Moroccan Fintech Startup Gwala Raises Pre-Seed Funding

Gwala is an innovative fintech firm in Morocco that enables employees to have immediate access to their earned salary once transferred, allowing them to have a better understanding of their money and increase their financial literacy, while also assisting its partner firms in offering financial wellness perks to attract and retain personnel, has received pre-Seed funding.

This is a key milestone in the company’s growth, and it will be utilized to extend its services and provide financial independence to more Moroccan workers.

Gwala was founded in 2022 by Mossaab Abaouz (Simo), a former computer science student at Stanford University who just returned to Morocco to develop the company, with the purpose of increasing the financial well-being of all Moroccans, has transformed the way employees in Morocco access their earned earnings by offering real-time access to their salary without having to wait for payday. This one-of-a-kind platform is designed to be secure, accessible, and simple to use, making it a great alternative for Moroccan workers and others.

“We’re thrilled to close this pre-seed funding round and to have the support of such a passionate group of investors,” said Simo, CEO, and co-founder of Gwala. “This investment will enable us to continue our mission of empowering Moroccans with the financial freedom they deserve and to build the future of work in Morocco.”

Employees in Morocco are paid monthly, leaving them subject to unexpected expenses, unanticipated debts, or the need to incur debt or borrow from family and friends to make ends meet. Gwala collaborates with companies to provide a financial wellness suite that boosts productivity, engagement, and retention while having no negative impact on the company’s cash flow.

79% of employees would prefer an employer who provides rapid income access over one who does not. As it becomes more difficult to attract top talent, businesses across industries are eager to integrate Gwala in order to improve their employees’ financial well-being and strengthen their loyalty.

A group of famous investors that share Gwala’s vision and objectives led the pre-Seed investment round. The funds will be utilized to further improve the platform, broaden its reach, and hire fresh talent to help the company grow and make a significant difference in the financial life of Moroccans.

“Gwala is at the forefront of financial innovation in Morocco, and we believe that the company has the potential to change the financial landscape of the country,” said one of the lead investors. “We’re excited to be a part of Gwala’s journey and to support the company in its mission to improve the financial well-being of Moroccans.”

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