Playfair Capital broadcasts Version 9 of Europe-wide Feminine Founder Workplace Hours | by Chris Smith | Playfair Weblog

  • Version 9 of Europe-wide Feminine Founder Workplace Hours is a key milestone for Europe’s largest range led founder initiative
  • This occasion will convey collectively over 300 feminine founders and 165 VCs from a few of the world’s main funds
  • The newest funding knowledge reveals that over £600m has been raised by corporations which have attended one of many earlier editions — a rise of £120m from the earlier yr
  • Since October 2019, Playfair Capital’s workplace hours has delivered over 6,700 mentoring classes for ladies founders throughout Europe

London 8 March 2023:

On Thursday twentieth April, 2023, Playfair Capital and 150 of the world’s main enterprise capital funds, together with Amadeus, Atomico, Balderton, Cherry, Creandum, Notion, LocalGlobe, Partech, Point9, Octopus, and Seedcamp can be holding distant workplace hours for greater than 300 feminine founders from throughout Europe.

Dishing out with the necessity for heat introductions and breaking down the boundaries to funding, every founder can have the chance to satisfy 4 buyers throughout one hour of distant workplace hours to debate their tech enterprise thought, ask for recommendation, pitch for funding or discover a mentor.

The occasion is being held by Playfair Capital as a part of their long-term dedication to deal with the gender imbalance in enterprise funding and can proceed using AI matching know-how. This know-how improves the relevance of founder to investor matching, and will increase the probability of related conversations and, in the end, funding being secured.

The earlier eight editions noticed a complete of 6,700 particular person mentoring classes with over 1,673 founders and 185 buyers collaborating. To this point, 25% of founders have gone on to boost funding after attending an occasion, with latest success tales together with Spottitt, Muse Finance, Daye, Whoppah, Shopper and Maxwellia. This quantities to £600m in complete funding that has been disclosed.

Jeevan Sunner, Playfair Capital’s Principal, commented:

“Throughout instances of financial instability, it turns into extra necessary than ever to assist underrepresented founders in gaining access to buyers and alternatives to safe capital. On immediately, Worldwide Girls’s Day, we’re excited to proceed this initiative into its fourth yr and ninth version, and to reaffirm our dedication to doing our bit to redress the gender imbalance in enterprise.”

Chris Smith, Playfair Capital’s Managing Companion, added:

Three and a half years because the first version of Feminine Founder Workplace Hours and I’m delighted to see that momentum continues to develop. The newest funding knowledge reveals that £600m has been raised by founders who’ve attended one of many occasions, and we’re effectively on the way in which to smashing the billion pound mark and past. I’m enormously grateful to all people who has supported, and continues to assist, this initiative.

For extra info and to make an software to attend the occasion please go to:


About Playfair Capital

Playfair is a generalist fund with a contrarian method to pre-seed know-how investing. Primarily based in London, Playfair invests throughout the UK and Europe with an deliberately excessive conviction, low quantity method: making 6–8 investments a yr and preserving time, capital and useful resource to assist corporations post-investment. Playfair has backed 70+ corporations throughout two funds together with Thought Machine, Andela, Mapillary and Omnipresent.

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