The History & Insight Behind
AngelPreneur & It's Founder
The AngelPreneur Venture Group (APVG) is a privately-held Wyoming corporation that serves mainly as a"Family Office-like" asset management and venture development firm. It was first established in 2011
by our Founder, Peter “The AngelPreneur” Ortmann, 65, also known as (aka): Petey to family members, and The Shark to business associates (as represented within the logo).
The Shark is a serial entrepreneur inspired in part by Walt Disney's "If You Can Dream It, You Can Build It", and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' - "Never Quit" attitudes. He believes that one can not maintain a
positive attitude or outcome by surrounding yourself with a negative mindset, so he socially distances himself from the naysayers whenever possible. A challenge to say the least in todays world!
The Shark formed APVG to consolidate his many business concepts into a collective vision, driven today by a diverse group of socially-focused, impact-driven companies working together in a common "Just Cause". That cause is to create good paying jobs by building a network of sustainable companies that help humanity while generating profits to fund our CBO Foundation ocean awareness efforts and proposed programs.
Companies like Integrated Impact Driven Ventures (Integrated Ventures) that will set out to build a network of regional Impact Venture Parks that produce alternate energy (Plastic2Power and Integrated Solar Systems), to power indoor vertical farms (fruit & Veggie), produce fresh atmospheric water from humidity (HumidaPURE AirWater Company), and provide cold storage facilities (CityCubes) within the communities we will grow into and serve.
Companies like PlugHUBS, which will develop and operate a network of fully staffed electric vehicle charging centers for any brand of auto or recreational vehicle, local shuttle buses and trucks. Like our Tropical Reef Travel Cafes, the travel agency of the future that offers an over-the-counter food and beverage concept set in an island tropical theme, promoting sustainable seafood and ocean issues. Plus several supporting companies to help these three grow.
The Shark is an offshore sailor who is passionate about addressing the ocean issues, having grown up along the Southern California Coast near Malibu and Ventura. He had a successful specialty metal fabrication and industrial general contracting business for many years. In 2002, as a result of the tragic events of 9/11/01, his businesses had suffered leading him to close them, and selling his home, then leaving California in 2003.
In true entrepreneurial spirit, The Shark and Corrin, his wife of 25 years, relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, to restart their lives. That life journey too ended badly, but led them on several extended stay trips to beautiful British Columbia,Canada, sailing the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean and over a year in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Eventually, it led them back to Las Vegas.
Although the years since were both enlightening and difficult at times, The Shark never quit or gave up on Building His Dream Businesses and Foundation. A true out-of-the-box, well-orchestrated large-scale
vision with a disruptive nature using a self-funded business development approach. It has undergone much change and refinement over the years, but they are now ready to excel.
The Shark worked with his small team of associates within Canada, the USA, and Caribbean to refine his projects over the years as online technologies and social media platforms improved. In the end he had created the "Mother-of-all-Start-ups" that you see today.
It has taken many years and well over $2.4 million to get his vision to this point, enduring a number of unexpected set-backs and challenges along the way. The Shark's take-away from those experiences was learning that we must:
1) "Never Let Other People's Perceptions of You or Your Ideas - Become Your Reality."
2) "Nothing Worth Having Ever Comes Easy." and
3) "Always believe in yourself no matter how crazy some may think you are."
The AngelPreneur: Building The Dream In Real Time - PodCast starting in early October 2020 will share much of this journey. Originally designed as a web series, the video PodCast model offers The Shark a better, more innovative business and foundation entertainment marketing strategy. It will feature The Shark, a CEO with a clear mission vision, as he sets out to build and share that vision, past experiences, present day challenges and the ongoing business building process with his subscribers worldwide.
The Shark does not consider himself an environmentalist, but rather a realist. He is not anti-plastic, but believes we MUST manage our plastic packaging waste and marine litter better. He is neither liberal or conservative, but an independent thinker who does his own research in search of the truth and draws conclusions accordingly.
The Shark will always advocate these and other issues within the PodCast, in an effort to drive the necessary outrage on issues he is passionate about and to effect real worldwide change. We believe that if we do nothing, one day we will still reach our final paradise beach destination, only it will be buried in plastic waste.
An estimated 10 million tons of plastic waste reaches our oceans and accumulates on our coastlines annually, killing off not only our oceans and marine life, but ourselves. Despite the endless problems and issues we all face at home, we must stop ignoring the oceans. The oceans are our largest natural food and Oxygen resource on Earth, and they are not too big to fail.
Successful change in the global mindset of how we all buy, consume and manage this plastic packaging waste, certainly in the new Covid-19 world of increased plastic usage, is one of The Sharks principal
goals and objectives. It's a cause worth fighting for and together we can solve this man-made issue.
Our businesses will help deliver these messages and offer viable solutions. Join us in that effort, subscribe to The AngelPreneur PodCast, buy a copy of the APVG/CBO Business Plan or better yet join the FoundersClub and become a part of the solution.