Claudia Iannazzo was most recently a partner at Prereg Ventures, a fund investing in entrepreneurs with ideas to transform the world of marketing. Her new venture is AlphaPrime Ventures.
Claudia has facilitated more than $10 billion of acquisitions, divestments, IPOs, alliances and partnerships for public companies and new ventures around the globe. Having started her first company in her undergraduate years at university, Claudia has continued to work with entrepreneurs throughout a 15-year career spanning 5 continents.
She has 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), and 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).
Most recently, Claudia utilized her corporate development expertise to help forge commercial arrangements between startups and multinationals. Focusing on entrepreneurs in North America, Asia and Australia, she supported the creation of effective sales, marketing and business strategies to attract investment or acquisition. Claudia continues to advise publicly listed and private-equitybacked companies in acquiring start-ups and technology-rich businesses, and in establishing commercial alliances.
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) from the University of Melbourne.
Fund's investment verticals: big data and digital enterprise.