Jun 22, 2021 • 20M

#16 Chris Smith, Playfair Capital, pt 2

 
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Chris Smith is the managing partner at Playfair Capital investing in seed & pre-seed in the UK, Europe and Israel. This is the second part of a two-part episode with Chris. If you haven’t done it yet, we strongly recommend you go back and listen to episode 14 with Chris on being a single-LP firm, post-Covid market dynamics . In this episode we dive deep on deal flow, founder profiles, and Playfair’s value add strategies.

In this episode you’ll learn:
– Ways to get privileged access to stellar first-time founders.
– How Playfair’s value add strategy goes way beyond the ordinary and draws on every partner at their team.
– Why and how Playfair goes beyond the headline grabbing capital injections and actually cares for their founders’ well-being.
– What led to the creation of the female founder office hours and its impact in Playfair’s deal flow so far.