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Joanna Rees is an investor, entrepreneur, advisor, educator and mentor in the San Francisco Bay Area. As Managing Partner at West, she works with a team of professionals to provide market development expertise and funding to innovation economy companies from seed through growth. She is highly experienced in this f… Read More
Joanna Rees is an investor, entrepreneur, advisor, educator and mentor in the San Francisco Bay Area. As Managing Partner at West, she works with a team of professionals to provide market development expertise and funding to innovation economy companies from seed through growth. She is highly experienced in this field, having previously founded and run venture capital firm VSP Capital for over a decade.

Joanna currently serves on the corporate board of FICO (NYSE: FICO), Care.com (NYSE: CRCM), Harvest Power, Prelude Fertility, Mursion and Hickies. Joanna is also a Senior Partner of the B Team (www.bteam.org). She’s also active on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, all of which aim to enact positive change in communities around the world.

Joanna Rees brings innovation to every aspect of her career. She believes that a combination of market prowess and technical adaptation are the key to success in the many industry verticals she has been a part of. Read Less
  • Managing Partner
    West
  • Senior Partner
    The B Team
  • Henry Crown Fellow
    The Aspen Institute
  • Member Board of Directors
    FICO
  • Member Board of Directors
    Care.com
  • Member Board of Directors
    Prelude Fertility
  • Global Board of Directors
    Endeavor
  • Member Board of Directors
    Harvest Power Inc.
  • Board Chair
    The Representation Project
  • Leadership Seminar Moderator
    The Aspen Institute
  • Member Board of Directors
    HICKIES
  • Member Board of Directors
    Mursion
  • Member National Board of Directors
    Build
  • Partner
    Soda Rock Partners
  • Adjunct Professor
    Santa Clara University
  • Managing Director
    Soda Rock Partners
  • Member Board of Directors
    Leapfrog
  • Managing Director
    Endeavor Catalyst
  • Board Member
    New Schools Venture Fund
  • Mayoral Candidate
    San Francisco
  • Managing Partner
    VSP Capital
  • Board Member
    National Foundation For Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Chairman USA
    FON
  • Board Member
    National Venture Capital Association
  • GLT
    World Economic Forum
  • Investor
    Danger
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