Kareem El Sawy

Kareem is a founding Partner of Arrowroot Capital.

Kareem 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. He began his investing career in TMT merchant banking (now a part of Drake Star Partners). He was named to GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors in 2020 and 2022.


  • 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