This Podcast (Videocast) shares best practices for a common sense investor to learn to invest for wealth creation as an angel investor or crowdfunding investor. The Compassionate Capitalist Show(tm) features conversations with business success experts, venture capitalists and venture catalysts, and leaders from the Angel Investor Community who provide insights on how to identify and screen the deals that can win, best practices to ensure the business can scale, and strategies to maximize the return on investment for generational wealth creation.
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Karen Rands is the author of the best selling primer to learn how to invest as an angel investor: Inside Secrets to Angel Investing: Step-by-Step Strategies to Leverage Private Equity Investment for Passive Wealth Creation.
Karen is a nationally recognized expert on angel investing and the founder of The Compassionate Capitalist Movement(tm).
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!
This podcast has a rich library of over 300 episodes dating back to 2010 when it was initially launched as SPEC Talk Radio as a marketing outreach for the Southeast Private Equity Conference and the Network of Business Angels & Investors. Now the show is a platform to promote The Compassionate Capitalist Movement, bring more angel investors into the market through information provided here and the book that launched the movement: Inside Secrets to Angel Investing (avail on Amazon and Karen's website) and increase the engagement of the new Angle Investor Group: National Network of Angel Investors.
What is Bigger than a Unicorn? Unlocking the $Trillion Solar Opportunity
Bill Nussey joins Karen Rands on The Compassionate Capitalist Show to talk about the $Trillion 'startup' opportunity that no one is talking about - that is, other than a small group of innovators that see the potential of applying the best practices of innovation advancement that advanced the stabiliyt, power, and miniturization of cell phone technology and mobile computing. Freeing Energy started as a concept and inspirational TED Talk, and is now a movement - mobilizing the talents and energies of entrepreneurs, policymakers, and communities towards a cleaner, cheaper, and more resilient local energy future.
In this episode you will also learn:
- Innovation Advancements in Renewable Clean Energy
- Opportunities in Climate Tech
- How Energy Innovation will be one of the Most Powerful Tools for Social Equity
Bill Nussey is a career tech CEO with multiple exits, including an IPO. multiple patents and mulitiple stints with VC firms. His passion has become climatetech, namely the Freeing Energy Project. It started with his TED talk which grew into the #1 ranked podcast on renewable energy. His new book, Freeing Energy, is a practical guide for disrupting and democratizing energy. More info at: FreeingEnergy.com
Karen Rands, is the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement™ and author of the best selling financial investment primer: Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. She is an authority on creating wealth through investing and building successful businesses that can scale and exit rich. Visit http://Kugarand.com to learn how to hire her firm to identify the red flags of deal before you invest or try to raise capital. Subscribe and get her weekly brief video tips on investing and building businesses to scale and exit.
Watch podcast: https://youtu.be/1Sd6_qgBFxE
Why Gold Is Good for Your Investment Portfolio & How to Get Started Investing
To Invest in Gold Or Not to Invest in Gold? If YES, then how?
Karen Rands is joined by Patrick Yip of APMEX and ONEGOLD to share why it may make sense to invest in Gold as an asset class comparable to stocks and bonds. There is renewed interest in Gold as an investment asset in the face of uncertain economic times. If you have never invested in Gold, or any precious metal, you likely have more questions than answers. This episode of The Compassionate Capitalist Show(tm) offers insights on how to get started investing in Gold, and the opportunity available with technological advances to simplify the process of getting started or expanding your precious metals holdings.
What you will learn listening/watching this podcast interview:
- Gold Investing 101: Is it a commodity, a collectable, a currency?
- How Much Should You Invest in Gold - $1000, $10,000, $100,000?
- Technology Powering Direct Virtual Ownership
Patrick Yip serves as the Director of Business Development at APMEX and OneGold.
APMEX.com is one of the largest retailers of physical gold, silver, platinum and palladium, and has sold over $15 billion in product over its 20+ year history. OneGold is a fast growing online precious metals platform that has processed over $750 million in transactions during its first three years in business.
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Karen Rands, the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement™ and author of the Best Seller, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, a primer for getting started investing innovation Http://InsideSecretstoAngelInvesting.com
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How to get started as a Crowd Funding Investor with Karen Rands
Millennials ask - How to I get Started with Investing in Companies that are Crowd Funding their opportunities. Karen answers.
Billions of dollars are being invested in companies raising capital directly from the public in legal equity based 'crowdfunding' methods -- Still far under the total capital raised from angels and VCs... but by the nature of the investor recruitment, there are many more small investors doing this kind of investing than traditional angel investment because of 4 reasons:
4. accredited status.
Yet, those investor are the least informed about budgeting for investments and conducting due diligence to validate the investment opportunity.
The goal of this podcast it to provide the guiderails for getting started as an investor with companies raising capital under the guidelines offered by the SEC for Direct Public Offerings.
As with anything new, you need to learn about it first.
This podcast is a first step.
As you listen to this podcast, get a binder, take notes, list your questions, sign up at http://karenrands.co/contact to seek answers to your questions.
