invests in communications-based companies. These investments range from ad agencies and media properties to a software development firm and a film company. There are currently 13 active investments and AdVentures was recently ranked #28 on the 2011 Inc. 500.

Brent is involved in the national startup scene, serving on the advisory board of Startup Missouri; he recently joined Gen Y Capital Partners, a $30 million venture capital tech fund based out of NYC, as a venture partner.

Brent is the founder of the League of Innovators, which is a 16,000-sq. ft. co-working space and entrepreneurial incubator; he is involved in a number of nonprofits as a board member, including the Heart of Missouri United Way and the Community Foundation of Central Missouri. Brent’s efforts in launching the Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery Facebook page and raising $2 million for the relief efforts garnered him a 2011 VH1 Do Something Award nomination.



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