Outlierz is a Moroccan based seed investment firm by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs,
dedicated to provide smart capital to startups in Africa.
We see tremendous opportunities at the intersection of Technology, Entrepreneurship and African economies.
We believe there is talent but not enough money and appropriate resources
to grow scalable startups from emerging ecosystems.
We want to change that and enable brilliant entrepreneurs to grow successful business from Africa to the World. Thus, creating a curated deal-flow for early-stage investors and ultimately the success stories our continent needs.
We are backed by some of the world most brilliant successful entrepreneurs and angel investors.
We are pioneers. Our attitude is entrepreneurship.
We see opportunities where others see risks.
"IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT'S DONE" - MANDELA
How it works
Our process is pretty simple yet sharp. We don't like to waste our time neither yours.
Choose between an application form or a video
We are meeting entrepreneurs on a rolling basis.
If we like your application, we will go grab a coffee to know more about you and your business.
2- Qualification phase
We invest time before talking money
If we like you and are excited about what you are doing, we work closely with you for few months to help you grow and see how you execute. This will tell us more than any due diligence process at this stage. If the test goes well after few months we take you to the Investment Committee.
3- Investment phase
If we love you we will invest
We host investment committees frequently. Once you are ready, our committee will decide quickly and make an offer within few weeks.
Advisors & Team
We are backed by some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs
and experienced angel investors.
How can I apply?
Click the APPLY button on this website or follow this link.
What are your criteria?
We like to invest in startups that have a product in the market with some traction and revenue. We want to see execution and growth. We seek startups that are low capital intensity and have a scalable business model with a high potential of growth. We consider applications from founders based in Africa or startups based anywhere in the world focusing on the African market.
Is there a deadline to apply?
No there isn't. You can apply all year round. However, we review applications and conduct interview processes in batches of every 2-3 months. Upcoming dates are displayed in the APPLY section of this website.
How will Outlierz provide value to my startup?
We invest more than just money. We believe that getting the right advice, mindset, connections and access to market at the seed stage is most of the time more valuable than only pure money. Once you are in, we dedicate ourselves and our resources to help you grow.
Of course, we know you will need capital to keep growing and this is where we come in.
How long does it take to get investment?
Our interview process is pretty straight forward - we try to keep it to less than a month. Once you have successfully passed the interview process, we start the Qualification phase where we deploy our resources and work closely with you to help you grow your startup before we make an investment decision. This phase can take few months to several months depending on your execution capacity and speed.
Will you sign an NDA?
No we don't. We think it's a waste of time at this stage (here is why) and we believe in building trust from day one.