GET THE BOOK: http://InsideSecretstoAngelInvesting.com
Watch as a video: YTUBE: https://youtu.be/KMBDLuaZveE
Karen Rands, is the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement™ and author of the best selling financial investment primer: Inside Secrets to Angel Investing. She is an authority on creating wealth through investing and building successful businesses that can scale and exit rich. Visit http://Kugarand.com to learn how to hire her firm to identify the red flags of deal before you invest or try to raise capital.
Growing Your Business & Market – From a Latinx Perspective With Gabriela Pulido
According to the SBA, the number of Hispanic business owners has grown 34% in the last 10 years. Making Latinx the fastest-growing segment of U.S. small businesses, with an estimated 4.65 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. The growth of Hispanic consumers in the last decade in the US is unprecedented. Businesses are waking up to the economic power of Latinx business owners and consumers for B2B and B2C business models. This episode explores the nuance of scaling a business, growing the brand and what is needed to tap into this growing demographic segment.
Karen Rands is joined by Gabriela Pulido, CEO and founder of Scalto, a Creative Consultancy firm. Scalto helps Hispanic and Latin American B2B service businesses build scalable business models to grow over time which starts with their proprietary ScaleX Program.
In this episode you will learn:
* What is a brand? What it is not?
* Why it is important to emotionally engage customers (and would be investors)
* How to define a brand and a corporate culture when you are just starting up and trying to make anything happen
* How a brand scales as the company grows to reflect corporate culture/mission, yet remain connected to the customer
Gabriela is well versed at assisting businesses to develop and implement strategies to create trusted brand and customer relationships with Latinx businesses and consumers. Gabriela is an experienced strategic marketing executive with more than 30 years of building successful brands. Learn more: https://www.scalto.com/
Karen Rands is a top podcaster and consultant focused on creating wealth through building and investing in successful entrepreneur endeavors. She wrote the best selling investor primer: Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.
To learn if Karen and her team can help you as an entrepreneur or investor, visit http://karenrands.co
For Angel Investors: Getting to YES (or no) and Key Aspects to Consider
Karen Rands shares her insights and experience gained helping hundreds of investors identify the strengths and weaknesses of angel investment opportunities. So much of what is presented to investors at pitch events is all about the sizzle... the potential of an opportunity, the market size, the validated customer need, the competition, but what about the founder? Is there a way to tell if the founder is going to be the kind of leader that the can take the company to startup to scale and to exit? When making a decision about investing money into a startup, you should consider these things before making an emotional decision.
Karen covers the following aspects of an opportunity that are 'hidden' indicators of potential trouble for the company in the future:
4. Financial Understanding
5. Ability to Raise Capital
and offers solutions when these subjective elements are weaknesses that could derail the potential for the opportunity.
Karen and her team offers due diligence services for investors for initial screening as well as full due diligence review. They help entrepreneurs remove their red flags that would impact their ability to raise all of the capital they seek. Kugarand Capital Holdings also offers Investor Relations services to help companies preparing for direct public offering and syndication with the Launch Funding Network. This is a way that they minimize the risk of a company not raising all the capital they need to launch and grow.
Visit http://kugarand.com to learn more. To schedule a discovery call, complete the form on the contact page.
Get the book: http://InsideSecretstoAngelInvesting.com
Find it On Youtube and WATCH: https://youtu.be/jcxjoBiWqsM
Investing in FinTech with an Impact, With Eric Hazard of Vested Ventures
Karen Rands is joined by Eric Hazard of Vested Ventures to discuss what “financial literacy” really means and why "fintech" is uniquely qualified to help provide it -- and how Compassionate Capitalists, angel investors, can make money while investing in companies that are solving social and economic inequality. The lack of financial literacy has created a market ripe for predatory consumer lending abuse with payday lending schemes and the structure of private student loans. You can trace the greed of certain financial institutions whom preyed on the financial naivete of people of color and first time home buyers with those crazy no money down balloon mortgages, leading to the real estate bubble and great recession 20 years ago.
In this podcast / video cast you will learn:
- The basic definition of FinTech and how it has evolved
- Why financial literacy begins with financial access
- How FinTech can strengthen relationships between businesses and their employees & customers, and be a force for good
- Why Vested Ventures is investing and accelerating in FinTech companies and how you can invest and succeed as well
Eric Hazard is a financial technology and communications veteran, and the CEO Vested Ventures. Eric holds a certificate in Fintech from MIT and is the host of the online video series Focus on Fintech. Vested Ventures invests in ultra lean FinTech entrepreneurs through a unique combination of money, network and communication exposure.
Learn More: https://vested.ventures/
Karen Rands advises entrepreneurs and investors on how to create wealth through funded innovation. Learn more about Kugarand Capital Holdings' services and pick up Karen's best selling book on angel investing at http://kugarand.com
The host is great. Definitely knows what she's doing. Invites the right guests and asks the right questions. I love this show!
Great host, great insights and great topics. I cannot recommend this show enough!
Incredible content. Karen is a passionate host and is very knowledgeable.