Episode 148

Ann Miura-Ko on How To Become World Class In Your Field (Repost)


Ann Miura-Ko is the co-founding partner of Floodgate, one of the world’s most successful venture capital firms, and was named one of the New York Times’ Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide. She is a pioneer investor in many technical companies, and was one of the first investors in top organizations such as Lyft and Refinery 29. She is also a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford, a member of Yale’s Board of Trustees, and founder of All Raise, a non-profit committed to improving diversity in funders and founders.

Learn More about Ann
Ann’s Bio
Ann’s Firm – Floodgate
Ann’s Writing on Medium
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Topics in the Episode

  • How learned her first lesson about doing everything at a world-class level (3:00)
  • How Ann’s college internship led to a life-changing, chance encounter with the CEO of Hewlitt Packard (19:05)
  • How Ann broke into the venture capital world and started Floodgate (28:25)
  • How Ann evaluates whether to invest founders (38:10)
  • A mistake Ann has made, and what she learned from it (45:55)
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