Ilaria Fava

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Ilaria, a corporate lawyer by background and investor by choice, has more than 20 years experience as M&A lawyer, with dual qualification (US and Italian). She worked for top financial institutions and national and international law firms in Italy and the US, advising multinational companies Italian association supporting innovation and women entrepreneurship), of Roma Startup Association (in which role she is currently launching the Investor Chapter), and of Pathfinder Investor, an independent seed stage club deal vehicle. In 2019 she co-founded B-yond venture, an indipendente private investment vehicle, of which she is Managing Partner, which realized to date over 16 investments primarily at seed and early stage, 3 follow-on, and more in the pipeline. She holds a law degree with laude from Luiss University, and a Master of laws in international finance from Georgetown University.

Designated as Emerging Young Leader by the Council for the United States and Italy, she is a Fulbtright Alumna, and author of many publications on corporate issues.

In the last 10 years she focused her activity on tech companies, becoming angel investor, member of Italian Angels for Growth Association (IAG), being listed on Sifted as one of the top European women angel investors, as well as becoming board member of Gammadonna (the leading Italian association supporting innovation and women entrepreneurship), of Roma Startup Association (in which role she is currently launching the Investor Chapter), and of Pathfinder Investor, an independent seed stage club deal vehicle.

In 2019 she co-founded B-yond venture, and as Managing Partner she carried out 16 investments, primarily at seed and early stage, 3 follow-on, and more in the pipeline. She is a passionate traveller, an art and nature lover, and a proud Roman.