Serial Entrepreneur & Philosopher
Ivan Anz is an Inc. 500 International Serial Entrepreneur with businesses in more than 10 countries. Amongst them is PhilanthroInvestors, a social change movement he created in 2009 to combine traditional venture capital financing with philanthropic principles. Philanthroinvestors® is dedicated to connecting humanity back with life essentials. Ivan’s zeal for “Philanthroinvest” drove his 2014 creation of Equity & Help®, a turn-key housing Philanthroinvestment program resulting in recognition in the Inc. 500 for three years in a row: in 2019 at #128 in the nation, rising to #83 in 2020; and in 2020 ranking #3 in Florida, with a 3-year growth of 3,920%.
His entrepreneurship emerged at age 7 when he leased his go-kart to his friends and neighbors while selling them candy. That ironically set the stage and experience he acquired for his success with his family in the auto dealership and financing business, where at age 23, together with his family grew their small family business into the #1 car dealership group of his native state in Argentina. The company went on to claim later the top 10 Toyota Best Business Practices awards for the entire of Latin America and the Caribbean.
While owning car dealerships with his family was profitable, Mr. Anz was eager to improve the community and saw real estate development as a direct route to do so. To start, he built one of the most valued residential neighborhoods in his native Argentinian state. Even then, the Philanthroinvestor® concept lit the way, establishing his intent to empower families to secure the lives they want without excessive financial burden.
Mr. Anz has since moved to the United States and focused his real estate endeavors on making homeownership possible for US families that would otherwise be lifelong renters. He and his team do so while turning exceptional profits for their Housing Philanthroinvestors®, the first Philanthroinvestors certified firm.
Mr. Anz is intent on doing in the other 10 industries (life essentials) in need of improvement what he has proven can be done in real estate: Do good by doing well, using remarkably effective methods.