Venture Catalyst, a Compassionate Capitalist, Economist, Investor, and Entrepreneur. Karen Rands is the Leader and Advocate for the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. She believes entrepreneurism is the greatest source for wealth creation. “You don't have to be a successful entrepreneur to create generational wealth if you can learn how to invest in those companies that have the potential to be the next big thing”, according to Karen.
Karen is the Founder and CEO of Kugarand Capital Holdings, an consulting and advisory firm for entrepreneurs and investors. From 2001-200012, she managed and rebuilt the Network of Business Angels & Investors to be one of the most active angel investor groups in the Southeast and notable national recognition and has morphed that into the National Network of Angel Investors. To date, over 2000 investors have participated in some aspect of Karen’s investor education offerings and over 5000 have attended her events seeking to meet with entrepreneurs that have compelling investment opportunities. Furthermore, over 1000 entrepreneurs have benefited from Karen’s teaching and coaching, many of them applying that knowledge to their business strategy, and capital raise activities. Her clients have raised over $60 Million (est) combined and created hundreds of jobs, according to what we have been able to track.