Karim is a partner at Google Ventures. He initially joined Google's corporate development team in 2008, the group responsible for all Mergers & Acquisitions. His primary areas of focus include Internet services, mobile and digital media.
Prior to Google, Karim was a venture capitalist at Atlas Venture, where he worked on investments in software and Internet infrastructure.
Previously, he was Director of New Ventures at Level 3 Communications, responsible for evaluating new business opportunities and has led product development for the company's voice services.
Earlier in his career, Karim held various product and marketing roles at Intel, initially on the i486â„¢, and later as product manager for the PentiumÂ® Processor. He started his career at Siemens as a software engineer working on the first vehicle navigation system for BMW. Karim holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Computer Engineering from Brown University where he published several papers on Neural Networks.
Software Engineer, Vehicle Navigation Systems
Jan, 1994 - Apr, 1994
Product Manager, Pentium Processor
May, 1994 - May, 1997
May, 1998 - Sep, 1998
Director, New Ventures
Jun, 1999 - Jun, 2002
Jul, 2002 - Jan, 2007