Investing in Technologies that Change the World
Playground is an early-stage investment firm that’s built to help brilliant entrepreneurs bring bold technical visions to life. We invest in ambitious people and ideas at the forefront of science and technology.
Built to Help Brilliant Founders Achieve Breakthroughs
We are a team with deep technical and operational expertise. We’re entrepreneurs who conceived, built, and scaled successful tech companies and will do everything in our power to help grow early companies into viable, world-changing technology.
Experience in Play
Playground Global supports frontier technology companies that are poised to change our world. We are a collaborative team of operators and technologists who go “all in” to help founder teams turn brilliant ideas into transformational companies.
The deep work we do with technical founders creates a flywheel, leading to future investments that benefit from this insider knowledge.
Playground’s thought leadership in future and foundational computational platforms creates opportunities for subsequent investments in ancillary spaces such as artificial intelligence, automation, robotics, digital infrastructure, and life sciences.
Where We Play Best
Enterprise AI/ Industrial Automation
Playground invests in companies developing technologies within next-gen compute, enterprise AI/industrial automation, life sciences, and more. Our investments make an impact on aerospace, logistics, decarbonization, health/longevity, and many other influential sectors.
Playground typically leads investments in Seed, Series A, and Series B companies. Initial investments range from $3M to $15M. In return for leaning into technical risk, we seek material ownership, aligning ourselves as the founding team’s first call.
“I truly think of Playground as mentoring myself and my co-founders. As an investor, they’ve been unbelievably supportive financially, operationally, and generally a sounding board you can go to with all sorts of issues that come up when you start a company.”
– Jacob Becraft , CEO & Co-Founder , Strand Therapeutics
“Playground’s deep expertise in the technology industry has been essential to how we think about engineering, architecting the system, and scaling it out globally.”
– Michael Martin , CEO , RapidSOS
“Playground was very central and a big part of building the company from nothing to what we are now. I love the enthusiasm for the work that we’re doing. They’re really as excited about our mission as we are.”
– Naomi Nickerson , Director of Quantum Architecture , PsiQuantum
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