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Startup Grind hosts Ann Miura-Ko (Founder @ Floodgate Capital)

  • Jul 18, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Join us July 18 as we welcome Ann Miura-Ko, a co-founding partner at FLOODGATE where investments include: Branchout, Chegg, Digg, IMVU, Kongregate, MILK, Reputation, Revision3, Smule, Twitter, and Zimride. We're excited to have her coming to speak to us in Palo Alto. 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. 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. Prior to joining FLOODGATE and her stint at Stanford, Ann worked at Charles River Ventures and McKinsey and Company.


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6:00 - Networking and Pizza

7:00 - Fireside Chat

8:30 - Questions and More Networking


Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time. It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

Ann will be interview by Startup Grind founder Derek Andersen. Derek worked at Electronic Arts on games like The Godfather, Burnout, and Mirror's Edge. He left in 2009 to found Vaporware Labs, a company that has launched products like Startup Grind, Commonred, and Steve Young Football. He’s also a contributing author for Techcrunch and Business Insider.




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  • Jeff

    Great speaker, honest and frank. Gained a better understanding of their investment perspectives.

    July 19, 2012

  • Don

    Great thoughts, excellent host, superb networking.

    July 19, 2012

  • Daniel K.

    Excellent! Ann was great and Derek did a wonderful job of interviewing her. Good crowd, free pizza, what more can a bootstrapping startup founder want?

    July 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good enjoyable session with great speaker and host.I thought it could have been a little more interactive with the audience, but overall very good.

    July 19, 2012

  • Harpal K.

    I had a wonderful time listening to Ann's amazing perspectives. Her talks were thought provoking, humbling yet very entertaining. So were my discussions with other fellow grinders who attended. With this level of mentorship and the fine talent that attends these forums, one is almost compelled do a start up in this life time. For those who I did not have the pleasure of meeting today, I'm a hardened sales and business development consultant with a standing rolodex of enterprise accounts. If you have a good idea and are looking for a co-founder with sales acumen to get market validation, you should talk to me. I could be your business development partner, and will help you sharpen the business model. I will invest my time, share my experiences, acquired customer insights with you. I might even become your first angel investor. My linkedIn profile is

    July 18, 2012

  • Gal R.

    Amazing host, great advice, awesome crowed

    July 18, 2012

  • Harpal K.

    I can take a carpool from South Fremont if someone is interested..

    July 18, 2012

  • Dr. M.

    Is anybody driving from downtown San Francisco to the event who could take me along? (carpooling). Please let me know via e-mail. Thanks

    July 18, 2012

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