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Pioneers Meetup #6: Eghosa Omoigui, General Partner at EchoVC

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  • Eghosa Omougui is leading the charge for Silicon Valley venture capital funds that are focused on regions outside the Bay Area. Recently his team at EchoVC launched the EchoVC Pan-Africa Tech Fund which aims to grow and support the African tech ecosystem. Previously Eghosa was Director of Strategic Investments at Intel Capital.

    Join us for a night of networking and discussion on the reasons and motivations behind investors looking outside Silicon Valley for startup investments.

    About Eghosa:

    Eghosa Omoigui is the founder and Managing General Partner of EchoVC Partners. Before this, Eghosa was with Intel for nearly 10 years and his last role was as Intel Capital Director, Strategic Investments, Consumer Internet & Semantic Technologies, where he acted as a senior investment professional focused on platform-agnostic consumer web services and digital media-based investment opportunities. Omoigui also drove ICap's investment focus on next generation semantic technologies, smart data and the realtime web. Eghosa was personally responsible for (developing supporting theses for and) sourcing investment opportunities in various companies including AdMob, Jaiku, Powerset, Facebook, LinkedIn, Teracent and Pandora.

    Prior to this role, Omoigui was Chief of Staff to the President of Intel Capital (the largest global tech corporate VC), and, before that, Chief of Staff for Intel’s Treasury organization, helping oversee an $18B cash platform. Omoigui attended UPenn Law School and Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

    Representative investments include GraphScience, Stipple, (acquired), Retailigence, Betaworks, Sense Networks, Voxify (acquired), SmartZip, Yatra, BuzzInTown (acquired), Cerebra & MediaSpike.

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