Kenza Lahlou is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Outlierz Ventures, a seed and early-stage pan-African VC fund, based out of Morocco. The fund invests in tech-enabled companies solving a real problem in key industries (including fintech, insurtech, logistics, healthtech, agritech, and logistics/distribution) across Africa.
Kenza started Outlierz Ventures after spending four years on the ground building Morocco’s startup scene via StartupYourLife (SYL), a pioneer ecosystem player and entrepreneurs network, that she co-founded after a life-changing experience in San Francisco working closely with startups and accelerators in emerging markets. Prior to SYL, she worked in private equity, management consulting and in digital industry.
In recognition for her work, Kenza was selected to be part of the Goldman Sachs Leadership Program for Arab women entrepreneurs in 2016 (10K Women) as well as invited as speaker and jury in many high-level Africa related conferences and competitions around the world.
She holds a MSc in Computer Science from INSA in France and a Master’s in Business from ESSEC in Singapore. She also completed a Leadership Program at Harvard University as well as an Executive Program on Venture Capital at Stanford University in partnership with 500 Startups (VC Unlocked)