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ABOUT

Benbow Ventures is a small private equity firm; one that believes in investing for the long-term.  Benbow seeks to create value by directing capital to opportunities where our investment, strategic insight and operational support help companies—and the communities they're a part of—succeed.

Since 2007, Founder and Principal, John Rhoades, has made investments in over a dozen privately held businesses in multiple sectors, including hospitality, real estate, medtech, and advanced technology manufacturing.  John has been a member of the management team of three of these companies, most recently as a partner of coworking operator, Beauty Shoppe.  After that company recently closed a successful funding round, John stepped away from day-to-day involvement to pursue Benbow’s next undertaking.

John was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and currently lives in the neighborhood of Polish Hill.  A few of John's personal interests include involvement with his local community organization, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and cycling.

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VALUES

Benbow invests with purpose for impact and performance. We get there with:

VISION: Anticipating economic transformations.

DILIGENCE: Investing for the long-term, and working hands-on to achieve success.

RESPONSIBILITY: Ensuring communities and employees are strengthened.
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