Kareem Maddox is a podcast producer for Gimlet, which was acquired by Spotify in 2019. He produces a show called “The Pitch,” which is a real-life look into the venture capital fundraising process. His work involves searching for startups with engaging founders, coaching them on their pitches, and turning wonky business talk into an entertaining episode.
Before Gimlet, Kareem was a journalist at NPR member stations in Los Angeles and Colorado. He produced daily newsmagazine shows and hosted “All Things Considered” for a statewide audience at KUNC News.
Outside of his media career, Kareem plays professional International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3×3 basketball and is an Olympic hopeful in the sport for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. This summer, he won gold medals at the FIBA 3×3 World Cup in Amsterdam, and at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.