• Playfair Capital, Tech Nation & Google for Startups are collaborating to deliver a Europe-wide Female Founder Office Hours event on 6th May
  • This fifth Female Founder Office Hours event will be the largest yet, with over 250 women founders and 90 VCs from some of the world’s leading funds
  • Every investor attending is committed to building an ongoing mentoring relationship with at least one founder to ensure that the impact continues between events
  • Data from the previous four events shows that over 18% of companies that have attended have gone on to secure funding from VCs, angel investors or other…


  • Playfair Capital and Tech Nation are collaborating again to deliver a nationwide female founder office hours event on 5th and 12th November
  • Expecting over 200 female founders and 70 VCs from some of the UK’s leading funds
  • Every investor attending is committed to building an ongoing mentoring relationship with at least one founder to ensure that the impact continues between events
  • Playfair Capital’s office hours playbook has been used to expand the initiative globally to the US, South-East Asia, and Europe.

On Thursday 5th and 12th November, 2020, Playfair Capital and 70 of the UKs’ leading venture capital funds, including…


New Associate, Analyst and Office Manager mark a significant investment and vote of confidence in the early-stage startup ecosystem despite Covid-19

Following a period of sustained growth since launching Fund II in March 2019, Playfair Capital is bolstering its team in London with three new hires.

Top: Jeremy Luzinda & Jeevan Sunner; Bottom: Elise Congram

Jeevan Sunner joins as an Associate from PwC where she worked with founders of early-stage B2B SaaS companies to identify new commercial opportunities and raise Series A funding. …


We’re delighted to announce partnerships with the British Venture Capital Associate (BVCA), UCL Entrepreneurs (UCLE) and SaaStock.

When we announced the launch of Fund II earlier this year we wrote about the lessons we took from Fund I. By far the most important one, we think, is that:

As a VC, your money is your third most important commodity. #1 is your reputation and #2 is your network. The more value we created for the ecosystem (without asking for anything in return) […] the more we got into winning deals;

At Playfair Capital we have a rich history of giving…


Thank you all for joining us for this year’s summer party on the roof of the Queen of Hoxton. Fantastic to catch up with so many friends, old and new.

We hope you all enjoyed the sun, cocktails and BBQ. Until the next one!

Here’s the full photo gallery to find your best pic.


We’re delighted to announce that Simon Blakey of Avonmore Developments has joined Playfair Capital as a Non-Executive and a member of our Investment Committee.

Simon

Background

Simon trained as a biochemist and management account, and since 2000 has been a full-time, active, early-stage investor in the UK. Working with his brother Michael, they have achieved numerous exits including:

  • OC Robotics (2017 sale to GE Aviation)
  • Bybox (seed investment to >£70M turnover without further funding — MBO in 2016 for £105M)
  • Buzzmove (2014 seed investment sold to White Mountain Insurance Group in 2016)
  • Omega Logic (Sale to Eposs Ltd)
  • Pout (Sale to…


TL;DR Fund I was a boatload of fun, so we’re launching a second £25m fund to invest into pre-seed and seed stage entrepreneurs who we can work really hard for to help bring their visionary technologies to the masses.

Pitch us: www.playfaircapital.com

Playfair Capital Fund I

We were founded in 2013 by Federico Pirzio-Biroli. After graduating from uni, he spent some time in East Africa working with a few NGOs and building a couple of startups. He then moved to London where he became an angel investor. …


Rand Hindi recently spoke at the Playfair Capital Machine Intelligence 2015 showcase about how we can use artificial intelligence to make technology disappear.

Dr Rand Hindi is an entrepreneur and data scientist. He is the founder and CEO of Snips, an Artificial Intelligence company specialized in context-awareness. Rand started coding at the age of 10, founded his first startup at 14 and created a web development agency at 15 before starting his PhD at the age of 21. He has been elected as a TR35 by the MIT Technology Review, as a “30 under 30” by Forbes, received the Excellence…

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