Silicon Valley’s 70-year dominance in tech is ending…and that’s good for tech.

Jonathan Tower
10 min readOct 30, 2020
Silicon Valley has become more a State of Mind than a geography as other tech hubs gain influence.

Earlier this month Stripe announced its $200mm acquisition of Paystack, a fintech startup from Lagos, Nigeria. For an African startup to exit at a meaningful figure at all is unusual enough, but that it had garnered a $200mm price tag would have been unfathomable by most observers a few short years ago — even by those long evangelizing Africa’s ‘emerging…

Jonathan Tower

Jonathan (@jonathan_tower) is Founder and Managing Partner at Catapult, a global early stage venture firm with assets in multiple geographies.