As Principal at NVP, Joanne leads the fund’s direct investment strategy focusing on the sourcing and diligence of potential deals and on-going portfolio management. As a female investor and woman of color, Joanne is an active supporter of diversity in tech and venture capital.
Prior to joining Newark Venture Partners, Joanne was an education investor with University Ventures focusing on growth-stage companies transforming the higher education space. In this role, she leveraged 10 years of finance experience at JPMorgan, and past experience as a TeachForAmerica corps member. She was also co-founder of a Newark-based social enterprise aimed at expanding community access to digital manufacturing technology. Joanne has a M. Ed from Hunter College and a BA in Economics from Barnard. At home, she is a proud mother of two.