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.
Investments led in US and India include: GraphScience (acquired), Stipple (acquired), Frid.ge (acquired), Retailigence, Betaworks, Sense Networks (acquired), Voxify (acquired), SmartZip, Yatra, BuzzInTown (acquired), Vriti, Cerebra & MediaSpike.
Investments led in Africa include: Hotels.ng and Printivo.
General Manager, Finance & Portfolio Operations
Olaide Olusoji-Oke is General Manager Finance and Portfolio Operations of EchoVC Partners. Before this, Olaide was with Asset & Resource Management Company Limited (the largest non financial institution in Nigeria) for almost eight years as Assistant Vice President Finance before her promotion to the role of Chief Financial Officer of ARM Investment Managers Limited (a subsidiary of Asset & Resource Management Company Limited). Olaide was involved in the restructuring process of the ARM group and assisted in the implementation of IFRS reporting.
Prior to this role, Olaide trained with Horwath Dafinone (Chartered Accountants) for seven years, where she acquired experience in auditing, business assurance, financial reporting and taxation.
Olaide is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria(ICAN) and attended Yaba College of Technology where she studied Urban and Regional Planning.
Head of Incubation & Product Development
Eunice is Head of Incubation & Product Development at EchoVC Partners. Prior to joining EchoVC, Eunice worked on five different startups in varying stages, from conception to acquisition and combines a deep love of technology and design with a solid business and operations background. She has co-founded three startups: Flavorize (a food recommendation engine), MetricMesh (a cross-device, real-time behavioral advertising platform) and Studio Archcraft (an independent video game development studio). She was formerly the head of Network Development at Massive Inc, the in-game advertising market leader which was acquired by Microsoft and Manager of Corporate Development at Tagged, a pioneer in the social discovery space. Eunice graduated from New York University's Stern School of Business with a BS in Finance and a BS in Information Systems. She has also worked at JP Morgan Partners and Merrill Lynch.
Damilola Thompson is Corporate Counsel of EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund. Before this, she worked for a top-tier law firm in Lagos, Nigeria for over 3 years, with core competencies in Corporate, Venture Capital and Private Equity transactions. During this period, she drove seed/early-stage financing transactions for startups, and represented African and international investors.
Ms. Thompson is passionate about startups and venture financing, and providing early-stage companies with much needed mentorship required for scaling. She has a graduate degree from the University of Lagos and has completed various post-graduate courses including the Kauffman Fellows Academy’s course on venture capital. She is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria.
She is currently a mentor with the Unreasonable Institute (Nigeria) and provides mentorship to a number of startups.
Associate Principal, Investments
Uche Ogboi is an Associate Principal, Investments at EchoVC Partners. Prior to joining EchoVC, Uche worked at Citi for close to 8 years as an Investment Banker. Focusing mainly on M&A advisory and structured products, Uche was involved in deploying over $8 billion of capital across various regions including Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. Whilst at Citi, Uche managed the bank’s SME fund and its other equity investments and was involved in structuring the bank’s agriculture lending initiative. In her first year at Citi, she was selected to be part of a one-year leadership programme where she gained experience in technology, finance, equities, fixed income, export and agency finance and credit risk, across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Before joining Citi, Uche worked as an Accountant for 2 years and is Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exam-qualified. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level III candidate. Uche attended the University of Birmingham where she studied Accounting and Finance.
Analyst, Investments & Portfolio Operations
Fisayo is an Analyst, Investments and Portfolio Operations at EchoVC Partners. Prior to joining EchoVC, Fisayo worked in the investment banking team at Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited, a leading indigenous full service investment banking franchise in Nigeria. At Afrinvest, he worked on transactions across various sectors including Banking, Insurance, FMCGs, Agriculture, and Real Estate amongst others. Particularly, Fisayo was a core member of the firm's Start-up/Technology advisory business, where he advised start-ups and entrepreneurs on potential capital raising options as well as growth strategy. His role covered emerging sectors including Financial Technology (Peer-to-Peer Lending, Securities Brokerage and Asset Management), Media Content Creation and Distribution, etc.
Prior to that, Fisayo worked at CAO Partners Limited as a business analyst, where he assisted in the restructuring of an HNI portfolio, positioning the portfolio for superior performance during the gradual recovery from the devastating economic recession.