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Karen Rands

Advisor Greater Atlanta Area, US

Founder/President, Kugarand Capital Holdings, Catalyst for the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. Helping Entrepreneurs & Investors

Founder/President, Kugarand Capital Holdings, Catalyst for the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. Helping Entrepreneurs & Investors

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Involved In


Kugarand Capital Holdings, LLC
Kugarand Capital Holdings


Music Wizard


Managing Director National Network of Angel Investors (formerly NBAI - Network of Business Angels and Investors) September 2005 - present
President (Launch Funding Network) December 2003 - present
Author Learn to Be an Angel - The Compassionate Capitalist Movement February 2003 - present
Founder/President Kugarand Capital Holdings, LLC August 2001 - present
Founder, Managing Director Kugarand Capital Holdings May 2001 - present
Coordinator SPEC 2009 Southeast Private Equity & Capital Conference January 2008 - April 2009
"Deal Maker" IBM 1987 - 2001


University of Florida Marketing August 1985 - May 1987
Emory University Economics August 1981 - May 1985

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Green
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Movies/Film

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I have worked with dozens of entrepreneurs directly providing strategic advice that lead to profitable operations and access to capital. Hundreds of entrepreneurs have benefited from my workshops and free educational materials. I have worked with investors for 15 years to understand what motivates them to invest and offering educational tools for them to reduce their risks with private company investment.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

It is important for all co-founders to be like minded in the direction of the business and in understanding the principal of 'Rich Founder vs Poor CEO'.

As an Advisor

Start with an initial free consultation to determine viability.
As appropriate, the entrepreneur will enter a program within the LAUNCHfn Access to Capital System.
We offer Business Development and Capital Access Strategy for startups to Investor Relations through Crowd Financed Reg A+ and Reg D 506c platform for established growing companies that qualify.
To learn more, sign up for an initial consultation at

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Burke Franklin
Owner, JIAN. Previously Instructor - Business Plans, CEO Space. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Karen knows a lot about business financing as well as what investors are looking for!
Chris Salter (CEO of Music Wizard Next Gen)
CEO and Founder, Music Wizard and Owner, Music WIzard Group. University of California, Los Angeles grad.
Karen is pretty meticulous, and thorough, and insightful. But that's not really why I like working with her. She has a great sense of humor ... and a great laugh and a deep sense of purpose, so whatever the obstacles, she doesn't panic or give up, she finds a way through because she has a bigger plan, for you and the project. It's pretty great when someone reminds you of those things in the middle of a lot of stress. Mainly, she's super competent and fun to work with.
Bernadette Boas
We worked together  •  Media and Entertainment Industry Group Leader, Ritz Group - Atlanta and CEO, Founder, Ball of Fire Consulting.
Karen has tremendous expertise, experience and know how to advise and guide others. She is fully dedicated to the success of others, which I ... have always admired.
Kenneth Darryl Brown
They're my advisor  •  Sales Trainer and Business Coach, Southwestern Consulting. University of Michigan grad.
Karen, is a fantastic advisor and mentor for entrepreneurs and start-up companies. She is definitely a Compassionate Capitalist who truly ca ... res for her clients. She is a strategic asset and helps new companies in so many ways. First, Karen has the knowledge, resources and knows how to connect start-up companies with the capital funding that they need – that is if they follow her advice and direction. Second, she is dedicated to showing companies how to successfully raise capital and build a thriving business. Third, Karen's seminars, workshops, webinars, videos, podcasts, speeches, commentaries and presentations are both thought provoking and insightful. Last, her commitment to assist and support small business start-ups is inspiring and empowering. Karen's angel investing experience, business insight and connections are quite impressive. She is an outstanding strategic resource and partner for growth-oriented entrepreneurs and companies. Check out Karen and her company, if you want to take your company to the next level.
Dave Powell
CEO, Pro Hockey Vision and CEO, SandOaks, LLC. Stanford grad.
Dara Albright
We worked together  •  Co-founder, FinFair Conference and Founder, Dara Albright Media.
Karen is diligent, accomplished and hard working, and remains on the forefront of the latest financing techniques.
Jim Bock
They're my friends  •  Director of Human Resources, TNG – A Division of the Jim Pattison Group. Previously Senior Human Resources Consultant, Kugarand Holdings.
Joyce Bone
They're my friends  •  Board of Advisors - Entrepreneur Center, Kennesaw State University and Board of Advisors- Business Division, Gwinnett Tech.
Karen knows all aspects of funding businesses and is adept at helping other entrepreneurs understand their financing options. She gives her ... all to her clients and is fun to be around. A great combination of wit, business acumen, and get it done attitude.
Faith Reagan aka JustFaith
They're my friends  •  Independent Travel Agent, Travel for Life Community and Sales Trainer, Eric Lofholm International.
Karen is a trusted friend and leader in her field. Karen's get-it-done attitude and high-level enthusiasm is contagious in the best way. I ... t was my pleasure to work with her on a reunion planning committee that resulted in a fantastic time had by all as well as additional monies left to donate to a project to our school. She is an excellent speaker and shares her knowledge with others as she assists them on their growth paths towards success. Highly recommend.

Daniel E Latch
Executive Board Member, Community Angels and Chief Engagement Officer, SPEAR Coaching.
A key element of a successful entrepreneur is the thirst to always improve and up your game. Daniel does that through his involvement with ... professional organizations. Another key element is understanding the value of Doing Good by Doing Well...Daniel has shown a commitment to the entrepreneurial endeavor and integrating that with service to others.