Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at Floodgate, a seed-stage VC firm. A repeat member of the Forbes Midas List & the New York Times Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide, she was one of the first investors in Lyft & Refinery29, & has been an early backer of many others, including Xamarin & 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 & McKinsey & Company. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Yale University & a co-founding member of All Raise, a nonprofit committed to improving diversity in funders & founders.
Miura-Ko earned a PhD from Stanford's Department of Management Science & Engineering, focusing on the quantitative modeling of cybersecurity. She now lectures in Stanford's Department of Management Science & 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 & industry influencers to center stage & invite them to share what it takes to become a disruptor.