and Equity & Help
Ivan Anz is an Inc. 500 International Serial Entrepreneur with businesses in more than 10 countries. Among them is PhilanthroInvestors, Inc., the licensing and advisory firm he founded in 2019 to combine traditional venture capital financing with philanthropic principles, achieving social impact while returning profits for its Philanthroinvestors®. Mr Anz’ inherent thrust to “Philanthroinvest” drove his 2014 creation of Equity & Help®, a turn-key social-impact real estate investing program. Equity & Help, Inc. has since placed in the Inc. 500 for two years: 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%.
Mr. Anz’ entrepreneurship emerged at age 7 when he leased his go-kart to his friends and neighbors while selling them candy. That undoubtedly set the stage for his success in the auto dealership and financing business, where at age 23, he grew his small family business into the #1 car dealership group of his native state in Argentina, and went on to claim the Toyota best business practices awards for the entire Latin America and Caribbean.
While owning car dealerships is fun, 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 prestigious residential neighborhoods in his native Argentinian state. Even then, the Philanthroinvestor® concept lit the way: 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 home ownership possible for US families that would otherwise be lifelong renters. He and his team do so while turning exceptional profits for their Real Estate Philanthroinvestors®, as through Equity & Help, Inc., the first Philanthroinvestors, Inc.-licensed firm.
Mr. Anz is intent on doing in the clean water industry what he has proven can be done in real estate: Do good by doing well, using remarkably effective methods. Driven by the need for pivotal action towards saving Earth’s water, Ivan Anz joined OriginClear’s Board of Advisors to attract high net worth attention to the company’s exceptional technology and vision, and to help clear the way to NASDAQ listing. In September 2020, Philanthroinvestors, Inc. and OriginClear, Inc. signed a strategic agreement granting license to the Philanthroinvestor® brand and know-how that landed Mr. Anz’ first Philanthroinvesting® firm, Equity & Help, in the Inc. 500 for 2 years in a row.
Arte Maren is an international executive trainer and strategic advisor whose clients have weathered some of the toughest economies over his 50 years in business. He has delivered personal training and consulting to top-ranking Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and trade associations, including Nestle, Chrysler, IBM, Bank of America, Del Taco, medical and professional services companies. He has lectured in 30 countries and has been interviewed by Larry King and Voice of America. Mr. Maren is a published author on management, sales, and public speaking.
In 2019, after decades of advising ultra-high net worth business leaders, Mr. Maren assumed the challenge of leading Philanthroinvestors, Inc. as its CEO. The company aims to combine traditional venture capital financing with philanthropic principles to achieve social impact while returning profits for its Philanthroinvestors®. Mr. Maren is delighted to engage the company’s Water Philanthroinvestors® in support of OriginClear’s Water As A Career™ entrepreneur program.