I’ve seen people make money in a lot of ways in this world. The MOJO show Bobby G: Adventure Capitalist reminded me of that fact. I thought I was going to see a show about venture capital, but that’s not quite what was on the screen. Upon further research, the show website shares that Bobby’s company is a Business and Asset Consolidator.
Now I don’t know Florida-based Bobby Genovese (although I think Barbados is the legal home of his business), but I have to hand it to the guy. Somehow he convinced MOJO to run a venture capital reality show about him and his company, BG Capital; with the following portfolio:
- The Neptune Society: a pre-funded cremation service
- Clearly Canadian: OTC stock, enhanced water company
- Neptune Memorial Reef: a manmade reef off the coast of Key Biscayne, with the following benefits/uses:
- A memorial garden for the cremated remains of our dearly departed.
- The world’s largest and most enchanting man-made reef.
- An environmental and ecological masterpiece.
- A world-class destination for divers and explorers.
- A place for commemorating mankind’s accomplishments.
He seems like a pretty personable guy and he definitely knows how to live the high life. If you haven’t seen his show, give it a look. It’s no Rockstartup, but it will get your head out of Web 2.0 and remind you that there are diverse people and businesses making money out there…
UPDATE: I checked Bobby’s company site (rather than the TV series site) and found some additional portfolio companies. For example, he’s backed the Vancouver International Polo Team. It sounds like he’s quite the polo player:
“Even more remarkable is the talent of Genovese himself. Although an accomplished equestrian, he wasn’t introduced to the sport until 1995 when he took his first lesson. Much to the surprise and delight of both teacher and student, Genovese proved to be a natural.”
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