10 Things You Didn’t Know about Entrepreneur Karim Nurani 

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on March 8, 2022

Think Kenyans would prefer sandwich wraps over smoothes? Think again. Or at least that was one discovery of Karim Nurani — now-famed investor, Chief Strategist at popular pre-IPO investment app (Linqto) and chief of Global Investor Conference, which returns in person in Lisbon this May. Who knew?

1. Karim Nurani’s first investment was in a gold mine in Tanzania.

2. He loves Neil Diamond.

3. Coffee is his favorite ice-cream flavor.

4. Loves motorcycle tenting and camping in all of its glamor.

5. Nurani completed his first Half Iron Man in 2021.

6. He wants to be known as the happiest man in the world. He realized this in 2017and lives by the quote: “Make everyday your best day.”

7. He was born on a farm in Kenya.

8. His most challenging job was importing textiles from India to Vancouver, in college.

9. His worst business idea: Selling wraps in Kenya. He started a wraps and smoothies restaurant and smoothies sold well but the wraps failed. When polling why they failed: “Kenyans like to see our food,” was the response. 

10. Nurani brought the first “Tex Mex” restaurant to Kenya. 

Now that we have piqued your interest, you can see Dr. Karim Nurani on stage during SxSW at Grit Daily House, March 10-15, in the podcast studio broadcasting live and on stage especially March 11.

For tickets, see Grit Daily’s Eventbrite page for Grit Daily House, March 10-15, here.

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Jordan French is the Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily Group, encompassing Financial Tech Times, Smartech Daily, Transit Tomorrow, BlockTelegraph, Meditech Today, and flagship outlet, Grit Daily. The champion of live journalism, Grit Daily's team hails from ABC, CBS, CNN, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox, PopSugar, SF Chronicle, VentureBeat, Verge, Vice, and Vox. An award-winning journalist, he was on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur with one sale. Formerly an engineer and intellectual-property attorney, his third company, BeeHex, rose to fame for its "3D printed pizza for astronauts" and is now a military contractor. A prolific investor, he's invested in 50+ early stage startups with 10+ exits through 2023.

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