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Joanne Wilson

Joanne Wilson is an angel investor and blogger.

Joanne has had several careers starting out as a buyer at Macys to running a company in the rag trade eventually leading to spearheading sales for a start-up magazine/e-zine/events company called Silicon Alley Reporter. On to the non-profit world where she chaired MOUSE (Making Opportunities in Upgrading Schools in Education) an organization focused on technology in inner-city schools. She has sat on a number of profit and non-profit boards and has been involved with a variety of real estate transactions from beginning to end.

Joanne has been blogging since 1994 under the name Gotham Gal. She is involved with the start-up community as an angel investor and adviser. She has been a champion of women in tech by starting and co-chairing the Women’s Entrepreneurial Festival with the ITP division of NYU. Many of the companies she is working with are owned or started by women. The tech companies are Food52, Edison Jr., Catchafire, Dailyworth, The Sweeten, NGAdventage, Windowfarms, Venuebook, Scoot, Talk Market, 3rd Ward, Editd, Blue Bottle Coffee,, Mouth Foods, How Good, Little Borrowed Dress, Vengo, Willa Skincare, Kitchensurfing, littleBits,, Red Stamp, VenueBook, Architizer, Capture Proof, Have to Have, Mercaris, Le Tote, Curbed (Eater/Racked) as well as Ricks Picks, several restaurants and The Moon Group. She is the Chairperson of Hot Bread Kitchen and sits on the board of the Highline.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Vengo Labs 4/2014Series A$2M10
Little Borrowed Dress 2/2014Seed$1.25M9
Madison Plus Select 2/2014Seed4
Architizer 2/2014Seed$2M3
Clue App 2/2014Seed€500k4
Repairogen 1/2014Partial Close$115k5
Admittedly 1/2014Convertible Note$850k3
Mouth Foods 11/2013Series A$1.5M4
littleBits Electronics 11/2013Series B$11.1M12
LE TOTE 8/2013Seed$1.75M14
Maker's Row 7/2013Seed$1M8
Nestio 7/2013Series A$1.5M11
DailyWorth 4/2013Series A$1M11
Food52 3/2013Series A$2M5
Vengo Labs 2/2013Seed$1M8
Kitchensurfing 2/2013Seed$1M12
Windowfarms 1/2013Seed3
Scoot Networks 9/2012Seed$550k7
Red Stamp 9/2012Angel1
Videolicious 7/2012Seed$1.4M8
Parrable 6/2012Angel9 2/2012Venture Round$500k6
DailyWorth 1/2012Angel$2M6
littleBits Electronics 9/2011Seed$850k6
Nestio 7/2011Seed$750k6
DailyWorth 3/2011Venture Round$850k8
Food52 1/2010Seed$750k1



  1. Vengo Labs Raises $2M To Take Its Digital Ad/Mini Vending Machines Beyond NYC ( [edit]
  2. Bridesmaid Dress Rental Service Little Borrowed Dress Raises $1.25M From Index Ventures, A16Z ( [edit]
  3. Madison Plus Select Completes First Close of Seed Funding ( [edit]
  4. Architizer Raises $2M in Seed Financing ( [edit]
  5. Fertility App Clue Closes €500k Seed Round Led By Christophe Maire ( [edit]
  6. SEC ( [edit]
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  8. Mouth Foods Raises $1.5M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  9. LittleBits Raises $11.1M in Funding ( [edit]
  10. Techcrunch ( [edit]
  11. To Give U.S. Manufacturing A Boost, Maker’s Row Gets $1M From Index, Comcast, Alexis Ohanian & More ( [edit]
  12. Nestio Real-Time Rental Platform Raises $1.5M From Joanne Wilson, David Tisch, Jerry Colona And More ( [edit]
  13. DailyWorth Raises Additional $1 Million For Series A ( [edit]
  14. Cooking site Food52 raises $2M to expand publishing, mobile and shopping initiatives ( [edit]
  15. David Tisch, Brad Feld, Gary Vaynerchuk & Others Put $1 Million Into Vengo, The Mini Vending Machines From TaxiTreats Maker ( [edit]
  16. Private chef service Kitchensurfing grabs $1 million, expands beyond New York ( [edit]
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  18. Scoot, The “Zipcar For Scooters,” Grabs $550K In Seed Funding ( [edit]
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  20. Videolicious Relaunches Its App For Mobile Video Editing, Raises $1.4 Million From Amazon And Others ( [edit]
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  22. Raises $500K To Be An Online, Visual Inspiration Engine For Weddings ( [edit]
  23. DailyWorth Grabs $2 Million To Bring Quality Financial Advice To Women — Via The Inbox ( [edit]
  24. Open-source Hardware Company littleBits Closes First Round of Financing, Enters MoMA Collection! ( [edit]
  25. Nestio Raises $750,000 To Make Apartment Searches Suck Less ( [edit]
  26. DailyWorth Raises $850K To Become The Daily Candy For Personal Finance ( [edit]
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