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Karen Rands is a bestselling author, a nationally recognized expert on angel investing and the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. This show features conversations with business success experts, venture capitalists and venture catalysts, and leaders from the Angel Investor Community who provide insights on investing and wealth creation through entrepreneur business success.
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Karen as an educator, author, investor and entrepreneur herself, has been involved in the early stage entrepreneur development and investor cultivation since 2001. When Karen speaks, people listen to what she has to say about creating wealth through entrepreneurship and private investment!

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Karen Rands is a bestselling author, a nationally recognized expert on angel investing and the founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. This show features conversations with business success experts, venture capitalists and venture catalysts, and leaders from the Angel Investor Community who provide insights on investing and wealth creation through entrepreneur business success.
Subscribe and share this podcast to business owners and investors you know!
Karen as an educator, author, investor and entrepreneur herself, has been involved in the early stage entrepreneur development and investor cultivation since 2001. When Karen speaks, people listen to what she has to say about creating wealth through entrepreneurship and private investment!

    The Future of Work - Curve Benders and the Impact of a Crisis on Business

    The Future of Work - Curve Benders and the Impact of a Crisis on Business

    As Investors and Entrepreneurs, it is hard to anticipate what a crisis, internally or externally, may have on the future of your business.  Listen to hear Karen Rands and David Nour talk about how to anticipate and respond to business disrupters that can send your company, and your investments, into crisis.  Change, creativity, and collaboration are the 3 Cs that can keep a company on it's growth curve. 

    In David's new book, Curve Benders, he explores the intersection of the Future of Work and Strategic Relationships. Curve Benders outlines 15 forces that will dramatically impact the way we work, the way we live, the way we play, and the way we give.  How will the way that we work in next 20 years change in the next 2 decades, or in the next 2 years with the devastating impact of COVID19?   Listen to this lively conversation with Karen and David on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast.

    David Nour is internationally recognized as the leading expert on strategic business relationships. The author of ten books, including best-sellers CO-CREATE and Relationship Economics, as well as the upcoming Curve Benders (IdeaPress).  Nour serves as a trusted advisor to global clients and coaches corporate leaders and rising entrepreneurs.  Intro to Curve Benders: https://youtu.be/LnPNUHI-hPs      Visit http://nourgroup.com for more information. 

    Karen Rands is a nationally recognized expert on Angel Investing, the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement, and the author of the best selling finance book for wealth creation:  Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.   Learn more about how she helps companies grow their business and get the capitali to do it at http://karenrands.co

    • 39 min
    Crowd Funding - The 4 ways to raise equity capital and when to use them

    Crowd Funding - The 4 ways to raise equity capital and when to use them

    As part of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast series, we produced this video episode too.  Although crowdfunding started with reward based, the advent of the JOBS Act in 2012 introduced 4 ways to raise equity capital from the crowd.  The expanded pool of additional investors are not your typical angel investors.  The 4 methods to solicit from the general public are not created equal.   Watch and Listen as Karen explains the difference and how companies are having success using the 4 methods: Intrastate Exemption (Reg D 504), Reg D 506c, Reg CF and Reg A+.  

    This Compassionate Capitalist Video is availabale on Youtube: https://youtu.be/O_M27XJDIbY

    You can also listen and subscribe on these popular players:
    iTunes: http://bit.ly/KYR-Itunes
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    Get Karen's bestselling book here: http://bit.ly/AngelInsideSecrets

    Engage Karen to get access to capital and investor relations:  http://karenrands.co 

    • 25 min
    What is an Angel Investor? Karen knows and it may not be who you think.

    What is an Angel Investor? Karen knows and it may not be who you think.

    In this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast, Karen Rands responds to an entrepreneur's question:  What is an Angel Investor?   Since 2012, the definition and the game to attract angel investors has changed.  Once considered only an activity available for an exclusive group of entrepreneurs turned investors, the access to capital and those who can invest in an entrepreneur's success to share that wealth all changed with the passage of the JOBS Act to stimulate the economy.   Karen explains the history and evolution of angel investing and the good news: thae wall between entrepreneurs and would-be investors has been removed, creating opportunity for financial success through entrepreneurism for the founders and the investors.  Listen and learn the 4 ways you can solicit for investors from the investing population outside of the structured angel network funnel. 

    This Compassionate Capitalist Video-Cast is also available on Youtube: https://youtu.be/WwksqOkKL9s

    And as a podcast these popular players:

    iTunes: http://bit.ly/KYR-Itunes
    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/KYR-Stitcher
    TuneIn: http://bit.ly/KYR-tunein

    Get Karen's bestselling book on the fundamentals of angel investing here: http://bit.ly/AngelInsideSecrets

    Engage Karen Rands as an advisor for your access to capital strategy and investor relations:  http://karenrands.co 

    Next week segment on the 4 methods for raising capital available when soliciting from the public - the crowd.

