EchoVC Partners

EchoVC Partners

EchoVC Partners invests in technology companies focused on consumer, media, data, and devices in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and North America.

EchoVC Partners is a Lagos, Nigeria based venture capital firm founded in 2011 by Eghosa Omoigui. The firm focuses on the internet, digital media, mobile, software, tech-enabled services, e-commerce, digital media, content and advertising sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and North America.

The firm specializes in seed, early-stage and growth-stage investments. The notable investment portfolio of EchoVC Partners includes Easyshop Easycook, Kukua, LifeBank, Lori Systems, myPadi, PayJoy, QuickBus, SystemOne, WorldCover. As of January 2020, EchoVC Partners has made 49 investments and had 25 exits.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Life360

Company

Android
San Francisco
Zerply

Zerply is a company founded by James Bennett, Christofer Karltorp and Taaniel Jakobs.

Freelancer
PayJoy

PayJoy is a software development company offering a mobile digital platform to purchase new smartphones and receive loans using their smartphone as collateral.

Consumer electronics
San Francisco
MediaSpike

MediaSpike is a company founded by John McCrea, Blake Commagere and Daniel Dodd.

Virtual reality
myPadi.ng

myPadi.ng is a Nigeria-based company founded by Joel Amawhe.

Nigeria
Frontier Car Group

SystemOne

Massachusetts
Cars45

Cars45 is a Nigeria-based company.

Nigeria
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund I Ltd
75,000,000
16,177,419
Port Louis
October 24, 2014
EchoVC Alpha Seed Fund I, L.P.
20,000,000
Palo Alto, California
December 29, 2011
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adeola Agbaje-Dosekun

Analyst, Investments & Portfolio Operations

Aima Nwafor-Ohiwerei

Senior Analyst, Research & Portfolio Operations

Damilola Thompson

Senior Counsel, Legal, Compliance & Corporate Development

Deji Sasegbon

Director, Platform & Portfolio Operations

Eghosa Omoigui

General Partner

Eunice Chou-Omoigui

Head of Incubation & Product Development

Fisayo Durojaye

Associate, Investments & Portfolio Operations

Olutosin Oni

Principal, Investments

Saeed Seghosime

Analyst, Investments & Portfolio Operations

Taiwo Kamson Ketiku

Vice President, Investments

Tito Cookey-Gam

Analyst, Investments & Portfolio Operations

Tsendai Chagwedera

Associate Principal & Regional Head, East Africa

Usman Sotunde

Corporate Attorney, Legal, Compliance and Corporate Development

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Easyshop Easycook

Kukua

LifeBank

Lori Systems

myPadi

PayJoy

QuickBus

SystemOne

WorldCover

References

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