20. Playfair Capital


Company: Playfair Capital 

Founder: Federico Pirzio-Biroli

Website: playfaircapital.com

Business: An early-stage fund that backs those who enhance the way we live and work.


About Playfair Capital

Founded in 2013, Playfair Capital invests in entrepreneurs helping to transform the way the world operates. The fund have helped a whole host of exceptional entrepreneurs to develop ground-breaking technologies, backing over 60 different companies, including the likes of Trouva, CryptoFacilities, Ravelin, Stripe and Thought Machine. Playfair Capital state that:

“We were founded by an angel and our values drive everything that we do. Like the best angels, we are supportive, passionate investors. Nothing excites us more than working closely with founders to build successful companies.”




The startup thrives of its 3 core values, these being to uphold the “angel DNA” the fund was founded on (Federico Pirzio-Biroli being an angel investor himself), maintain a hands-on, founder focused attitude, as well as being collaborative, and always open to work in partnerships.

Playfair Capital invest “early and enthusiastically” in companies from all across the world, however, have a particular focus on UK-based teams. The fund pride themselves on being a generalist tech fund, with a broad interest that gives them the flexibility to invest in a wide range of exciting new technologies.