TANCon2006 - San Francisco, October 2006 - Fostering African Entrepreneurship
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Eghosa Omoigui

Director, Strategic Investments
Intel Capital


Eghosa Omoigui has been with Intel for nearly 7 years and is currently a Director of Strategic Investments with Intel Capital (ICap), the venture capital subsidiary of Intel Corporation. In this role, he leads investments in consumer internet startups. He is also ICap’s leading expert on semantic technologies and search. Prior to this role, Eghosa was Chief of Staff of Intel Capital. As the Chief of Staff for the world’s largest corporate technology investing organization, he assisted the ICap President in day-to-day operations and strategic planning, setting and implementing overall org strategy, direction and execution, and maintaining the organization’s visibility and ecosystem leadership by showcasing Intel Capital’s advantages to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists worldwide. Selected ICap deals that Eghosa was involved with include CADMos, Photobit, Sharewave, Get2Chip, Consera, JBoss, and AppIQ. Pre-ICap deals included GeoTrust and 800.com, among others.

Prior to joining Intel, Eghosa worked at several start-ups in senior management positions and served as a corporate, VC, M&A and securities law firm lawyer and in-house counsel. Mr. Omoigui has served as an advisor to the Korean IT Network and has served on the judging panel of venture capital professionals at the annual KIN Investment Consulting Conference. He is currently a VC coach to ASTIA, (the womens technology network). Eghosa has also been an invited judge/tutor to programs organized by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, an organization with a mission to teach entrepreneurship to low income youth by improving their business, academic, technology and life skills. He has also been a member of several ABA Committees including the Small Business Committee, the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities and the Task Force on Small Business Issuers. Eghosa attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Babson College ’s Olin Graduate School of Business. He is admitted to the bar in Nigeria , New York and Oregon.


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