G. Ryan Ansin is an entrepreneur, early-stage investor, and philanthropist focused on using the holistic combination to generate returns and positive impact for those in the targeted communities wherein he works.
Today, Ansin splits his time between multiple entities. As an investor and advisor, Ansin has built a portfolio of industry-changing start-ups and growth stage companies in the tech, health tech, ethical fashion, and real estate. As co-founder of Revolutionary Clinics and an advisor to many cannabis startups, Ansin currently spends most his time leveraging abandoned mill buildings in Massachusetts to aid in the fast-expansion of the medicinal cannabis industry while revitalizing strained, post-industrial era cities across the United States. He has invested in both the cultivation and dispensary networks, as well as brands and advanced technologies to bring the outdated cannabis cultivation practices into the 21st century. He and his team have invested, assembled, and advised over $200M in the cannabis sector in 2016 – 2018.
As an advisor to Prospect Green, Ansin has built the investment strategy, credit matrix, and engages in the final diligence process for the deployment of $50M in high-interest debt into infrastructure to aid in the expansion and automation of operating cannabis businesses.
As President of Family Office Association, a private membership group of 300 families of extraordinary wealth, Ansin guides US-based Single Family Offices to more strategically allocate their investment and philanthropic capital to work holistically across strategies.
Having started his career in his early teens in documentary film production, Ansin went on to found EPHAS (Every Person Has a Story), in 2009. At the time, EPHAS was the most expansive international photojournalism 501c3 with thirty-two in-country partners throughout thirteen countries utilizing newly accessible digital technologies to share up-to-date realities from previously underexposed area of the world. Ansin then went on to co-found a fully transparent diamond mining operation in Sierra Leone, Clarity Project, which evolved further into a lab-grown diamond brand.
Ansin participates as a Curator of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, a member of Nexus, Summit, and other young leaders’ associations and is a committed supporter of: ALCU, Orphan Starfish Foundation, Ashoka, Creative Visions Foundation, and Root Capital. Ansin meditates often, writes fiction, plays squash, only truly relaxes when SCUBA diving, and dreams of conquering kite surfing and HALO diving.