In this week’s episode of Ask A VC, Floodgate’s co-founding partner Ann Miura-Ko joined us in the studio.
Miura-Ko and I chatted about her role at Stanford, where she is a lecturer in the school of engineering, and where she received a Ph.D. focused on mathematical modeling of computer security. Miura-Ko recalled how impactful and important the late Rajeev Motwani, a Stanford professor of computer science, was to Ph.D. students who wanted to found companies based on their research. As she explains in the video above, Motwani served as a mentor and advisor for Larry Page and Sergey Brin during the formative years of Google.
Miura-Ko, who serves on the boards of Modcloth, Refinery29, Chloe and Isabel, Wanelo, Lyft, and others, also tackled reader questions around what’s next in mobile commerce and more.
Tune in above.