Kamran’s family immigrated to the United States from Pakistan when Kamran was just three years old. Eventually they settled in West Haven, CT, where his father worked three jobs to make ends meet, and his mother took care of all six children. For the Farid family, this was a new place, new people, and new obstacles.
When Kamran was six years old, he was diagnosed with leukemia. His mother walked 3 miles with him to the bus stop to take him to Yale Cancer Center, often carrying him on the way home because he was too tired to walk from treatment. It was a difficult time for him and his family – but they did everything they could to ensure that Kamran received the treatment he needed. Eventually, Kamran received a clean bill of health!
Hard work, dedication, and perseverance runs in Kamran’s blood – they were instilled in him by his parents from the moment he was born. These values served Kamran and his siblings well as they grew up. Every day after school, they worked at his family’s flower shop in East Haven. Eventually, this flower shop would become the birthplace of their family’s legacy, Edible Arrangements®.
Kamran co-founded Edible Arrangements® with his brothers in 1999. They poured all their time, energy, and heart into the company – perfecting the quality of the product, finding the right vendors, nurturing customer relationships, creating operational systems, opening the first franchise. In Kamran’s role as Principal and Chief Operating officer, he drove the company’s global mission, developing and managing operational systems, overseeing all procurement for the company and franchisees. Edible Arrangements® currently does over $600 million in sales, with over 1200 franchisees. Kamran remains co-owner of Edible Arrangements today.
Now, Kamran has opened a new chapter of his career with the creation of K Capital. Through this investment firm, he channels his passion for bringing new concepts, small businesses, and entrepreneurs at all stages to the next level. He channels the expertise and experience he gained from Edible Arrangements into investments – partnering with visionary entrepreneurs who are driven to change the world with new and innovative concepts.