The History & Insight Behind
AngelPreneur & It's Founder
The AngelPreneur Venture Group (APVG) is a privately-held "Family Office-like" asset management and venture development firm, established in 2011 by our Founder, Peter “The AngelPreneur” Ortmann, 65,
also known as (aka): Petey or The Shark (in the logo). The Shark is a serial entrepreneur inspired in part by
by Walt Disney's "If You Can Dream It, You Can Build It", and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' - "Never Quit" attitudes.
The Shark formed APVG to consolidate his business concepts into a collective vision, driven today by its Integrated Impact-Driven Ventures (Integrated Ventures) business model in Las Vegas, Nevada. Integrated Ventures is 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 creating a network of sustainable Impact Venture Parks for its wholly owned and operated companies. Companies that produce alternate energy (Plastic2Power and Integrated Solar Systems), to power indoor vertical farms (fruit & Veggie), produce fresh atmospheric water (HumidaPURE AirWater Company), and provide cold storage (CityCubes) within the communities we will grow into and serve.
The Shark is an offshore sailor who is also passionate about addressing the ocean issues. He grew up along the Southern California Coast near Malibu and Ventura, where he was a successful specialty metal fabricator and industrial general contractor for many years.
In 2002, as a result of the tragic events of 9/11/01, his businesses suffered greatly and led him to close them in late 2003, resulting in.the sale of his California estate home. However, 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 would take the Ortmann's on several extended stay trips to British Columbia, Canada, the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean and Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. Eventually, that journey led back to Las Vegas and the present time.
Although the years between 2004 and 2020 were both enlightening and difficult at times, The Shark never quit or gave up on his dream. Building a true out-of-the-box, well-orchestrated large-scale vision with a disruptive and self-funded business development approach.
The Shark continued to work with his small team of associates within Canada, the USA, and Caribbean to refine his projects as online technologies and social media platforms improved, to create the "Mother-of-all-Start-ups" you see today. It has taken many years and well over $2.4 million to get our projects to this point, enduring number of unexpected set-backs and challenges along the way.
The Shark's take-away from those experiences was learning that we must "Never Let Other People's Perceptions of You or Your Ideas - Become Your Reality," and that "Nothing Worth Having Ever Comes Easy." To always believe in yourself matter how crazy some think you are and just make it happen no matter what!
All this will be featured within the content of The AngelPreneur: Building The Dream In Real Time - web series (Series) starting later this year. The Shark first developed his Series idea in 2012, while in Canada, and like his other projects, it too grew and was refined several times over the years.
The Series itself is part of The Shark's innovative business and foundation entertainment marketing strategy featuring The Shark, a CEO with a clear vision and on a mission, as he sets out to build and share that vision, his past experiences, present day challenges and the ongoing business building process with his viewers worldwide online.
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. The Shark will advocate this issue within the Series, in an effort to drive the necessary outrage to effect real change.
The Shark believes that if we do nothing, one day we will still reach our final destination, only it will be buried in plastic waste. An estimated 10 million tons of plastic waste reaches our oceans annually,
killing off not only our oceans and marine life, but ourselves.
The oceans are our largest natural food and Oxygen resource on Earth, and they are not too big to fail, they can. Successful change in the global mindset of how we all buy, consume and manage this plastic packaging waste is The Sharks principal objective and cause. Our businesses will help deliver these messages and offer viable solutions.