Ross Hamilton started investing in real estate in 2001 at 19 years of age and has personally owned and partnered in hundreds of real estate investments around the US. Ross founded Connected Investors. The Connected Investors platform has grown into one of the largest real estate investment marketplaces & the premier social networks of over half a million real estate investors. In 2016 Ross & his team consolidated the hard and private money lending space when they opened the doors to CiX. CiX is the first company to build a private money marketplace that allows real estate investors to easily get loan offers from multiple private money lenders. CiX facilitates over $3B in fix and flip and buy and hold funding requests each month. Ross Hamilton was nominated by Entrepreneur magazine as Emerging entrepreneur of 2011, serves on the Forbes Real Estate Council and is a professionally published author.