Highland Capital Partners Europe is delighted to announce that Tony Zappalà has joined the partnership. Tony, who joins as a partner of Highland Europe, has been a growth equity investor for many years with Index Ventures. He plans to continue his focus on making great internet investments to compliment his prior experience with companies such as Privalia, Ozon, Nasty Gal and Moleskine.
Previously Tony worked for STMicroelectronics where he was responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions, equity investments and strategy formulation. Prior to ST Microelectronics he worked as a strategy consultant in London and in Boston for L.E.K. Consulting. He has a Masters in Electrical and Information Sciences from Christ's College, Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.
Fergal Mullen, one of the founders Highland Capital Partners Europe, said “We are thrilled to have Tony join our team. We know Tony extremely well, having worked with him on several investments over the years. His investment experience in the growth equity market across Europe and the USA and his personal style just fit perfectly with our culture and team. We know how great he is in the technology market because we have seen him at work!”
Tony added “I know all the partners of Highland Europe well and am delighted to join the team. Their focus on the European technology growth market plays well to my skill set and I think the opportunity to be part of another winning, high performing investment team is too good to miss.”
Giuseppe Zocco of Index Ventures commented “Tony has been great to work with over the years and we wish him all the best in his new role with Highland. We are confident that we will find great opportunities to work together in the future.”