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 has also served at Dubai-based Abraaj Group, a global emerging markets private equity firm. 

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


- 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