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Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at Floodgate, a seed-stage VC firm in Palo Alto, CA. A repeat member of the Forbes Midas List and the New York Times Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide, Ann was one of the first investors in companies such as Lyft and Refinery29, and has been an early backer of many others, including Xamarin and Thinkful. Prior to joining Floodgate, Ann worked at Charles River Ventures
Ann has been called “the most powerful woman in startups” by Forbes. She is also a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford, a co-director of the Mayfield Fellows Program at Stanford, a member of the Board of Trustees for Yale University and a co-founding member of All Raise, a nonprofit committed to improving diversity in funders and founders.
Jenny Lefcourt is a General Partner at Freestyle, a $60M seed stage fund. Jenny invests in next gen commerce, marketplaces, real estate technology, consumer, enterprise and SaaS. Freestyle has led investments in companies such as Intercom, Narvar, Patreon, Airtable, Wag, BetterUp, Crexi, and Digit. She is also a founding member of All Raise, the nonprofit behind diversity and inclusion efforts to boost the amount of funding female founders receive.
Prior to joining Freestyle, Jenny cofounded WeddingChannel.com in 1998 (sold: KNOT), cofounded Bella Pictures (sold: CPI) and has personally invested and/or advised start- ups such as StyleSeat, Minted, and MainStreetHub.