“Qui va investir dans mon projet” Season 2 review (Part1)

Qui va investir dans mon projet

“ Qui va investir dans mon projet” Season 2 finale aired two weeks ago concluding the show for this year. For those of you who’ve never heard of “Qui va investir dans mon projet,” it’s the Moroccan version of Shark Tank. More than 500 startups applied this year, which is four times more than the first season, 47 pre-selected projects went through a four-day Bootcamp, and ultimately only 24 startups made it to the final stage of the show.
We’ll start off by talking about angel investors on the show, we’ll get to know their backgrounds, their investments, as well as some other details, then we will move to a quick summary of what happened during each episode. And saving best for last, we’ll end with an interview with Aya Zaghnin, the youngest investor on the show (Part 2).

Angel Investors:

Aya Zaghnin:

We’re starting of course with Aya. Aya is an investment professional representing Delphos international in Africa, a firm based in Washington D.C with offices in more than 12 countries including the U.K, South Africa, Nigeria, Canada, Hong Kong…
Even Though she has never invested in a Moroccan startup before, she managed to invest a total amount of 200KDH through 1 deal during the show.

Khalid Zitouni:

A Product and business leader with substantial global experience in creating winning products and building global business operations. He worked and lived in the U.S.A, China, Singapore, England, Germany, France but came back to Morocco in order to support Moroccan Startups not only as an investor but also as a mentor. Khalid has invested a total of 450 KDH in 3 different startups during the show.

Ilan Benhaim:

Co-founder and Executive Partner at Veepee ( Formerly known as vente privee), Ilan is a renowned entrepreneur and angel investor in Europe and Africa. He invested through IBP Africa in multiple Moroccan startups such as Saweblia, Pip Pip yalah, and Shipex… In this season, he invested approximately 1,15 MDH through 5 deals.

Mehdi Alaoui:

The man behind the entire show, Mehdi always dreamed about bringing “Shark Tank” to Morocco and that’s what he did. He’s the founder of ScreenDy, LaStartupFactory, and Angels for Africa. A true pioneer of the African startup ecosystem. He invested close to 2 MDH through 10 deals this season.

Zouhair Lakhdissi:

An innovation-driven entrepreneur and Manager with more than 22 years of experience in the digital industry and more than 15 years in C-Level positions. He was involved in 4 deals this season.

Nawal Khayatei:

Senior partner at Valyans Consulting and CEO of AKUMEN IA (a joint venture between Valyans and AIOX Labs JV), she was involved in 5 deals during the show.

Amine Iraqi:

Founder and CEO of Shipex, a startup that went through the first season of ” Qui va investir dans mon projet”. He managed to switch chairs in the show from entrepreneur to angel investor in one year. He invested 100 KDH in one startup.

Taher Alami:

Serial Web Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry since 1996, and the toughest angel on the show. He invested in 5 startups this season.

Karim Dakki:

Co-Founder and CEO of KLaim a smart FinTech & HealthTech startup dedicated to making healthcare payments better for everyone. He managed to raise 2.7 million dollars for his startup. But he came to the show not as a startup founder but as an angel investor. He invested approximately 300 KDH in 2 startups during the show.

Rachid Salik:

Member of the Band of Angels, Silicon Valley’s oldest seed funding organization, they’ve seeded over 277 companies in their history with 55 profitable M&A exits and 10 IPOs. He invested in 3 startups during the Show.

Mouhssine Lakhdissi:

Co-Founder and CTO of AGRIDATA consulting and a University professor. He was involved in 3 deals this season.

Salma Benaddou:

Founder and Managing Partner of Baker Tilly Burj Finance, an independent Corporate Finance advisory boutique that covers a wide range of operations: M&A, fundraising, sell-side, buy-side assignments, as well as LBO and financial restructuring. She invested in 2 startups during the show.

Driss Slaoui:

Founder and CEO of Welovebuzz, a digital media company in Morocco that reaches up to 5 million users per day. He invested in one startup.

Prime 1: 1,3 million Dirhams invested in one startup

Startup 1: Dealkhir

  • Asked initially for 500000 MAD in exchange for 8% of the company.
  • No investment offered.
  • Reason: Dealkhir is a social impact startup and doesn’t focus solely on financial performance.

Startup 2: MoulZeri3a.com

  • Asked initially for 400000 MAD in exchange for 2% of the company.
  • Rejected 400000 MAD in exchange for 15% from Mehdi Alaoui.

Startup 3: Tafwija

  • Asked initially for 500000 MAD in exchange for 7% of the company.
  • No investment offered.
  • Reason: Tafwija is still too early for outside capital.

