Joana is a french-brazilian civil engineer turned tech entrepreneur. She worked for 8 years in Marketing & Business Development; first at IBM in Brazil, then at Microsoft in Paris & Munich (incubating acquired software companies across Europe, Middle East and Africa), before becoming an entrepreneur in London.
After the successful launch of Zilok.com in the UK, Joana founded 3 startups, 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 where she launched VoyagePrive.com.br before joining her partners at Jampp, the leading technology for mobile app marketing delivering over 3M app installs every month in over 40 countries. She spent the last 2 years developing the business as a nomad between São Paulo, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, New York, London, Paris and Cape Town, her current home base.
She was recently ranked number 10 in the NEXT 100, a list of the 100 Top Influencers of the European Digital Industry, and won TheNextWeb USA Mobile Startup Rally in NYC last October.
Joana also acts as board advisor to TheNextWomen.com and Astia.org, and is an active mentor to over 10 accelerators globally, including Dreamit (NYC), LeCamping (Paris), Gema Ventures (São Paulo) and Sw7 (Cape Town).
Sessions for Joana Picq
- Global Branding In Emerging Markets – The Latin American Case - Brand2Global London 2014