Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at Floodgate, a seed-stage VC firm in Palo Alto, CA. A repeat member of the Forbes Midas List and the New York Times Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide, Ann was one of the first investors in companies such as Lyft and Refinery29, and has been an early backer of many others, including Xamarin and Thinkful.
Ann is well-known in Silicon Valley as a pioneer investor in highly technical companies because of her background as a PhD in math modeling of cybersecurity at Stanford. 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. Her deep
interest in technology began as a child – her father was a NASA rocket scientist – and her expertise developed as an undergraduate at Yale, where she participated in the Robocup Competition in Paris, France.
Ann is also a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford, a co-director of the Mayfield Fellows Program at Stanford, a member of the Board of Trustees for Yale University and a co-founding member of All Raise, a nonprofit committed to improving diversity in funders and founders. Prior to Floodgate, Ann worked at Charles River Ventures and McKinsey and Company. She also has a BSEE from Yale. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and three energetic kids.