Chinedu Echeruo

Chinedu Echeruo (born 1973) was the founder of two U.S.-based internet companies HopStop and
Chinedu is a tech entrepreneur based in New York City.
Early life and education
Chinedu Echeruo was born and raised in Nigeria. He received his BS (Honors) in Finance and Accounting from Syracuse University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chinedu formerly worked in JPMorgan Chase in the company’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Leveraged Finance groups. He also worked as an analyst at the hedge fund AM Investment Partners.
Chinedu founded an online city transit guide in 2005 called HopStop. He was frustrated with the process of navigating through NYC using the subway. Chinedu was able to solve a shared pain among over 5 million monthly users. The HopStop app provided an online transit map for 600 cities across the globe. Apple Inc. eventually acquired HopStop in 2013.
Chinedu also founded the travel and navigation internet company, which was acquired by Rand McNally in 2010 and is now owned by USA Today.
*Black Enterprise Magazine’s Small Business Innovator of the Year (2015)
*Black Enterprise Magazine’s Top 40 under 40.
*Forbes: The 10 Most Powerful Men in Africa (2014)
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