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, Frid.ge (acquired), Retailigence, Betaworks, Sense Networks, Voxify (acquired), SmartZip, Yatra, BuzzInTown (acquired), Cerebra & MediaSpike.
Member, Board of Directors
Managing General Partner
Lead Investor & Member, Board of Directors
|May, 2015||Hotels.ng||$1.2M / Seed||EchoVC Partners|
|Jul, 2014||SmartZip||$12M / Series B||Intel Capital|
|Nov, 2011||Tinkercad||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2010||Miso Media||$600k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2010||Stipple||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2010||Retailigence||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2010||Voxify||$8M / Venture||Intel Capital|
|Mar, 2010||Betaworks||$20M / Series B (Lead)||Intel Capital|
|Jun, 2009||Sense Networks||$6M / Series B (Lead)||Intel Capital|
|Feb, 2008||Voxify||$15M / Series D (Lead)||Intel Capital|
|Mar 17, 2016||TechCabal - Nigeria’s S&T Media just secured $1 million seed funding from EchoVC|
|Feb 10, 2016||Disrupt Africa - 7 most active investors in African tech in 2015|
|Jan 29, 2016||The Paypers Headlines - Interswitch allegedly on the path to UK IPO|
|Jan 28, 2016||TechCrunch - Nigerian Fintech Company Interswitch Could Become Africa’s First Public Startup Unicorn|
|Nov 17, 2015||Mattermark - Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, November 17th, 2015|
|Aug 4, 2015||VentureBurn - Ventureburn|
|Jul 30, 2015||Tech Moran - Wecyclers gets $55,000 from Case Foundation upon winning Pitch for Lagos - TechMoran|
|Jul 23, 2015||TechCrunch - The Rise Of Silicon Savannah And Africa’s Tech Movement|