Our calling is improving lives by what we do.
Since 2014 we’ve been helping like-minded entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams. We just don't invest in companies, we help guide the growth and success of ideas that are original, interesting and useful to people around the world.
Investing in the Future
Karlani Capital was founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Karlani was created by Nooruddin "Rudy" Karsan, after he sold his technology-based human resource management company, Kenexa, to IBM. Karlani has invested in and partnered with a number of well-known startups that are doing great things in their respective fields. When it comes to investing, there’s no such thing as approaching us too early. We’re looking for like-minded people who want to go on this journey with us, with plenty of joy, laughter and occasional tears along the way, enriching humanity through what we do.
We love creating new ideas that change lives for the better, wealth for our entrepreneurs and their employees, new products that democratize humanity through better access or simpler ways to do things, and we love being part of the communities we serve.
We love life, period. While we do take our work very seriously, we don't take ourselves very seriously. When it really comes down to it, we believe:
Our calling is improving lives by what we do.
Integrity is in our DNA.
Opportunity exists everywhere; we just have to find it.
If it doesn't sell, we don’t do it.
Life is better when you’re laughing, through both happiness and sadness.
Karlani Capital has one main objective: to enable the growth and success of ideas that are original, interesting, and useful to people. At the core, Karlani is an operating fund lead by a group of master operators with the expertise to help grow companies from 1 to 1,000+ employees, as well as from $1 to over a billion dollars in valuation, and even assist you in taking your company into the public markets. As your partner, our goal is to add exceptional value with every investment we make. But that's not all. We want you enjoy the sheer exhilaration of being an entrepreneur.
As seasoned entrepreneurs, we know how emotionally and mentally draining building your business can be. Chances are any pain points you are experiencing in your start-up are things we've already been through; and we're happy to advise you through them. Our vast, combined expertise, (which includes, though is not limited to, entrepreneurship, technology, finance, adtech, enterprise software, sales execution, HR, operations, product development, ecommerce, digital marketing, branding, mobile tech, retail, and manufacturing) can help you attain the true potential of your idea or product.
We will support your growth by helping you to define your business’ strategy and future direction for successful growth. Our singular objective is to help you execute; not to add reporting requirements. Our portfolio companies have told us they love the discipline we help bring, and that we enable them to thrive both financially and as a workplace of choice. We have a strong value system that aims to enrich humanity through what we do, which is reflected in our portfolio of partner companies.
Partners. Visionaries. Success.
We thrive on opportunity, which means we'll listen to almost any pitch; however, all our investments have some type of technology component. We have invested in companies ranging from fintech to adtech and ecommerce to enterprise software. It's safe to say that we'll likely pass if your start-up involves drawing of cats.
We generally invest from early stage to Series B; however, we have participated in later rounds of financing. A product and active users / sales is required to charm the pants off us. We are also open to being creative around financing options and have extended venture debt.
We've invested in companies on every continent except Antarctica. We're perfectly fine venturing out of our comfort zone and investing in companies from different countries and states. Not only do we get to take a fun "business trip", but we relentlessly believe in an increasingly global world and expect our portfolio companies to align with that philosophy.
We invest $100k to $2m+ in a round. Our goal is to find companies that we go on a long-term journey with and have more than a few cash stacks under our mattresses for follow-on rounds.
We are a powerful team made up of seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced investors who are experts at finding great people with unique ideas and potential. Our vast, combined expertise (which includes, though is not limited to, entrepreneurship, technology, finance, adtech, enterprise software, sales execution, HR, operations, product development, ecommerce, digital marketing, branding, mobile tech, retail, and manufacturing) can help you attain the true potential of your idea or product.