20VC: The Largest Venture Backed D2C Consumer Exit; PillPack: $0-$300M Revenues in 5 Years & The Biggest Lessons Scaling the B2B Business to $300M in 2.5 Years with TJ Parker, Co-Founder @ PillPack
5th June 2023
Ann Miura-Ko has been called “the most powerful woman in startups” by Forbes and is the Co-Founder of Floodgate, one of the valley’s leading early stage funds with investments in the likes of Twitter, Twitch and TaskRabbit. Some of Ann’s investments at Floodgate include Lyft, Ayasdi, Xamarin, Refinery29, Chloe and Isabel, Maker Media, Wanelo, TaskRabbit, and Modcloth. Ann is also a lecturer in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, where she got her PhD focused on mathematical modeling of computer security.
In Today’s Episode You Will Learn:
1.) How Ann made her way into the wonderful world of VC?
2.) Ann’s 2nd day in VC was 9/11, how does Ann view investing in times of crisis and downturn? How does this effect the macro-economy and her investing cadence?
Floodgate state that all venture bankable high growth companies share 4 very common characteristics with regards to power. Here we break them down:
Items Mentioned In Today’s Show:
Ann’s Fave Book: The Poisonwood Bible
Ann’s Fave Blog or Newsletter: Benedict Evans
Ann’s Most Recent Investment: The Greatist
2nd June 2023