C200 Leadership

Joanna Drake Earl, Director at Large


Joanna has been creating next-generation digital experiences at the intersection of media and technology for over 20 years.

Currently Joanna is a General Partner at Core Ventures Group, a seed stage technology start-up fund, investing in serial entrepreneurs who are solving big problems with advanced technologies.

Until December 2012, Joanna served as Chief Operating Officer for DeNA West. She oversaw operations outside of Asia for this $5B Japanese public mobile content company, working closely with the Founder and Board of Directors on international expansion and global operations.

After joining Vice President Gore and Joel Hyatt to co-found Current TV in 2001, Joanna spent 11 years with the company including stints as President of New Media, pioneering the world's first social media platform, as well as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, overseeing Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Technology, and International Operations.

Earlier Joanna held executive positions at several leading technology and media start-ups, including MOXI and ReacTV. She started her career at Booz Allen & Hamilton in the Media, Entertainment and Technology consulting practice, working closely with the world's leading entertainment conglomerates and the largest Silicon Valley technology companies.

Joanna is actively involved in senior female leadership groups and female executive mentoring. She is a member of the leading Silicon Valley female angel investment group, Broadway Angels. Joanna and Ann Drake are one of the few "mother-daughter" members of C200 and Joanna has served on the Board of DSC Logistics since 2011.

Joanna holds a Master's degree from Stanford University, and a BA in Political Economy from University of California at Berkeley.