Venture Capital in Sub-Saharan Africa with Eghosa Omoigui

Venture Capital in Sub-Saharan Africa with Eghosa Omoigui

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.

On this episode you’ll learn:

  • What are some of the biggest obstacles faced by early stage startups in Africa before they grow to the size where they can raise a large growth round?
  • What are the big questions entrepreneurs must ask corporate VCs when entering into discussions with them? And what are the big red flags entrepreneurs should look for in their dialogue?
  • Coming from the Silicon Valley bubble into different African markets, how do you think differently about valuations?

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

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