As Managing Partner at Modus Capital, Kareem Elsirafy continues to realize success in providing operational innovation in technological investment to entrepreneurs and businesses. The company both invests in and services early to mid-stage companies while providing value acceleration through strategic, technical, creative, and market execution services.
After graduating from Columbia University, Kareem, a former Marine, joined forces with a fellow veteran to create a digital platform designed to help veterans with the transition to civilian life. Kareem was also the founder of M1 Marketing, a firm that offered consulting services regarding creative business marketing strategies.
What do you (or your business) do?
I am the Managing Partner at Modus Capital. At Modus Capital we help expose investors to great investment opportunities in growing technology companies. We also assist those growing technology companies with in-depth operational support, talent, and funding.
How long have you been in business?
We have been around for about two years, but the framework for our business has been manifesting among the partners for several years.
Are there any unique challenges in your industry?
In our industry, it can be tough to find good opportunities and good people to invest in. And, at the same time, it’s a challenge to educate investors that there is optionality for high reward without the traditional high risk associated with early-stage venture capital.
Do you have any particular challenges that you personally address?
Management of the team is critical and making sure that they have the support and everything that they need to be successful and work cohesively. That’s a challenge that any leader of any business will have to address personally.
Is your industry growing, shrinking, or remaining the same?
The industry is growing significantly. Technology is advancing every day, as are opportunities to alleviate consumer pain or optimize business operations. Technology will only continue to evolve with time.
How does technology impact your company?
Technology has a significant impact on our business. Aside from helping us to manage our own intra-org operations, everything that we do focuses on leveraging technology to be able to have a very big, effective, footprint in an industry.
Have you ever been to Miami? What part of Miami?
Yes, I have been multiple times, everywhere from Coral Gables to Star Island to South Beach.
Did you visit any particular locations including restaurants?
I usually like staying in one of the hotels on South Beach and then visiting the speedway.
Would you come back?
Yes, I would love to. There were really amazing beaches, cool people, and some really nice cars.
Was it a business or pleasure trip?
Most of the time my visits were for business. A few times my trips were to visit my family in the area, which is always a good excuse make the trip.
Where do you see yourself or business in 5 years?
I see us growing, having supported, and having produced some very successful, innovative, and impactful technologies. Personally, I hope to continue to develop as a leader and refine my skill set in supporting my team and enabling them to do the best job that they can.