Great news to share! 

Our judge, Nnamdi Okike, (see bio below) will be at our App Idea Awards Launch Party. We will first have a fireside chat with Nnamdi, where he will share insight into the seed investment process and how he looks at potential portfolio companies. 

Then we'll have a Q&A session and be taking applications for the App Idea Awards, followed by drinks and apps.  If you have any questions in advance, feel free to reach out to us. 


Nnamdi Okike is a venture capitalist and angel investor with an extensive track record of investing in industry-shaping software and Internet companies. Nnamdi is Co-Founder and General Partner at 645 Ventures, a seed and Series A venture capital firm. 645 Ventures applies an institutional model to investing in early-stage companies, applying a data-intensive model to identify, invest in, and add value to high-potential technology companies. Nnamdi oversees the fund’s investment strategy and has led investments in companies such as Keaton Row, Poshly, and Rifiniti.

Nnamdi previously spent eight years at Insight Venture Partners, a $7 billion multi-stage venture capital fund focusing on software and Internet companies. His historical investments at Insight includes Folhamatic (acquired for $300 million), Hitwise (acquired for $240 million), DivX Networks (IPO), and Astaro (acquired by Sophos).

Nnamdi has invested in over twenty-five companies as a venture capital investor over the course of his career. He has also been an active angel investor in seed-stage companies.

Nnamdi is frequently sought after as a contributing writer and speaker on topics related to venture capital and technology entrepreneurship. He has been published in TechCrunch, spoken at Inspirefest, and been profiled on Forbes.com.

Nnamdi previously worked as a private equity investor for Kayne Anderson Private Investors; as a business development officer at Verne Global; and as a consultant for Boston Consulting Group.

Nnamdi received his BA with cum laude honors, JD with cum laude honors, and MBA with second-year honors from Harvard University.