Ann Miura-Ko ’98 B.S., Ph.D.
Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at Floodgate, a seed-stage venture capital firm with notable investments in companies including Lyft, Twitter, Twitch, Refinery 29, and Okta.
Known for her visionary investments, she was one of the first investors in Lyft, Refinery29, and Xamarin. Beyond her expertise in marketplaces and consumer applications, Ms. Miura-Ko is also well-known for her highly technical investments, work that has earned her repeat appearances on the Forbes Midas List and The New York Times list of top 20 venture capitalists worldwide. At Stanford University—from which she earned her Ph.D. with a focus on mathematical modeling of cybersecurity—she is a lecturer in engineering, teaching on topics from blockchain to intelligent growth for startups. In addition, she is a co-director of the competitive Stanford Mayfield Fellows Program, which helps train undergraduates to become technology leaders. Ms. Miura-Ko is a co-founding member of AllRaise, an organization dedicated to increasing the success and prevalence of female funders and founders. She also co-leads AllRaise’s Founders for Change, a group of more than 900 venture-backed founders committed to improving diversity and inclusion within their companies. Ms. Miura-Ko received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Yale. As an alumna, she has served on the School of Engineering & Applied Science Leadership Council and as a non-trustee member of the Corporation Committee on Investments. She was elected an alumni fellow in 2019.