Startup 4: Cuimer

  • Asked initially for 400000 MAD in exchange for 5% of the company.
  • Raised 800000 MAD in exchange for 20% from 4 investors, in addition to a 500000 MAD honorary loan from Tamwilcom.

Prime 2: 2,2 million Dirhams invested in 2 Startups

Startup 1: Rowae

  • Asked initially for 400000 MAD in exchange for 10% of the company.
  • No investment offered.

Startup 2: Klinoto

  • Asked initially for 400000 MAD in exchange for 15% of the company.
  • Raised 400000 MAD in exchange for 20% from 3 investors.

Startup 3: Peecoop

  • Asked initially for 1 MDH in exchange for 5% of the company.
  • The sum of money offered by investors didn’t reach 1 MDH: No deal.

Startup 4: Meqnes

  • Asked initially for 500000 MAD in exchange for 7% of the company.
  • Raised 1300000 MAD in total, 800000 MAD from 3 investors in exchange for 20% and a 500000 MAD honorary loan from Tamwilcom.

Prime 3: 3,7 MDH invested in 4 startups

Startup 1: L’oeil du caméléon

  • Asked initially for 500000 MAD in exchange for 6% of the company.
  • Raised 1 MDH in total, 500000 MAD from 3 investors in exchange for 12% and a 500000 MAD honorary loan from Tamwilcom.

Startup 2: Power Society

  • Asked initially for 100000 MAD in exchange for 2% of the company.
  • Raised 200000 MAD from 2 investors in exchange for 15% of the company.

Startup 3: Carreau SABLE

  • Asked initially for 400000 MAD in exchange for 5% of the company.
  • Raised 500000 MAD in exchange for 22% of the company.

Startup 4: Entomonutris

  • Asked initially for 500000 MAD in exchange for 3% of the company.
  • Raised 1,5 MDH, 1 MDH from 3 investors in exchange for 18% of the company, as well as 500000 MAD in debt financing (Honorary loan) from Tamwilcom.

Prime 4: 2,6 MDH invested in 3 startups

Startup 1: Alikar

  • Asked initially for 300000 MAD in exchange for 3% of the company.
  • Raised 600000 MAD in total from 3 investors in exchange for 12%.

Startup 2: Saide

  • Asked initially for 500000 MAD in exchange for 10% of the company.
  • Raised 500000 MAD in total from 3 investors in exchange for 20% in addition to a 500000 MAD honorary loan from Tamwilcom.

Startup 3: XII School

  • Asked initially for 300000 MAD in exchange for 2,5% of the company.
  • No investment offered.

Startup 4: hsabati

  • Asked initially for 300000 MAD in exchange for 1% of the company.
  • Raised 1 MDH in total from 3 investors in exchange for 13%.( 10%+3% in advisor equity)

Prime 5: 900000 MAD invested in 2 startups

Startup 1: Jib Jib

  • Asked initially for 500000 MAD in exchange for 3% of the company.
  • Raised 500000 MAD in total from 3 investors in exchange for 10% – 15%.

Startup 2: Livreur 24

  • Asked initially for 300000 MAD in exchange for 10% of the company.
  • No investment offered because the market is saturated.

Startup 3: Mada kids

  • Asked initially for 100000 MAD in exchange for 3% of the company. 
  • Rejected 100000 MAD in exchange for 25% from Zouheir Lakhdissi.

Startup 4: Bab el madina

  • Asked initially for 200000 MAD in exchange for 8% of the company. 
  • Raised 200000 MAD in total from 3 investors in exchange for 20% in addition to a 200000 MAD grant from Tamwilcom.

Prime 6: 2,5 MDH invested in 2 startups

Startup 1: Chronomenage

  • Asked initially for 500000 MAD in exchange for 10% of the company.
  • Raised 500000 MAD in exchange for 20% of the company, in addition to a 500000 MAD honorary loan from Tamwilcom.

Startup 2: GC Sports

  • Asked initially for 1 MDH in exchange for 3% of the company.
  • Rejected 1 MDH in exchange for 15% from 4 investors.

Startup 3: aza petroleum

  • Asked initially for 100000 MDH in exchange for 1% of the company. (Can go up to 10% of the startup)
  • Raised 1MDH in exchange for 13% of the company, in addition to a 500000 MAD honorary loan from Tamwilcom.

Startup 4: Creaffinity collection (Wonder)

  • Asked initially for 500000 MDH in exchange for 5% of the company. 
  • No investment offered because founders aren’t focused on one product/service.

We’ve reached the end of the first part of this article. Part 2 will be available soon:
Check out our interview with Aya Zaghnin, the youngest investor on the show: “Qui va investir dans mon projet” Season 2 review (Part2)

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