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. This effectively then curates dealflow for early-stage investors and ultimately will spur 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.
"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.
Attorney & Founding Partner
Board Member / 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 Africans.
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. 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, 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 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 with you to help you grow your startup before we make an ultimate investment determination. 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.