Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at FLOODGATE, where her investment interests include innovations in ecommerce, security, and big data.
In addition to serving at FLOODGATE, Miura-Ko is a lecturer in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, where she also received her PhD focused on mathematical modeling of computer security. She teaches High-tech Entrepreneurship with Steve Blank and she is a frequent lecturer in courses such as Technology Venture Formation, High-tech Entrepreneurship, and the Mayfield Fellows Program. Many of her students have gone on to secure Angel and VC funding for their ideas.
Prior to joining FLOODGATE and her stint at Stanford, Ann worked at Charles River Ventures and McKinsey and Company.
Miura-Ko grew up in Palo Alto, California and, as a result, she was exposed at an early age to the world of start-ups, technology, and venture capital. She developed an early passion for robotics and went on to major in electrical engineering at Yale University, where she received her BS degree. For her senior project, she was part of a five-person team that designed four robots to autonomously play soccer. That team placed fourth at the second annual Robocup competition held in Paris, France in 1998.
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Last Updated: Mon, Sep 20, 2010
|Podcast||Funding Thunder Lizard Entrepreneurs||Ann Miura-Ko||Floodgate Fund||58:21||10/2010|
|Video||Funding Thunder Lizard Entrepreneurs [Entire Talk]||Ann Miura-Ko||FLOODGATE||57:40||10/2010|
|Video||The Internet is Under-Hyped||Ann Miura-Ko||FLOODGATE||01:52||10/2010|
|Video||The Collapsing Cost of Product Building||Ann Miura-Ko||FLOODGATE||02:26||10/2010|
|Video||Rapid Business Model Testing||Ann Miura-Ko||FLOODGATE||03:22||10/2010|
|Video||Running Out of Iterations||Ann Miura-Ko||FLOODGATE||01:19||10/2010|
|Video||Investing in Thunder Lizards||Ann Miura-Ko||FLOODGATE||01:08||10/2010|
|Video||"Lean" Does Not Mean "Small"||Ann Miura-Ko||FLOODGATE||02:21||10/2010|
|Video||Business Models Matter||Ann Miura-Ko||FLOODGATE||02:26||10/2010|
|Video||Is Work/Life Balance Possible?||Ann Miura-Ko||FLOODGATE||02:08||10/2010|
|Video||The Importance of a Technical Co-founder||Ann Miura-Ko||FLOODGATE||01:18||10/2010|
|Video||The Entrepreneurship of Venture Capital||Ann Miura-Ko||FLOODGATE||05:12||10/2010|