Team Members

Chinedu Echeruo

Co-founder

Chinedu Echeruo is co-founder of the Love and Magic Company, a startup studio that co-build companies with innovative organizations.

Chinedu is a serial entrepreneur who has dared to invent the future: In 2005, he founded HopStop, the pioneering travel app that helped millions of users navigate public transportation in major metropolitan areas around the world. Apple acquired HopStop in 2013 and subsequently incorporated much of HopStop’s functionality into Apple Maps. Chinedu also founded Tripology, a lead-generation and referral business for the travel industry. Tripology was acquired by Rand McNally and later owned by USA Today.

Forbes has named Chinedu one of the “10 Most Powerful People in Africa.” He was also named Black Enterprise Magazine’s Small Business Innovator of the Year and listed in the magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40.” Chinedu has been featured in media including Bloomberg, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC and more.

He believes that individuals, empowered by imagination and information, can solve virtually any problem.

Oshoke Pamela Abalu

Co-founder

Oshoke Pamela Abalu is co-founder of Love & Magic Company, and pioneers human-centered design solutions that infuse consciousness, energy flow, and inclusivity into global workplace transformations.

A Crain’s 40 Under 40 honoree, she is reimagining the future of work through ecosystem innovations like “Inclusion & Symphony” and “Smiles Per Square Foot”, where people and technology work side by side to improve lived experiences and amplify human potential.

Licensed at the age of 26, as the 179th living licensed black female architect in the U.S., she has since led the transformation of over $1B of workplaces for thousands of individuals in 65 countries. Abalu and her work have been featured in TIME, Smart Planet, Real Simple Magazine, Domino Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, The Network Journal, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, Fast Company, and more.