Oji Udezue is an accomplished technologist, product management and marketing. His experience spans platforms, applications and services (consumer and enterprise).
In the last 8 years, working with and leading great teams: Oji has shipped versions of Windows, built social and mobile apps, built a photo storage and sharing service, led product marketing & product launch and built portfolio investment tech; for industry leading enterprises from Microsoft to Bridgewater Associates (the largest hedge fund in the world).
Oji built how own startup, mobile and cloud technology firm, Mingl; which focused on enabling a pop-up social networking solution for events, shared workspaces and other social gatherings. He is also the founding partner of Kernel Fund, an angel investment group focused on early stage investment in tech-enabled startups in Africa and South East Asia.
Oji is strongly motivated to give back and to help the global disadvantaged, with special passion for Africa. He has worked with the office of the president of Nigeria to assist in formulating the first national information technology policy of Nigeria. In 2011, he spent time in Israel and the occupied territories to consult and help design an SMS social network for rural women entrepreneurs in Nablus, Palestine.
When not creating stuff, Oji is busy spending time with family, writing, riding his motorcycle or tinkering with small networked devices. While, not from Austin (he got here as quickly as he could), he is excited to contribute what he can to the wonderful technology boom town culture of central Texas.