Hakim is a Principal at Orchid Ventures, LLC a New Jersey based media and entertainment venture capital fund. The fund, formed in December 1999, invests in entertainment projects such as independent films and early stage media companies. The fund is an aggregate of smaller film funds raised since 1993 and assets under management have grown to $20 million. Film investments (including “Sling Blade”) have garnered worldwide awards including four Academy Award nominations and one Oscar. Private equity investments range from traditional media such as television content, publishing and management companies to new media and emerging technologies for digital/technical programming and production.