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Eghosa Omoigui is a Morgan Hill, CA-based angel investor who typically invests $25-100K in young companies. Omoigui prefers to invest in consumer/internet/media/mobile at the seed and early stages. Omoigui is location agnostic but does look for at least one technical founder and large market with unmet needs. He has experience with the application of semantic technologies to large data sets He aims to provide portfolio companies with product advice, finance, recruiting, M&A, competitive analysis and his network.

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Extra Crunch roundup: StockX EC-1, Early Stage recaps, unpacking Alkami’s IPO, more

Apr 10, 2021

EditorialTeam 12 min read Over the previous couple of days, we’ve revealed a number of articles recapping panels from final week’s TechCrunch Early Stage digital convention. Each story relies on an interview with a founder or investor who addressed among the commonest startup dilemmas. Predictably, they’re largely targeted on the how and why: How do I get into an accelerator? When ought to I rent a gross sales crew? What’s one of the best ways to earn consideration from traders? TechCrunch reporter Natasha Mascarenhas interviewed Kleiner Perkins associate Bucky Moore to get sector-agnostic recommendation for founders who’re prepared to lift a Series A. Their dialog isn’t a rehash of fundamental greatest practices — Moore says the pandemic has essentially modified the way in which he does enterprise: “I truly consider that first conferences over Zoom are right here to remain; I feel it’s way more environment friendly.” I’m wanting ahead to the eventual return of stay TechCrunch occasions, however every Early Stage recap contains video and an entire transcript. As ever, full articles can be found for Extra Crunch members. Thanks very a lot for studying — I hope you could have a implausible weekend. Walter Thompson Full Extra Crunch articles are solely out there to members Use low cost code ECFriday to save lots of 20% off a one- or two-year subscription The StockX EC-1 Have you ever purchased a pig in a poke? It’s a saying from medieval instances: A farmer touring on an unfamiliar highway agrees to purchase a child pig in a bag from a passing stranger. Unfortunately, when the farmer will get again to their hut and opens the sack, there’s a kitten inside. The threat of getting caught with a counterfeit merchandise when shopping for on-line is actual, particularly in relation to sneakers, jewellery and different designer merchandise. That’s why on-line market StockX created a rigorous product verification and authentication course of. To date, its customers have carried out greater than 10 million transactions for sneakers, purses, streetwear, watches and different high-end gadgets which might be usually produced in restricted portions. StockX’s costs are regulated and all transactional information is clear, components which have mixed to assist the platform attain a $2.eight billion valuation. In a four-part collection that dropped this week, Extra Crunch analyzes this “foundational new class of market” that started as a hobbyist’s sneaker value chart. Part 1: How StockX turned the inventory market of hype Part 2: Authentication and StockX’s international arms race in opposition to fraudsters Part 3: Where StockX suits within the enterprise of sneakers Part 4: The penalties of scaling up sneaker tradition The StockX EC-1 Image Credits: Nigel Sussman (opens in a brand new window) Yes, the baseball card firm goes public in a debut that might simply be learn as a technique to put cash into the NFT craze with out truly having to purchase cryptocurrencies. Will Topps’ SPAC-led debut develop the bustling NFT market? Digging into the Alkami Technology IPO Image Credits: Nigel Sussman (opens in a brand new window) It seems that the slowdown in tech debuts shouldn’t be an entire freeze; regardless of regarding information concerning the IPO pipeline, some offers are chugging forward. Alkami Technology joins an inventory that features Coinbase’s impending direct itemizing and Robinhood’s anticipated IPO. Texas-based Alkami Technology is a software program firm that delivers its product to banks through the cloud, so it’s not a legacy participant scraping collectively an IPO throughout growth instances. Let’s dig into the newest SEC submitting from the software program unicorn. Chinese startups rush to deliver different protein to individuals’s plates Image Credits: TechCrunch Last yr may effectively have been the daybreak of other protein in China. More than 10 startups raised capital to make plant-based protein for a rustic with growing meat demand. Of these, Starfield, Hey Maet, Vesta and Haofood have been round for a couple of yr; ZhenMeat was based three years in the past; and Green Monday is a nine-year-old Hong Kong agency pushing into mainland China. The competitors intensified additional final yr when American incumbents Beyond Meat and Eat Just entered China. Although some traders fear the sudden growth of meat-substitute startups may flip right into a bubble, others consider the market is much from saturated. Chinese startups rush to deliver different protein to individuals’s plates LG’s exit from the smartphone market