A chat with Federico Pirzio-Biroli, Founder of Playfair Capital, On the Future of Investing in Africa

In our latest podcast I’m joined by Federico Pirzio-Biroli from Playfair Capital where we talk about the path that led him to start Playfair Capital in London. During our chat he shares some of his background and the top lessons learned from being an active investor in the London for the last 6 years, as well as the challenges of investing in emerging economies.

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.

We conclude our chat by discussing the challenges of innovating investing in new geographies, primarily Africa, and what lessons can be weaned from how he saw the tech ecosystem evolve in the UK.

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