Ann Miura-Ko is the co-founding partner at seed-stage VC firm, Floodgate. She has been on the Forbes Midas List of top venture investors multiple times and on the New York Times global top 20 venture capitalists list. She has made early investments in Lyft and Refinery29 as well as newer companies ike Popshop Live, Poparazzi, Monthly, Emotive, Roo and Polygence.
Ann believes in co-conspiring with founders partnering with a select group of only 3-5 founders a year. With over a decade of experience exclusively working with pre-product market fit startups, Ann has seen many of the founders she has worked with pivot into success and has a set of mental models associated with navigating the early stage maze. She only invests in pre-seed and seed stage companies with check sizes ranging from $300k to $3M.
She is also a co-director of the Stanford Mayfield Fellows Program a selective program teaching entrepreneurship and leadership to twelve undergraduates (whose alumni are the likes of Josh Reeves of Gusto and Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom of Instagram). She is a co-founding member of AllRaise, a nonprofit on a mission to accelerate the success of female founders and funders. Ann is on the Board of Trustees at Yale University where she was an undergrad. Ann has a PhD in Math Modeling of Information Security from Stanford.