Seedcamp Podcast, Episode 92: Federico Pirzio-Biroli, Founder of Playfair Capital, On the Future of Investing in Africa

In the ‘Seedcamp Podcast Series’ we talk with key people in the tech startup industry to hear their stories, key advice and learnings from their experiences.

In this podcast Carlos is joined by Federico Pirzio-Biroli from Playfair Capital on a conversation where they talk about the path that led him to start Playfair Capital, share some of the top lessons learned from being a very active investor in the London ecosystem since 2010, and discuss the future of investing in Africa.

Discover some of the insights Federico gained by backing over 50 startups as he shares some of the key skills that founders should have right from the early days – including topics like hiring and focusing on the correct KPIs right from the early days. On the other end the you will also get a look into the evolution of Playfair into the fund that it is today and how it is able to continue to invest at great speeds and scale successfully.

Finally Carlos and Federico speak of the evolution and growth of London as a tech scene and how it became the mature ecosystem that it is today and the challenges coming ahead when investing in emerging countries.


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