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    WE BACK OUTSTANDING FOUNDERS USING TECHNOLOGY

    TO DIGITIZE TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES IN AFRICA.

    FROM THE EARLY DAYS.

     
     

    Africa early-stage VC firm

  • Our Why

     

    We believe Africa is the next frontier for VC investment. 

    We see tremendous opportunities at the intersection of Technology, the world's fastest-growing populations, and the continent's traditional economies. We know there is talent but not enough capital and appropriate resources to grow transformative businesses in Africa.

     

    We want to change that and enable brilliant entrepreneurs to build and grow successful businesses that solve fundamental problems from Africa to the world. Thus, creating new category leaders that change the status quo while generating superior returns and sustainable impact. Ultimately, re-inventing Africa's future. These are the Outliers we are looking for and want to make emerge.

     

    We are backed by some of the world's brightest and most successful serial entrepreneurs, VC firms, and investors. We are pioneers. We are ex-operators and entrepreneurs at the core. We see opportunities where others see risks. We are Outlierz.

     

     

    " IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT'S DONE " - NELSON MANDELA

     

  • What we do

     

    We are an Africa-focused early-stage VC fund. We invest in Seed and Pre-Series A companies solving fundamental problems and digitizing key traditional industries, across 4 main target markets: Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, and Kenya.

     

    We add value by providing access to our deep network of industry experts, as well as by building bridges between the North and Subsaharan African markets for expansion.

     

    SEED STAGE

    We invest in seed stage companies with a product on the market, a solid team and some traction. Our goal is to help you get to the next round of funding.

    PRE-SERIES A

    We co-invest along-side other VCs in Pre-Series A or Series A rounds, in companies with good traction and revenue who getting ready for expansion.

    MORE THAN JUST MONEY

    We partner with founders to provide operational advice, insights from our advisors and industry experts, and most importantly, access to market - especially in North and Francophone Africa.

  • ACCESS CAPITAL

    If you are on to something, we definitely want to hear from you!

    Tell us more about your company here.

  • Who we back

    We back African companies based on the continent or based outside with a primary focus on Africa.

    We also invest in African diaspora entrepreneurs based anywhere in the world.

    FOUNDERS FIRST

    We back FOUNDERS first. Ideas can change. We look for ambitious and passionate hustlers who can EXECUTE and learn fast. We love founders who are on a mission to transform an industry and become category leaders.

    TECH-ENABLED 

    We look for companies that are leveraging technology to solve real problems with a capital-efficient and scalable business model. We are sector agnostic but are most excited about opportunities in Fintech, Logistics/Supply Chain, and Healthtech.

    B2B / B2B2C

    We are mainly excited about B2B and B2B2C businesses.

    This is where we see the best opportunities in Africa and market-readiness for digital transformation and value-creation. This is also where we can add the most value.

    PRODUCT-MARKET FIT

    We back companies that already have a product on the market with some traction and growth. We love to see how entrepreneurs execute and how the market responds and there is no better way than traction and paying customers.

  • Portfolio Companies

    Companies we proudly back across the continent and in the diaspora.

     

    B2B marketplace for FMCG

    Morocco

     ACQUIERED

    B2B data & market intelligence platform

    SubSaharan Africa

    B2B m-commerce marketplace for FMCG

    Kenya & East Africa

    B2B last-mile delivery platform

    France (African diaspora)

    B2B m-commerce marketplace for FMCG

    Egypt

    Digital identity and KYC check API

    Nigeria

    E-trading app for African

    Nigeria

    Digitizing health services in Africa

    Nigeria & Cameroon

    SAAS for freight management

    Morocco

    SAAS for factory floor digitaization

    Egypt

    Mindfulness app for the Arab world

    Egypt/MENA

    Payment provider for small retailers

    Nigeria

     

  • News & Updates

  • Board, Advisors & Team

    We are backed by some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs

    and experienced angel investors.

    CEO, Y Combinator

    Advisor

    Managing Partner,

    500 startups MENA

    Advisor

    Co-founder & CEO

    Enigma.io

    Advisor

    Serial Entrepreneur, Investor and Philanthrope

    Advisor

    Former-CEO

    BMCI Bank and Bank of the West (BNP Group)

    Advisor

    Special Advisor to the Chairman

    on Africa, OCP Group

    Venture Partner

    Lawyer & Founding Partner,

    Afrique Advisors

    Venture Partner

    Entrepreneur & Investor

    Former M-Pesa executive

    IC member

    Entrepreneur & Investor

    Founding Partner, 

    Outlierz Ventures

     

    Founding & 

    Managing Partner

    Outlierz Ventures

    Managing Partner,

    Outlierz Ventures

  • FAQ about our investment process

  • - Contact us -

     

    For inquiries or partnership opportunities - NOT funding - you can reach out to us at info@outlierz.co

     

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    If you wish to reach out for a funding opportunity, we have built an automated and fast investment process that starts with filling our pre-qualification accessible via "APPLY FOR CAPITAL".

     

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