Outlierz is a Morocco-based seed investment firm - by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs -
dedicated to providing smart capital to startups in Africa.
We see tremendous opportunities at the intersection of tech, entrepreneurship and African economies.
We believe there is talent but not enough money and appropriate resources
to grow scalable startups from these emerging ecosystems.
We endeavor to change this and enable brilliant entrepreneurs to grow successful businesses from Africa to the World, thus curating quality dealflow for early-stage investors and ultimately the success stories our continent needs.
We are backed by some of the world's brightest, most successful entrepreneurs and angel investors.
We are pioneers. Our attitude is entrepreneurship.
We see opportunities where others only see risks.
We are Outlierz.
"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.
Tell us about what you're building
We are meeting entrepreneurs on a rolling basis.
If we like your idea, we will follow up with you to learn more about you, your company and your vision, and also be sure to save time so you can ask us questions about what we do and our value when we back companies.
2- Qualification phase
Time and targeted advice before money
If we like you and are excited about what you are doing, we work closely with you for a few months to help you grow and see how you execute. This will tell us more than any conventional due diligence process would at this stage. If the test goes well after a few months, the Outlierz Investment Committee will then make a decision.
3- Investment phase
If we love you we will invest
Once you are ready, the Investment Committee will decide quickly and make an offer within a few weeks.
Advisors & Team
We are backed by some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs
and experienced angel investors.
Special Advisor to the Chairman
on Africa, OCP
Venture Partner / Morocco
How can I apply?
Click the APPLY button on this website or follow this link.
What are your criteria?
First and foremost, we look to back agile entrepreneurs who are solving problems that we see as being truly fundamental to the advancement of Africa and our continent's people.
Beyond that, here are the criteria we look for in companies we engage:
Requirement: the founders are either a) based in Africa or b) based elsewhere but their product is expressly focused on the African market and seeks to serve African citizens.
Is there a deadline to apply?
No. We accept applications all-year-round. However, we review applications and conduct interview processes in batches every quarter.
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 just cash and will be more vital to your longterm success. Once you are in, we dedicate ourselves and our resources to help you grow.
Of course, we know you will need capital to fund that growth, so we make an investment decision after working with you, validating our assumptions and goals together, and ensuring you have the chance to get to know us.
How long does it take to get investment?
Our interview process is rather straightforward - 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 with you to help you grow your startup before we make an ultimate investment decision. This phase can take a few months to several depending on your execution capacity and speed.
Will you sign an NDA?
No. We think it is a waste of time at this stage and we believe in building a relationship with you on trust from Day One. Here's why.