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Meet the 31-year-old African American CEO aiming to revolutionize real estate investing

May 20, 2019 - CNN

NEW YORK (CNN Business) -- Ryan Williams is on a mission to revolutionize the stodgy real estate industry.

Williams, the 31-year-old CEO and co-founder of fintech startup Cadre, has won the backing of high-profile investors like Mark Cuban, George Soros, Peter Thiel and Jared Kushner. He's been on the cover of Forbes and built Cadre into a company worth nearly $1 billion.

But as an African American executive trying to disrupt real estate, Williams has also faced his fair share of s...