comes as no shock Image Credits: Joan Cros/NurPhoto/Getty Images For those that comply with the house, LG can be remembered fondly as a smartphone trailblazer. For effectively over a decade, the corporate was a significant participant within the Android class and a driving drive behind plenty of improvements which have since change into customary. LG continued pushing envelopes — albeit to combined impact. But in the long run, the corporate simply couldn’t sustain. This week, the South Korean electronics big introduced it will likely be getting out of the “extremely aggressive” class, selecting as a substitute to deal with its myriad different departments. LG’s exit from the smartphone market comes as no shock Giving EV batteries a second life for sustainability and revenue Image Credits: Getty Images Electric vehicles and vehicles appear to have all the pieces going for them: They don’t produce tailpipe emissions, they’re quieter than their fossil-fuel-powered counterparts and the underlying structure permits for roomier and sometimes sleeker designs. But the standard lithium-ion battery powering these vehicles and vehicles leads a tough life. Irregular charging and discharge charges, intense temperatures and plenty of partial cost cycles trigger these batteries to degrade within the first 5 to eight years of use, and, finally, they find yourself in a recycling facility. Instead of sending batteries straight to recycling for uncooked materials restoration — and leaving unrealized worth on the desk — startups and automakers are discovering methods to reuse batteries as a part of a small and rising market. Giving EV batteries a second life for sustainability and revenue How to kick the 10 worst startup habits with Fuel Capital’s Leah Solivan Image Credits: Meg Messina Fuel Capital General Partner Leah Solivan joined us at TechCrunch Early Stage 2021 to clarify learn how to keep away from early errors in constructing your startup. Solivan has ample expertise on either side of the fence, as she based TaskRabbit and led it to exit via an acquisition by Ikea in 2017. She shared an inventory of 10 issues to keep away from in complete, however listed here are some highlights of what to be careful for. How to kick the 10 worst startup habits with Fuel Capital’s Leah Solivan How founders can keep away from blind spots and make higher choices with EchoVC’s Eghosa Omoigui Image Credits: miodrag ignjatovic / Getty Images Eghosa Omoigui, the founder and managing common associate of EchoVC Partners, has helped entrepreneurs navigate the primary steps of beginning an organization and laying the appropriate basis early on. Omoigui advocates for founders to develop their very own All-22 tape — a software utilized by skilled soccer coaches that enables the viewer to see all 22 gamers on the sector on the similar time. It improves a coach’s line of sight, and, most significantly, helps keep away from lacking a vital movement or participant. The idea of this software can — and may — be utilized within the startup world as effectively, Omoigui mentioned in the course of the digital TC Early Stage occasion. He defined what it means to have an All-22 tape and the steps founders ought to take to develop a talent set that may permit them to see and perceive the playbook from all sides. How founders can keep away from blind spots and make higher choices with EchoVC’s Eghosa Omoigui Building and main an early-stage gross sales crew with Zoom CRO Ryan Azus Image Credits: Zoom Video Communications, Inc. This yr at Early Stage, TechCrunch spoke with Zoom Chief Revenue Officer Ryan Azus about constructing an early-stage gross sales crew. Azus is probably greatest recognized for main the video-calling big’s revenue arm throughout COVID-19, however his expertise constructing RingCentral’s North American gross sales group from the bottom up made him the proper visitor to talk with about constructing an early-stage gross sales crew. We requested him about when founders ought to step except for main their startup’s gross sales org, learn how to construct a working gross sales tradition, hiring diversely, learn how to decide buyer segments and learn how to construct a playbook. Building and main an early-stage gross sales crew with Zoom CRO Ryan Azus The dos and don’ts of bug bounty applications with Katie Moussouris Image Credits: Bryce Durbin / TechCrunch Katie Moussouris has been in cybersecurity circles since among the world’s greatest tech corporations have been startups, and helped to arrange the primary vulnerability disclosure and bug bounty applications. Moussouris, who runs consultancy agency Luta Security, now advises corporations and governments on learn how to discuss to hackers and what they should do to construct and enhance their vulnerability disclosure applications. At TC Early Stage, Moussouris defined what startups ought to (and shouldn’t) do, and what priorities ought to come first. The do’s and don’ts of bug bounty applications with Katie Moussouris Start your engines, TechCrunch is (nearly) headed to Detroit Join us on our subsequent (digital) discipline journey to Southeast Michigan. All lights can be shining on the Motor City. Why Detroit? This is the place StockX and Rivian name residence, together with a rising secure of medical expertise