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In this week’s episode, I bring on my dear friend George Ekins. George is the Co-Founder of an $800M American Dream Fund. Join George and me as he walks us through an obscure clause in the US immigration law that has allowed him to raise an insane amount of money.
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[MY GUEST]: George Ekins is the Managing Member of American Dream Investment Holdings, LLC (“ADIH”). ADIH has a family of private equity vehicles in real estate ranging from EB-5 investments in debt and equity and multifamily equity funds. The ADIH portfolio of equity under management exceeds USD 800 million. Before his present career, Ekins lived in China operating manufacturing facilities and managing international exports in China and Taiwan. Mr. Ekins is a former board member of the Association to Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the national trade association of EB-5 Regional Centers, where he currently sits on the President’s Advisory Counsel. Ekins is an invited speaker at conferences worldwide to discuss the latest trends in EB-5 financing, capital raising, and real estate investments.
[THE HOST]: Ryan is a Venture Capital & Angel investor in technology and energy. He achieved placement growth of 5200% ROI in his first 5 years in the industry. His Podcast, “Making Billions”, was recently ranked in the top 20 Venture Capital Podcasts on the Planet! Previously he served as a Chief Financial Officer for a National, award-winning InsurTech company, which he grew 50% year-over-year. Managed and mentored 250 professionals while serving in this role. Additionally, he has mentored over 500 emerging fund managers to start and scale their investment funds, totaling nearly $1B in funds raised to date. In addition to mentoring emerging fund managers, Ryan has managed a $250M portfolio of technology investments & start-ups. He has a BSc. in Finance and a Master of Financial Management and he is currently the Founder & Managing Director at Pentium Capital Partners specializing in Financial Consulting and Venture Capital investments.
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