Co-Founder & Managing Partner, AlphaPrime Ventures
Claudia Iannazzo is a Managing Partner at and Co-Founder of AlphaPrime Ventures. Before this, she was a general partner with Pereg Ventures, based in New York, investing in early stage marketing, advertising and analytics businesses. Over a 20-year career spanning 5 continents, Claudia has facilitated more than $10 billion of investments, acquisitions, divestments, IPOs, alliances and partnerships for public companies and new ventures around the globe.
Having founded several companies in Australia, the UK, and the US (she started her first company in her undergraduate years at university), Claudia has continued to work with entrepreneurs helping them create effective sales, marketing and business strategies to attract multinational clients, investment and acquisition interest.
Prior to her career in venture, Claudia led strategic alliances, acquisition and turnaround activities for two Australian advertising giants, Tabcorp Holdings (Australia’s largest gaming, entertainment and hospitality company) and Foster’s Group (Australia’s leading brewer and winemaker). She has also held executive commercial positions within several multinational technology companies, including as Head of Commercial for Infosys Technologies (Australia/ New Zealand) and BAE Systems Limited (Weapons Systems division).
Claudia was formerly a mergers and acquisitions attorney with Baker & McKenzie in Melbourne, Sydney and London. Claudia holds a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University (Sydney), and a Bachelor Degree in Law and a Bachelor Degree in Science (Biochemistry) both from the University of Melbourne