Adeleke OmitowojuFounder, Paradigm

Adeleke Omitowoju is an early stage venture consultant and advisor based in DC. He started his career in private equity where he worked as an analyst in New Delhi India for global fund Avenue Capital Group. He then joined IBM as a Client Executive where he led complex deals in healthcare and energy and utilities. After leaving IBM, he co-founded Ghost Note, one of DC’s leading integrated marketing agencies.

He also co-founded Technoir, an annual pitch competition for tech entrepreneurs of color. He advises DC policymakers and philanthropic organizations on strategies to develop and sustain inclusive communities for innovators and entrepreneurs. He attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) where he earned his undergraduate degree and MBA with a concentration in finance. His core focus now is the development of scalable models that deliver support services to idea-stage and early-stage entrepreneurs of color that de-risk the startup, increase the survival rate and ensure capital readiness.