• joana gutierrez



    Crazy enough to believe I can change the world by investing in and working on innovative solutions for the world's everyday problems; powered by technology, galvanized communities, and good ol' New York grit.

  • Hi! I'm Joana Gutierrez.


    I was born in Manhattan, spent my childhood in Queens, my teenage years in Long Island, and I am now starting a family in Brooklyn.

    I am, without a doubt - a New Yorker.

    I learned about resourcefulness, generosity, and an incredible work ethic from my naturalized Filipino parents.

    I like to observe and execute on patterns, trends, and theses so I became an investor at a hedge fund, and more recently, early stage venture capital. I realized that I wanted to get my hands dirty in crafting solutions, so I'm productizing technologies for companies, as well as working on my own.

    My Why Contextualized: I want to leave the world better than when I found it with what I contribute to it. I also want to reduce the correlation of assholelishness and wealth accumulation by participating and investing in ethical game changing businesses and founders.

    I am a life long student, forever grateful, and I've been enjoying the journey so far...


  • Realist Ventures

    Empathy + data driven early-stage VC fund investing in groundbreaking teams focused on software and biotech solutions.


    Allow us to reintroduce ourselves...Realist Ventures' has a new fund, new look, and new vision for early stage VC funding! Show some love and visit our website & socials to check out all that we're working on. - We are @RealistVentures

  • What I'm Working On

    Investor I Operator

    Connecticut based early stage VC fund investing in diverse teams focused on innovative Software and Biotech Solutions


    Non-Profit Fellowship and Founder Initiative Program with a mission to help build a more equitable future by supporting talented diverse teams building game-changing companies . . . COMING SOON


    The world's largest global community for women in venture capital to find each other, connect, and collaborate.


    Located in San Francisco, the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a non-profit organization created to connect, inspire and educate entrepreneurs.


    Part of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, women.nyc is a groundbreaking initiative that both inspires women of all backgrounds, ages, abilities and identities to advance in their careers, and provides them with real tools they need for success. From free salary negotiation workshops to entrepreneurial bootcamps to tech training, women.nyc offers a growing portfolio of resources for working women. Join women across the five boroughs and meet your career goals with the help and support of women.nyc.https://women.nyc/


    New York based Charity Aimed at Addressing Local Food Insecurity with Weekly Food Deliveries in Partnership with Local Food Businesses and Charities

    Things that make me LIGHT up

    Talk to me about :

    Building community & authentic discourse around various topics including: Female Empowerment, Diversity, Sustainability, Responsible AI, Investments, Startups, All Things Design, Cryptocurrency, Smart Cities, Clean Energy, Innovation, Technology, STEM, Uplifting Underrepresented Communities, Spirituality, Mental Wellness, Cannabis, Revamped healthcare, education, and political systems, NYC Sample Sales, Toy Collectibles, Music, Anthony Bourdain and Richard Ayoade level of travel and food appreciation, cultural zeitgeist around positive change

  • "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." - C.G. Jung

    "When we long for a life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. " - Peter Marshall

    "Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

    "The value of a human should be seen in what she gives and not in what she receives." - Albert Einstein

  • Media

    Thanks for the acknowledgement.

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    Major Cities I've traveled to and counting


    First Cousins


    Sports Played


    People I Serve Weekly at the Faith Mission Soup Kitchen


    Helicopter Flight Lesson

  • Say hello

    Come by and say hi




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