Eghosa Omoigui

Eghosa Omoigui


Palo Alto, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since April 17, 2011
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I am a(n):

Investor

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

Love to mount daily assaults on conventional wisdom.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Frustrating: convincing unbelievers.
Rewarding: converting unbelievers

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Hubris

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Optimism is underrated; Building a team of complementary skills/knowledge is absolutely required; Swing hard, or die trying.

Full bio

Eghosa Omoigui is a Silicon Valley-based technology-focused investor and founding Managing 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. In that time, 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 TinkerCAD, Life360, Stipple, Retailigence, Namesake, Commagere Ventures, SpeakerText, Frid.ge (acquired by Google) Betaworks, Sense Networks, Voxify, SmartZip, Yatra, BuzzInTown, & Cerebra.

Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/eghosao

Ask Me Questions on Quora or Namesake: www.quora.com/eghosa-omoigui & www.namesake.com/eghosao

Even More About Me: http://angel.co/eghosao

Connect: http://www.linkedin.com/in/eghosaomoigui