Thanks for sharing, Dez! I subscribed not long ago and I enjoy the work you are doing.

I'm an Included VC Fellow based in Nigeria. My undergrad thesis is an exploration of the regulatory framework for VC in Nigeria while comparing it to the US and China with an attempt to recommend laws and policies that will drive VC funds here.

While I'm new to this space, I can tell you African VCs have been calling the shots for a long time. However, ever since the competition became more intense in the US and Europe, these foreign firms started looking our way. You can tell by how much more capital these African startups are raising as seed funds.

I hope this influx of foreign funds drive African VCs to step up their game. If not, foreign firms will keep getting the juiciest deals.

Also! How does one find you on LinkedIn?

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