#101 MENA Special Series - Kenza Lahlou, Outlierz Ventures
This is the first of a four episode long special on the MENA region here at The European VC. This special series focuses on everything MENA VC, bridging the gap with its European counterparts. We intend to shed light and promote collaboration between these two beautiful regions.
For this special series we welcome our dear friend and special co-host Mostafa Gado - Venture Builder, Innovation Strategist and Tech Enthusiast. Mostafa has led the Project Management and Business Development for Fetchr, the #1 MENA startup in 2017 according to Forbes, in Saudi Arabia. He is a former Innovation Strategist at Accenture Middle East and Advisory Manager at PWC Middle East.
Our first guest is Kenza Lahlou, co-founder and General Partner at Outlierz Ventures, an early-stage Africa-focused VC fund dedicated to Seed and Pre-Series A companies.
In this episode you’ll learn:
– How Kenza broke into VC in the first place and how the journey into VC in MENA differs from that in Europe
– Why the rise of certain startup ecosystems is promising in the Morocco region
– How Kenza thinks about helping take MENA startups go global
– Why Africa's near-boundless VC opportunities if approached in the right way