Damilola Thompson, Nigerian lawyer and mentor, advises investors on financing tech startups.

Damilola is passionate about building the African startup ecosystem and is actively involved in getting stakeholders to take up activeroles to drive it. She is a corporate counsel at EchoVC Partners, an experienced seed, early stage & growth technology venture capital fund focused on financing and cross-pollinating leading technologies, teams and business models in Sub-Saharan Africa and North America.

As part of her volunteering, Damilola is a Member of Rising Tide Africa, a global movement of The Rising Tide Program for Africa.

Damilola founded The Thompson Practice, a boutique law practice focused on solving challenges in the growing African startup industry, providing legal advisory services and mentorship to entrepreneurs to build a more viable platform for Venture Capital in Africa.

Additionally, Damilola also co-founded Ventures Dialogue, a platform for education, collaboration and dissemination of investment opportunities tailored to meet the specific needs of African founders and entrepreneurs.