Eghosa Omoigui is the founder and Managing General Partner of EchoVC Partners (a seed & early-stage technology venture capital firm bridging Silicon Valley & underserved emerging markets), EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund, a seed-stage tech VC fund focused on sub-Saharan Africa & EchoVC+, an early-growth-stage VC vehicle focused on emerging markets including Africa.
Before this, Eghosa was with Intel for nearly 10 years and his last role was as Intel Capital Director, 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 in the US, EU & Asia. Omoigui also drove ICap’s stage-agnostic 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, Qik and Pandora.
EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund’s disclosed investments include HotelsNG, the leading hotel booking platform in Nigeria, S&T Media, the fastest growing small-screen digital out-of-home network in West Africa, Ma3route, Kenya’s go-to social traffic info platform, MyPadi.ng, the leading marketplace for off-campus accommodation targeted at university students, and Printivo.com, the largest online print community and marketplace in Africa. EchoVC+ is an investor in Frontier Car Group/Cars45 and Gro Intelligence.