Kareem El Sawy

Kareem is a founding Partner of Arrowroot Capital.

He 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).

Kareem currently sits on the board of Agilence, ServiceAide, ICIX, SocialChorus, KeyedIn, ParkHub and Sourcepoint. He was named to GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors in 2020.


  • 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