Matthew Wahlrab

Chief Executive Officer at Rapid Alpha, Inc
Ranked in Brokering, Defensive patent aggregation, Finance, IP auctions, IP management consultancy, IP-backed lending, Licensing, M&A, Technology transfer, Valuation
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The IAM Strategy 300 focuses exclusively on patent practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.

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Matthew Wahlrab partners with software companies to refine drafting tools, collaborates with innovation authorities to enhance strategic IP awareness, pioneers new IP-based capital raising methodologies and writes on important patent topics, all of which make him a central figure in the advancement of IP management.

Matthew Wahlrab's Profile

Matthew Wahlrab’s experience includes hundreds of millions in investment capital raised, five investment funds dedicated to commercialising innovation and multiple client exits in 2021 alone. He has received IAM Strategy 300 recognition for his application of IP to business growth for the sixth consecutive year.

As founder and CEO of multinational corporation Rapid Alpha, Mr Wahlrab and his team provide a comprehensive array of tools spanning IP management, corporate development and go-to-market services for clients across six continents. At the heart of each service is the belief that technical ideas and IP shape the direction of any enterprise and early collaborations can pave the way to a sizeable market share. It is this common belief in IP and notable results over a 20-year career that have attracted technology developers, technology adopters, financiers and service providers to collaborate to win markets.

Having managed IP portfolios with over 5,600 patents, well-funded M&A teams, and business development and new company formation for corporate investment funds with over $350 million in deployable capital, Mr Wahlrab brings a unique perspective to IP management. Based on this experience, investors, product managers, corporate strategists and CXOs partner with Rapid Alpha to validate their ideas, enter new markets, make informed buy, build, partner and invest decisions, and develop winning IP rights strategies in the rapidly evolving global market.

More recently, Rapid Alpha has begun forming strategic partnerships with law firms and accounting firms to provide services through channel partners, creating opportunities for partners to contribute legal and accounting support earlier in the process. This streamlines critical growth activities for clients and creates a single point of contact for complex transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, IP rights management and market entry.

Mr Wahlrab is a published author, including co-author acknowledgment for Keiretsu Capital’s Exit Workbook (a guide for exit planning for start-ups) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Guidelines on Intellectual Property. He is also an award-winning licensing executive.

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