Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at Floodgate, a seed-stage VC firm. A repeat member of the Forbes Midas List and the New York Times Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide, she was one of the first investors in Lyft and Refinery29, and has been an early backer of many others, including Xamarin and Thinkful. In addition to partnering with entrepreneurs building impactful businesses based on truly intelligent AI, she is a co-sponsor of the AI Grant, a nonprofit research lab that funds work on open source AI.
Prior to Floodgate, Miura-Ko worked at Charles River Ventures and McKinsey and Company. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Yale University and a co-founding member of All Raise, a nonprofit committed to improving diversity in funders and founders.
Miura-Ko earned a PhD from Stanford’s Department of Management Science and Engineering, focusing on the quantitative modeling of cybersecurity. She now lectures in Stanford’s Department of Management Science and Engineering.
This appearance by Ann Miura-Ko is part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series. Join us virtually at youtube.com/ecorner as we bring founders, investors and industry influencers to center stage and invite them to share what it takes to become a disruptor.