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‘High conviction, low volume’: Playfair launches $70M pre-seed fund for European startups


Early-stage investments inherently have a higher risk of failing, but these risks also come with potentially higher rewards — getting in at the ground floor of a startup’s journey gives VCs more negotiation clout. This is particularly true at the very early pre-seed stage, where companies might barely have a functioning product to shout about. And this is something that London-based generalist VC firm Playfair Capital knows all about, given its focus on backing super young startups that have yet to make much of a ripple in their respective industries.
In its 10 year history, Playfair has invested in around 100 companies, including well-established unicorns such as Stripe, and Mapilla …

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