Playfair Capital

Playfair Capital

An early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on building technology that change the way people live and work

Playfair Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on building technology that change the way people live and work. Founded 2013 in London, England, United Kingdom by Federico Pirzio-Biroli, this venture capital firm invests in seed and early stage ventures. Its portfolio companies include Trouva, tray.io, Stripe, and Lantum. As of February 2020, Playfair Capital has made 63 investments. Their most recent investment was on Jul 18, 2019, when Vinehealth raised £1.2M. Playfair Capital has had three exits, the most notable of which include Jukedeck, Hassle.com, and CryptoFacilities. The company has raised two funds, their latest being Playfair Capital Fund II. This fund was announced on Mar 7, 2019 and raised a total of $32M. Playfair Capital takes a sector-agnostic approach and investments span deep tech, SaaS, marketplaces and B2B companies.

Timeline

2013

Founded

Funded Companies

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Description
Industry
Website
Location
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Software
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Machine learning
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Education
London
Vine Health

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London
Adizio

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People

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Chris Smith

Managing Partner

Chris Smith

Partner

Federico Pirzio-Biroli

Founder

Henrik Wetter-Sanchez

Associate

Joe Charlesworth

Venture Partner

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Companies

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Trouva

DueDil

Mobius Motors

Oradian

Ravelin

SensorFlow

Sightec

Umedeor

Vinehealth

News

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Date
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Mike Butcher
June 26, 2020
TechCrunch
Last year The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups was held at a sunny garden party next to a historic museum in London. Last night, because of the global Coronavirus pandemic, it was held over Zoom. But the enthusiasm and success of Europe's tech startup industry still shone through the list of finalists and winners. [...]

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