Kareem joins us with 15+ years of diversified expertise spanning ecosystem partnership building, corporate venture capital, business development, sales management, channel marketing and product management. He is passionate about strategizing and building ecosystems to mutually benefit start-up and enterprise organizations and has successfully driven numerous thought-leadership events throughout his career.
He joins us from an independent consultant role delivering advisory services to early-stage start-up tech companies on various aspects of business development and go-to-market strategy, in addition to supporting corporate introductions and fundraising efforts leveraging his extensive personal industry network. Prior to that, Kareem was an Operating Partner and Head of Business Development at MS&AD Ventures; Advisor and Head of Strategic Partnerships at MagicCube; Vice President, Partnerships and Business Development at National Grid Partners; and Senior Director, Business Development at Intel Capital. Previously, Kareem was Marketing Director, Emerging Markets Product Group in Shanghai, PRC, and Territory General Manager in Cairo, Egypt, overseeing Egypt, Levant, and North Africa. Prior to that, he held additional positions of increasing responsibility, including Channel Marketing Manager, Product Line Manager, Product Manager and Software Engineer.
Kareem holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business, a Master’s of Industrial and Systems Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The American University in Cairo.
Kareem grew up in Cairo, Egypt. He is married with a 10-year old son and lives in San Francisco. He loves spending time with his family and friends and travelling; some of his favorite travel adventures include skiing the Alps in Switzerland, ferry crossing from Morocco to Spain, off-roading in the White Desert in Egypt, watching lava flowing on Hawaii’s Big Island and scuba diving in the Mexican Cenotes.