Brent Beshore is a writer, author of The Messy Marketplace, and founder & CEO of The Adventur.
In this episode of Infinite Loops we spoke with Brent Beshore, CEO and Founder of Permanent Equity. In this conversation, we cover: What Brent has learned since making his first deal. How COVID-19 has impacted the businesses in Brent’s portfolios The importance of time horizons The lasting changes from COVID-19 Finding the right partners and teams in business You can follow Brent on Twitter ( and learn more about Permanent Equity here (  
Ali Hamed (@AliBHamed), investor at CoVenture, and Brent Beshore (@BrentBeshore), founder and CEO of Permanent Equity, join Erik on this episode.They discuss:- Their advice for venture firms and companies trying to fundraise in this environment.- How LPs will change their capital allocations in a post-COVID world.- Whether it’s a good time to be investing right now or not.- How this time is different from the 2008 financial crisis.- How they’re spending their time.- What will go back to normal in time, and what might not.- Which spaces will change or accelerate, and where they’re looking at investing.- The government programs available for startups, and whether startups should be taking advantage of them.Applications for the summer vintage of our Network Catalyst accelerator are now open! The early decision deadline is May 15th and final deadline is June 5th. Learn more and apply today at for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.
Sam (@thesamparr) and Shaan (@shaanvp) speak to Brent Beshore (@BrentBeshore) today about how he plans to invest $250M in cash-flow positive businesses, how much corona virus will impact the economy and explains why he'd only start non-tech businesses in today's climate. Brent is apart of Permanent Equity which has raised a total of $300M to deploy into businesses that actually make cold hard cash - their collection of companies made approx. $160M of it in the last year. Want to make your first million with your mobile app? You have to prioritize app performance first. And HeadSpin is here to help. With your custom HeadSpin benchmark report, get deep insights into app performance, from cold and warm starts, to errors, crashes, and response times, including audio and videoquality and biometric responsiveness. Our state-of-the-art Global Device Cloud provides unique carrier network, device, OS, andapp level insights, on real, SIM-enabled devices in hundreds of locations around the world. No SDK required. Get your custom HeadSpin benchmark report at /myfirstmillion. Today's topics: Who is Brent Beshore? (4:04), What type of companies is he buying with quarter of a billion dollars stashed? (12:17), Military staffing lead gen is a defensible business (14:53), How to handle owners and managers post-acquisition (16:54), How much do owners of cashflowing businesses take home? (20:34), Why he won't touch debt with his businesses (24:10), How Brent grows the businesses they acquire (25:32), How do owners transition to the passenger seat? (30:36), Corona Virus predictions and impact on the economy (36:16) and what he'd do if he started his career again (51:03).  See for privacy and opt-out information.
My conversation today is with my close friend Brent Beshore. Brent is a private equity investor who owns and interacts with many small businesses, which have been hit especially hard by COVID. We discuss the various impacts that COVID has had and may have on both small business and the private equity investing community. Brent also proposes some policy actions which he thinks may help those most in need. Please enjoy. For more episodes go to Sign up for the book club, where you’ll get a full investor curriculum and then 3-4 suggestions every month at Follow Patrick on Twitter at @patrick_oshag   Show Notes 1:13 – (First question) – What Brent sees as the current landscape for small businesses 3:25 – The real problem for small businesses right now 6:02 – How long can small businesses survive these freezes 9:14 – Ideas to help businesses stay afloat during a global shutdown 11:01 – The cost of restarting businesses on the other side of this   13:41 – Policies that could help             14:30 – government co-paying some business expenses             16:05 – Suspending payroll taxes             16:17 – The small business bond             18:00 – Wider latitude for banks 20:03 – How effective would Brent’s ideas actually be at lessening the pain 22:41 – A look at how things look in the private equity complex 25:39 – What are the potential opportunities out there 29:24 – What is a balance sheet product 32:00 – How this is personally impacting Brent 34:20 – How this is personally impacting Patrick 35:45 – Importance of relationships for personal health Learn More For more episodes go to  Sign up for the book club, where you’ll get a full investor curriculum and then 3-4 suggestions every month at Follow Patrick on Twitter at @patrick_oshag
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