Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at FLOODGATE where her investment interests include the innovations in e-commerce, security, and big data. Her board seats include Modcloth, Refinery29, Chloe and Isabel, Wanelo, Ayasdi, Xamarin, Rise, and Inscopix. She was previously a board member and lead seed investor of TaskRabbit and Lyft.
In addition to serving at FLOODGATE, Ann is a lecturer in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, where she got her PhD focused on mathematical modeling of computer security.
Prior to joining FLOODGATE, Ann worked at Charles River Ventures and McKinsey and Company.
Ann grew up in Palo Alto, California (her father is a rocket scientist at NASA) and, as a result, was exposed at an early age to the world of startups, technology and venture capital. Always up for a feisty argument, in high school, she won the Tournament of Champions in Lincoln Douglas debate and placed second in California. She went on to develop an early passion for robotics and majored 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 which competed at the Robocup competition in Paris, France. She lives in Menlo Park with her husband and three kids.
Ann Miura-Ko in the News
|Ask A VC: Floodgate's Ann Miura-Ko On Rajeev Motwani's Legacy And More||August 16, 2013|
|Helping Geeks Create Big Data Startups||April 3, 2013|
|VC in 2013: Floodgate’s Ann Miura-Ko on Investing in ‘Radical Science’||January 3, 2013|
|Forget Facebook! Meet 12 investors on the hunt for the next Microsoft||November 27, 2012|
|Venture Capital Draft: Hot Prospects, Part II||May 5, 2012|
|Mike Maples and Ann Miura-Ko on The Limits of Incubators, the Right Fund Size, and the True Meaning of "Pivot"||June 13, 2011|
|How Mike Maples and Ann Miura-Ko Are Opening the Floodgates on Early-Stage Tech Entrepreneurship||June 9, 2011|
|Ann Miura-Ko Named Silicon Valley Woman of Influence||March 18, 2011|
|Ann Miura-Ko featured in Stanford's Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders||October 27, 2010|
|Mike Maples and Ann Miura-Ko Named to The Silicon Valley 100||December 8, 2010|
|Hot Prospects: Ann Miura-Ko, Floodgate Fund||August 3, 2010|