Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at FLOODGATE where her investment interests include the innovations in e-commerce, security, and big data. She currently sits on the boards of Modcloth, Refinery29, Chloe and Isabel, Wanelo, Zimride, Ayasdi, Inscopix, and CSS. She was previously a board member of TaskRabbit.
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. She teaches High Tech Entrepreneurship with Steve Blank and is a frequent lecturer in courses such as Technology Venture Formation, High-tech Entrepreneurship, and the Mayfield Fellows Program.
Prior to joining FLOODGATE and her stint at Stanford, 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. 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 which competed at the Robocup competition in Paris, France.
Ann Miura-Ko in the News
|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|