Federico Pirzio-Biroli Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 28

  • Portfolio
  • 11

  • Exits
  • 19

Exits

Federico Pirzio-Biroli General Information

Description

Mr. Federico Pirzio-Biroli is the Founding Partner and serves as Investment Committee Member & Chairman at Playfair Capital. He sits on the board of several technology companies. He holds an MA degree in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of St. Andrews. He is also an Angel Investor. He served as a Board Member at DueDil. He serves as Advisor at Purple Elephant Ventures. He started out as an angel investor in 2010. His portfolio quickly grew, so he built a team around him and thus Playfair was born. Playfair has since gone on to become one of Europe's most active and well-known early-stage VC funds. Before becoming a technology investor He worked for several NGOs in Africa, with a particular focus on aid transparency. He recently renewed his focus on Africa by relocating to Kenya and becoming an angel investor in East Africa's burgeoning startup ecosystem. He maintains an active role at Playfair and continues to lead its investment team.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • London
  • England, United Kingdom

Federico Pirzio-Biroli Investments (28)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Purple Elephant Ventures 07-Oct-2022 Seed Round 000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 00000000 000000-000000
Erase All Kittens 25-Mar-2021 0000 00000 00000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 00000000 000000-000000
Onfleet 05-Dec-2016 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000000 000000-000000
Andela 17-Dec-2015 00000 00000 0000 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue 00000000 000000-000000
Unmade 15-Jun-2015 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000000 000000-000000
Polywork 20-May-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000000 000000-000000
Vinaya 01-May-2015 0000 00000 000 Accessories Bankruptcy: Admin/Reorg 00000000 000000-000000
Chew Live 24-Apr-2015 0000 00000 00000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 00000000 000000-000000
Oradian 19-Mar-2015 Seed Round Financial Software Generating Revenue
Linguese 13-Mar-2015 Angel (individual) Educational Software Out of Business 00000000 000000-000000

Federico Pirzio-Biroli Exits (19)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
DueDil 02-Mar-2022 Merger/Acquisition
Kare Knowledgeware 15-Sep-2021 000000000000000000
Admedo 28-May-2020 0000000000: 000000
Linguese 01-Jul-2019 000 00 00000000
Bouf 22-Jun-2018 000 00 00000000
Brewbot (Electrical Equipment) 10-Oct-2017 000000000000000000
Chew Live 06-Sep-2017 000000000000000000
Flattr 05-Apr-2017 000000000000000000
Cargo (IoT Platform) 01-Jan-2017 Out of Business
Vinaya 12-Dec-2016 Bankruptcy: Admin/Reorg

Federico Pirzio-Biroli Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Federico Pirzio-Biroli Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Federico Pirzio-Biroli Angel Investor 00 0 0 London, United Kingdom

Federico Pirzio-Biroli Co-Investors (19)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Jon Thornes 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Klister Credit 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Nathan Elstub 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Neil Hutchinson 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Untours Foundation 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Federico Pirzio-Biroli FAQs

  • Who is Federico Pirzio-Biroli?

    Federico Pirzio-Biroli is an angel Investor who has made 28 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Federico Pirzio-Biroli?

    Federico Pirzio-Biroli is an angel investor.

  • What does Federico Pirzio-Biroli do?

    As an angel investor, Federico Pirzio-Biroli invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Federico Pirzio-Biroli invested in?

    Federico Pirzio-Biroli has made numerous investments in companies like Purple Elephant Ventures, Erase All Kittens, and Onfleet within the Financial Services, Educational Software, and Business/Productivity Software industries.

  • What has Federico Pirzio-Biroli invested in recently?

    Federico Pirzio-Biroli's latest investment was on 07-Oct-2022 in Purple Elephant Ventures, a company within the Financial Services industry.

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