Ann is a Founding Partner at FLOODGATE, an angel fund, where her investment interests include innovations in e-commerce, security, big data and radical science. FLOODGATE backs the most important digital businesses of the future, before traditional VCs are ready to invest. Ann Miura-Ko has been called “the most powerful woman in startups” by Forbes. FLOODGATE has invested in some of the most meaningful companies in business and consumer technology, with a combined market value exceeding $30 billion. Some of Ann’s investments with FLOODGATE include Lyft, Ayasdi, Xamarin, Refinery29, Chloe and Isabel, Maker Media, Wanelo, TaskRabbit, and Modcloth.
In addition to her work 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 co-founding FLOODGATE, she worked at Charles River Ventures and McKinsey and Company.
Ann earned her BS from Yale University in electrical engineering.
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