    • 34 min
    SCALE - A Balancing Act of Growth, Innovation, Culture, & Process

    SCALE - A Balancing Act of Growth, Innovation, Culture, & Process

    There is an art to scaling a business.  Processes can grow your production to meet increased customer demand.  Often corporate cultures change over time. Maintaining an entrepreneur mindsight so your employees continue to seek improvement and innovate so your company is better equiped to handle disruption from competition and recognize new opportunities to pursue.  Companies that sustain for the long term either figure that out or stagnate and fail.   

    Mark Travis joins Karen Rands as special guest to talk corporate culture and growth on this segment of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast. Mark co-founded 5 startups and now works as a trusted advisor as a global strategy consultant working with leaders of Fortune 500 and Inc 5000 companies around the globe. He helps clients align their organizations and technologies to the markets, resulting in higher profitability. He does this by helping them understand the internal and external forces that change the dynamics of value and a company's ability to respond, then works with them to control those dynamics for greater profitability. 

    Mark's website: http://travis-company.com  

    Apple Podcast:: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/forces-of-business-transformation/id1495261080

    Karen Rands is a national recognized expert on angel investor, founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement, and the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  She speaks on economic growth and wealth creation from strong entrrepreneur ecosystems.  Learn more at http://karenrands.co

    • 39 min
    One Of The Top Tools to Make Better Private Equity Investments - InquireOf

    One Of The Top Tools to Make Better Private Equity Investments - InquireOf

    Due Diligence on a private investment is more than legal and financial review, and background checks.   Good due diligence to evaluate long term viability of a potential private equity investment involves getting the opinions of experts on the industry, intellectual property, and market opportunity.  This is a steep and expensive challenge for private solo investors.  Even Angel Investor Networks, Private Equity Funds and Venture Capital Funds struggle with building broad cross-industry expertise.   InquireOf has developed a solution for that. 

    InquireOf was built to empower investors to find industry experts for their deals, fast. Unlike traditional expert acquisition methods, InquireOf's software equips investors to quickly vet deals with easy to use proprietary specialized search algorithms to find the expertise needed when it is needed. 

    Karen's guest on the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast, Kyle Sale is the Founder & CEO of InquireOf.  Kyle’s broad experience spans turning around technology companies for private equity investors to building globally distributed search products for Fortune 500 firms.  Along his journey he realized how critical it was to the due diligence process to have experts to call upon and built InquireOf to sit at the intersection of the emotion of wanting to invest, and the discipline to evaluate the true potential of the investment. 

    Karen Rands wrote the best selling primer for Angel Investors:  Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.  She emphasizes building a team to help evaluate a deal beyond the investor's own experience.  She saw the value of InquireOf in her own efforts to provide due diligence services to her investor network.  

    • 40 min
    Cannabis Capitalism: Cannapreneur - the 'shark tank' of the cannabis market

    Cannabis Capitalism: Cannapreneur - the 'shark tank' of the cannabis market

    The cannabis industry could be likened to the industrial revolution where whole new markets, methods, and opportunities are being forged every day. Unlike new markets brought about by innovation, the cannabis industry is is tightly regulated and often challenging beyond the usual startup/investor risk factors as state and federal laws become 'silent partners' as they seek to provide parameters for growth and opportunities while establishing and enforcing restrictions designed to protect the public at large. 

    Michael Scott, Founder and CEO of Cannapreneur Partners, joins Karen Rands to discuss how his company is navigating this regulatory kalediscope to help worthy entrepreneurs succeed and investors to share in their success.  Michael brings deep experience from the financial sector and has a proven track record in bringing cannabis companies from pitch deck to nine-figures.  

    Cannapreneur Partners is a MA-based cannabis holding company that finds that world’s top 1% entrepreneurial outliers and infuses smart capital, strategy, and purpose-driven leadership to achieve explosive and sustained growth while guiding RIA firms, family offices, private equity firms, and ultra-high net worth individuals to thoughtfully place capital in the cannabis space.

    Karen Rands is the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and the best selling author of Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. Her firm offers investor relation and syndication services to entrepreneurs and due diligence for investors  Learn More

    The Cannabis Capitalist is an industry subset of the Compassionat Capitalist Podcast as a featured topic to bring insight into the burgeoning and diverse cannabis, hemp, and legal marijuana entrepreneur ecosystems. 

    • 45 min

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