corporations, fintech startups and safety corporations. The space is rapidly reworking because of lively traders, low price of dwelling and entry to superb universities which have an extended historical past of supporting entrepreneurs. If you’re taken with what’s occurring in Detroit generally, are in search of out a brand new up-and-coming metropolis to stay in, or in search of cool corporations and proficient founders to put money into, then you’ll wish to register and drop Thursday, April 15, in your calendar. Start your engines, TechCrunch is (nearly) headed to Detroit How to get right into a startup accelerator Image Credits: Techstars Should you attempt to get your organization into an accelerator? How far alongside ought to your concept and your crew be earlier than making use of? When it’s time to apply, how do you make your software stand out from a whole bunch or 1000’s of others? How fancy do you want to get with the appliance video? For solutions, we spoke with Neal Sáles-Griffin, managing director of Techstars Chicago and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University. He’s obtained an unbelievable wealth of data about all issues startups. Image Credits: Fenwick Fenwick & West associate (and enterprise lawyer) Dawn Belt joined us at TechCrunch Early Stage to interrupt down among the phrases that journey up first-time entrepreneurs. Belt has been concerned in plenty of key Silicon Valley strikes, together with EV firm Proterra’s latest choice to go public through SPAC, in addition to IPOs for Bill.com and Facebook. Here, she discusses key ideas like fairness and the appropriate of first refusal, and the position they play within the early levels of startup funding. Understanding how fundraising phrases can have an effect on early-stage startups Bootstrapping, managing product-led development and figuring out when to fundraise Image Credits: Calendly / OpenView Product-led development is all the craze within the Valley nowadays, and we had two main thinkers talk about learn how to incorporate it right into a startup at TechCrunch Early Stage 2021. Tope Awotona is the CEO and founding father of Calendly, which bootstrapped for a lot of its existence earlier than elevating $350 million at a $Three billion valuation from OpenView and Iconiq. And on the opposite facet of that desk (and this interview) sat Blake Bartlett, a associate at OpenView who has been main enterprise offers primarily based across the ideas of environment friendly development. The two talked about bootstrapping and product-led development, increasing internationally, when to bootstrap and when to fundraise, and the way VCs method a worthwhile firm (rigorously, and with an enormous stick). Oh, and learn how to spend $350 million. Bootstrapping, managing product-led development and figuring out when to fundraise Four methods for getting consideration from traders Image Credits: MaC Venture Capital Being a profitable early-stage investor is about much more than merely figuring out tendencies; a profitable VC must suppose a number of steps forward. For MaC Venture Capital founder Marlon Nichols, it’s a capability that’s helped him spot huge names like Gimlet Media, MongoDB, Thrive Market, PlayVS, Fair, LISNR, Mayvenn, Blavity and Wonderschool early on. Nichols joined us on TechCrunch Early Stage to debate his methods for early-stage investing and the way these classes can translate right into a profitable launch for budding entrepreneurs. Four methods for getting consideration from traders Setting up a administration board for fulfillment with Dave Easton Image Credits: Generation Investment Management Viewed from the skin, board choice and company governance can look like a little bit of a black field — significantly at a startup. Generation Investment Management associate Dave Easton spoke at TechCrunch Early Stage about learn how to construct a board as a founder, and, particularly, learn how to construct a board you may stay with. Easton’s expertise serving on boards as each a full member and as an observer helped peel again the curtain on the murky subject of excellent governance. Setting up a administration board for fulfillment with Dave Easton Founder and investor Melissa Bradley outlines learn how to nail your digital pitch assembly Image Credits: Ureeka Zoom-based pitch conferences turned customary in the course of the pandemic, however many traders say they intend to take care of the follow as extra individuals are vaccinated. In dialog with Jordan Crook, founder, investor, and enterprise faculty professor Melissa Bradley supplied pointers for a way founders can put together for Zoom calls, widespread pitfalls to keep away from, and learn how to allocate time in the course of the assembly. Founder and investor Melissa Bradley outlines learn how to nail your digital pitch assembly EditorialTeam

Eghosa Omoigui Investments

3 Investments

Eghosa Omoigui has made 3 investments. Their latest investment was in Stipple as part of their Series A on May 5, 2012.

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11/8/2011

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Eghosa Omoigui has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Retailigence on April 18, 2016.

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