Kareem El Sawy


Kareem is a founding Partner of Arrowroot Capital and is responsible for overseeing investment professionals & operating partners, qualifying deals, conducting due diligence, executing transactions, and monitoring portfolio companies.

Prior to Arrowroot, Kareem was at OpenGate Capital in Los Angeles, a global private equity firm, where he was on the M&A team for North and Latin America. Prior to OpenGate, Kareem was at Redwood Capital Group (nka Drake Star Partners), a merchant bank in Los Angeles, where he participated in principal and advisory transactions for middle market companies in technology, media and telecom.

Kareem currently sits on the board of Agilence, Embotics, ServiceAide, ICIX, SocialChorus, KeyedIn, and ParkHub.


- Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A.

- Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, M.A., International Studies

- University of Southern California, B.S., Corporate Finance and International Business