Under Ann Miura-Ko's management, FLOODGATE has invested in many women-led startups. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
FLOODGATE partner Ann Miura-Ko will be speaking at the Women 2.0 conference on February 14, 2013 in San Francisco. A highly respected investor in the Silicon Valley, Ann invests in innovations in e-commerce, security and big data through the FLOODgate Fund.
Aside from her career as an investor, Ann is a lecturer in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, where she earned her PhD focused on mathematical modeling of computer security. She teaches High Tech Entrepreneurship with Steve Blank, and is a frequent lecturer in courses such as Technology Venture Formation, High-tech Entrepreneurship and the Mayfield Fellows Program.
FLOODGATE Fund announced in August 2012 closing a $75M fund for investment in early-stage high-growth ventures using technology to accelerate business. FLOODGATE portfolio company Kongregate, co-founded by SVP Emily Greer, was acquired by GameStop in 2010.
Are you a female entrepreneur seeing investment? Check out FLOODGATE Fund's informative FAQ for entrepreneur seeking investment - and get your early bird ticket by January 1 to hear Ann Miura-Ko speak at the annual Women 2.0 conference!
She is also serving as a live judge for the PITCH SF Startup Competition on February 14 - you can still apply to pitch onstage at the Women 2.0 conference. There are 8 spots left for women-led startups to pitch in front of investors for exposure, feedback and prizes!
Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the "+1" for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.