Based in
Dubai // NYC

Kareem Elsirafy

Managing Partner

Kareem Elsirafy is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor with extensive strategic and operating experience in early-stage tech. Having dedicated almost two decades of his career toward technological solutions for business and social complications, Kareem believes in the power of technology to drive positive returns for social impact and business initiatives.

Kareem is a United States Marine Corps veteran and holds multiple degrees from Columbia University including BAs in Political Science, Economics and Middle Eastern Studies, and an Executive MBA in Technology Management from Columbia as well.

Most recently, Kareem held executive roles at various NYC based companies providing strategic advisory and execution for various public institutions including U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Departments of State, in addition to notable private corporations such as Google, MetLife, IMG, Ally Bank, Pepsi, and Citibank.

In 2011, Kareem co-founded and built, a network care coordination SaaS platform that initially helped military veterans transition to civilian life and expanded to the entire U.S. Health and Human Services industry raising over $195.3m in total capital at a $1.65bn valuation. Kareem also founded M1 Marketing Firm in 2007 which exited for 22x in 2009.

In his current role, Kareem serves as the managing partner at Modus Capital changing the narrative on how to empower entrepreneurs in the start-up ecosystem while driving positive returns for investors and social impact initiatives.

Articles from Kareem

Find Your Larry

31 Dec, 2022
In loving memory of Jehu Lawrence “Larry” Blades Growing up as a Middle Eastern immigrant in...

The Tools your Team Needs to be as Efficient as Possible

18 Aug, 2020
Setting your team up for success is tied to the company’s operational structure. Kareem Elsirafy...

How to Create the Ideal Team for your Startup!

03 Aug, 2020
Kareem Elsirafy on Team-building: Creating the Perfect Mix of Startup Talent Out of all the...

Investor Board vs Advisory Board – Modus Podcast // Ep. 5

18 May, 2020
Episode Overview In the 5th episode of the Modus Capital Podcast , Kareem Elsirafy explains the...

How to Use Process to Make up for a Lack of Resources?

05 May, 2020
Kareem Elsirafy on Resource Allocation: Using Process to Mitigate a Lack of Available Resources Few...

How to Prepare a Winning Pitch Deck – Modus Podcast // Ep. 4

26 Apr, 2020
Modus VC · How to Prepare a Winning Pitch Deck Episode Overview The purpose of a pitch deck is for...

What to Look for in a Cofounder? – Modus Podcast // Ep. 3

Modus VC · The One Thing You Should Look for in a Co-Founder Episode Overview In this 3rd episode...

VCs vs Angel Investors; How to Raise Capital for your Venture? – Modus Podcast // Ep. 2

23 Apr, 2020
Episode Overview In this 2nd episode of the Modus Podcast , Kareem Elsirafy, managing partner at...

Welcome to the Modus Podcast – Modus Podcast // Ep. 1

22 Apr, 2020
Episode Overview: On the first episode of the Modus Podcast, Kareem Elsirafy, managing partner at...

A Startup’s Key to Success: The Process of Testing and Iterating

06 Apr, 2020
The ability to develop short-term and long-term plans that account for the wide variety of possible...

How to Create the Right Budget for your Startup?

23 Mar, 2020
Kareem Elsirafy on Startups, Budgetary Needs, Resource Allocation, and Building a Runway...

4 Mandatory First Steps Before Asking for Venture Capital Funding

27 Jan, 2020
The entrepreneurial spirit is often noted for its ability to imbue aspiring startup founders with a...

What to Look for When Hiring your Next Star!

26 Jan, 2020
Kareem Elsirafy on Essential Hiring Strategies The professionals at the core of any company play an...
I wanted to make an impact, to be more than a consultant. Modus became a VC that guides your business's growth from day one. From operations to financial guidance, marketing, to exit strategies, we work with you to help you achieve your business goals and dreams.

In the Press

Bloomberg Interview

Kareem Elsirafy SME 10x Interview