■No. 13 in 100 Top Influencers of the European Digital Industry in 2013
Joana is a civil engineer turned serial entrepreneur and tech fanatic. She worked for 8 years as an International Business Manager; at IBM in Rio, Microsoft in Paris & Munich (incubating acquired software companies across Europe, Middle East and Africa), then VMware in London (running OEM Alliances at EMEA level), before moving to the web industry and becoming an entrepreneur.
After the successful launch of Zilok.com in the UK, Joana founded 3 other businesses, from online marketplaces in Brazil to Business Services in Europe.
After a stint as Entrepreneur in Residence at xMillion Capital, Joana moved back to Brazil in 2011 to launch VoyagePrive.com.br.
Now based between Rio, NYC, Europe and Cape Town, Joana is currently a partner at Jampp, leading the new digital advertising era of mobile. She also acts as a Global Ambassador for startup accelerator Papaya Ventures and is an active mentor/advisor to over 10 accelerators globally, including Dreamit (NYC), LeCamping (Paris) and 21212 (Rio).
She was recently ranked number 13 in the NEXT 100, a list of the 100 Top Influencers of the European Digital Industry in 2013.
Joana was previously COO of The NextWomen and has remained on board as a special advisor to the team.