In this episode, Tiffany sits down with Calvin Williams, Jr. owner of Freeman Capital. They discuss everything from post-slavery wealth in their families to real estate and changing the narrative for future generations.
About Our Guest
Calvin F. Williams, Jr. is the first black owner of an automated wealth management platform for retail customers. As the CEO and founder of FreemanCapital.co, he aims to empower millennials and the middle class with the tools to become wealthy.
Williams’ years of financial service experience along with lessons inspired by his great-grandparents ignited the inception of FreemanCapital.co. They knew they couldn’t get ahead from saving alone, their money had to work harder for them, so they used their savings and purchased properties in Washington, DC. Before it was acceptable by people of color in the 1950s Freeman Capital is for all hardworking people looking for a better future.
Freeman Capital has completed Google for Start-Ups, Greensboro’s Launch Program, and Charlotte’s City Startup Lab’s program where the company won ‘Best Technology Platform. The NC Idea Foundation awarded the platform a $50,000 seed grant and another $5,000 grant to seek investments through crowdfunding. FreemanCapital.co was also invited to be one of six companies to participate in the Capital Connects Venture event sponsored by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce.
Since age 12, Williams has had an entrepreneurial spirit starting his first business venture, a lawn care service. As a freshman at North Carolina Agricultural & State University, Williams began designing websites for non-profit organizations. After graduation, he started XMG Web Designs and built websites and web applications for numerous types of organizations over 9 years. During that time he was named the youngest 40 Leaders Under 40 by the Greensboro Business Journal and the Bryan School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Williams was a member of the City of Greensboro Planning Board and Joseph House. The Laurel, Maryland native enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He is an avid reader, enjoys traveling, snowboarding, Formula 1, and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
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