Karim Faris

General Partner, Google Ventures

Karim leads GV’s investments in enterprise software, data analytics, and security. He brings over a decade of operational and investment experience to his role. He initially joined Google’s corporate development team in 2008, the group responsible for all mergers and acquisitions and has been at GV since inception.

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 i486™, and later as product manager for the Pentium® 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 M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. in computer engineering from Brown University where he published several papers on neural networks.