Ann Miura-Ko is a Co - Founding Partner at FLOODGATE where her investment interests include the innovations in e-commerce, security, big data and radical science. She currently sits on the boards of Modcloth, Refinery29, Chloe and Isabel, Wanelo, Ayasdi, Maker Media, Inscopix, and CSS. She was previously a board member 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 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.
She is a mother to three little rascals ages 6, 4 and 2. In other words, she no longer has any outside interests.
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