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You Need to Raise Capital -- Go Angel to VC or Crowd Funding Route?

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Karen Rands

Karen Rands


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Karen Rands is the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and the Author of the Best Selling book, Inside Secrets to Angel Investing.   It is the preferred tool for Angel Groups with new members that need to get up to speed, and those investors with a desire to diversify their wealth portfolio to include private equity stock of exciting entrepreneurial endeavors. 

Since the JOBS Act of 2012, 5 methods for raising capital from a crowd found have been added to the traditional pipeline of Friends & Family, to Angel Groups, to VCs.  They are Reward Based CrowdFunding, Equity Based CrowdFunding (REG CF), Intrastate Crowdfunding, REG D 506c and Reg A+.  The barriers between entrepreneurs and investors have been removed, but that doesn't mean it is any easier to raise capital.  If you pursue the wrong strategy, it can be an exercise in futility and a waste of time and money.   

In this episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast, Karen will explore which methods are best for the specific companies and when should strategies be integrated. 

Article Listing top CrowdFunding Sites and Definitions 

Angel Capital Associations FAQ about Angel Investors 

Karen has worked with entrepreneurs and investors for over 15 years, educating them on the best practices to succeed in business and get the funding necessary to reach their goals... for the company seeking capital and the investor seeking to get a good return on their investment. To learn more about Karen, the programs she offers Investors and Entrepreneurs, and to get a free excerpt of her book, the top 12 Inside Secrets, visit http://karenrands.co