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Al Goldstein

Founder & CEO
Al Goldstein is the Founder & CEO of Avant, the leading provider of credit alternatives to middle income consumers in the US. Avant also offers its technology solutions to large financial institutions via its Powered by Avant global technology solution to offer an innovative digital lending experience to their customers. Avant, founded in late 2012, has raised over $600 million of equity capital and originated over $5 billion of loans across nearly 800,000 transactions on the platform. Goldstein is a serial entrepreneur who has built multiple companies throughout his professional career, creating over 2,500 jobs and over $4 billion of enterprise value. Prior to Avant, Goldstein co-founded and is Chairman of Pangea Properties, a leading vertically-integrated real estate platform that utilizes its combination of operational strength, technology, data analytics and investment capability to institutionalize previously inaccessible real estate assets. Since 2009, Pangea has expanded to 15,000+ apartment units in multiple markets, launched a commercial real estate lending and credit business, Pangea Mortgage Capital (“PMC”) and generated $300mm+ of equity value for investors. Goldstein is also Chairman of Eligo Energy, a leading retail electricity supplier based in Chicago and Board Member of Spring Labs which is building a decentralized network for identity and credit to serve as the foundation for a more transparent, secure, and efficient delivery of financial services. Goldstein is actively involved in various charitable and civic organizations focused on entrepreneurship, urban community improvement and global peace including AIPAC, iVenture at the University of Illinois and Pangea Cares. He is a member of YPO and is happily married with three beautiful children