Playfair Capital Founded 2013
Founders Federico Pirzio-Biroli
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Total investments 21
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$8M
Portfolio companies 21
Rounds per year 2.62
Lead investments 1
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.19
Exits -
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Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
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Areas of investment
Artificial Intelligence
E-Commerce
Fashion
Internet
Machine Learning
Software
Summary

In 2013 was created Playfair Capital, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the London. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom.

The typical startup value when the investment from Playfair Capital is more than 1 billion dollars. This Playfair Capital works on 26 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2015. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 15 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Software, Real Time. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Stripe, Andela, DueDil. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The current fund was established by Federico Pirzio-Biroli. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Playfair Capital, startups are often financed by Passion Capital, Octopus Ventures, Techstars. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Octopus Ventures, Meyer Bergman, MMC Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Octopus Ventures, Passion Capital, Oak Investment Partners.

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CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
toucanBox
Children
E-Commerce
Education
Seed
02 Apr 2013 United Kingdom, Westminster
Lantum
Health Care
Hospital
Human Resources
Recruiting
Seed
3M01 Nov 2015 United Kingdom, Westminster
Ravelin
Cyber Security
Fraud Detection
Payments
Transaction Processing
Seed
1M29 Sep 2015 United Kingdom, Westminster
Thought Machine
Banking
Enterprise Software
Financial Services
FinTech
Series B
125M28 Jul 2020 United Kingdom, Westminster
Starship Technologies
Artificial Intelligence
Delivery Service
Food Delivery
Robotics
Transportation
Seed
17M12 Jan 2017 Panama, San Francisco
Dojo App
Media and Entertainment
Mobile Apps
Software
Seed
1M26 Jan 2015 United Kingdom, Westminster
Numerai
Artificial Intelligence
Blockchain
Financial Services
Hedge Funds
Machine Learning
Venture - Series Unknown
1M06 Apr 2016 Panama, San Francisco
Trouva
E-Commerce
Fashion
Home Decor
Interior Design
Marketplace
Mobile Devices
Seed
2M19 Oct 2015 United Kingdom, Westminster
UNMADE
3D Printing
Fashion
Seed
2M18 Jun 2015 United Kingdom, Westminster
Good&Co
Analytics
Big Data
Human Resources
Internet
Psychology
Recruiting
Social Media
Seed
1M12 Nov 2013 Panama, San Francisco
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