Playfair Capital

Playfair Capital is an early stage investment fund founded in 2011 by Federico Pirzio-Biroli. From our London headquarters, we invest in both consumer and enterprise technology-driven startups around the world driven by founders with the passion and capacity to disrupt a burgeoning market on a global scale. We’ve backed companies across the UK, Europe, the US, and Africa. We invest on a level playing field to our entrepreneurs, and provide them with the financial, operational, and strategic support required to realise their bold visions for the world. We also operate a co-working space in London, Warner Yard, which is home to a dozen early stage technology startups, the London outpost of the Techstars accelerator, and a collaborative Angel and institutional investor floor.
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Playfair Capital was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in London, GB

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Key People/Management at Playfair Capital

Federico Pirzio-Biroli

Federico Pirzio-Biroli

Founding Partner
Nathan Benaich

Nathan Benaich

Joe Charlesworth

Joe Charlesworth

Partner & Head of Finance
Georgia Taylor Foster

Georgia Taylor Foster

Partner & Head of Legal
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Playfair Capital Office Locations

Playfair Capital has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
8 Warner Yard
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Playfair Capital News and Updates

Playfair Capital, the U.K.-based seed firm, announces $32M second fund

Playfair Capital, the U.K. seed investor, has raised a new $32 million fund to continue investing in promising early-stage tech startups. The VC firm, founded by in 2013 by Federico Pirzio-Biroli, who is fund II’s sole LP, is an early investor in the likes of Stripe, Ravelin, Thought Machine, Crypto…

Playfair Capital Online and Social Media Presence

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Playfair Capital Blogs

20 Thoughts from 20 years of Angel Investing

1st January 2000: Y2K hadn’t happened (look it up…), the first boom was at its peak and I, as a young and naive 26 year-old, sat down in a Regus office in Hammersmith and said ‘right, I’m going to be a business angel investor’. With zero corporate finance experience and being about 30 years …

Our Investment in Vinehealth

TL;DR Vinehealth has the three key ingredients we look for in an investment: (1) a founding team who are brilliant yet humble and complement each other’s skills; (2) a clear mission to improve outcomes for cancer patients globally; and (3) a huge market opportunity to support their mission.EF EUR 11…

Ten highlights from 2019

TL;DR This year has been an absolute blast — I’m so proud of what the team and our amazing founders have achieved. Launching Fund II was a huge milestone for Playfair and we’ve been making the most of it ever since.#1 Launching Fund IIWe launched our £25m Fund II in March and were overwhelmed by the…

“8 Questions with Playfair” ft. Matt Wilson @uMed

This is the fifth in our new series “8 Questions” — in which we sit down with founders in the Playfair portfolio to share their entrepreneurial journey.We invested in Matt Wilson in March 2019. We were inspired by his vision to enable any health provider and any patient to participate in research to…

Playfair Capital x Harris Academy Bermondsey

TL;DR We’re working on an initiative with the Harris Academy in Bermondsey to increase access and raise aspirations — working title ‘Playfair Academy’. Over the next year, 10 students will be part of an experimental curriculum involving the Playfair team and founders from across our portfolio.A litt…

Our investment in uMed

TL;DR uMed provides the missing piece to unlock the huge value in healthcare data — scalable, repeatable, compliant patient engagement.Their solution is a win-win-win: patients get access to the latest clinical research, trials and therapies to improve health outcomes; healthcare providers are empow…
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Playfair Capital Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Playfair Capital founded?

    Playfair Capital was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Playfair Capital key executives?

    Playfair Capital's key executives are Federico Pirzio-Biroli, Nathan Benaich and Joe Charlesworth.

  • Where is Playfair Capital headquarters?

    Playfair Capital headquarters is located at 8 Warner Yard, London.

  • Where are Playfair Capital offices?

    Playfair Capital has an office in London.

  • How many offices does Playfair Capital have?

    Playfair Capital has 1 office.