Posts Tagged ‘Floodgate’

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Ann Miura-Ko

by Scott Edward Walker on August 2nd, 2012

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we share a favorite video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.

This week, we present Ann Miura-Ko, a co-founding partner at FLOODGATE, a lecturer in the School of Engineering at Stanford University (where she received her PhD) and “the most powerful woman in startups” according to Forbes.

In this interesting, brief clip (courtesy of Startup Grind), Ann shares some solid nuggets for founders, including the importance of (i) authenticity, (ii) seeing a path through obstacles and (iii) a “singular focus and drive.”  I hope you enjoy it.  Cheers, Scott

Venture Capitalists at Work – Part 1

by Scott Edward Walker on June 26th, 2012


I just finished reading the book Venture Capitalists at Work, which is a  collection of solid interviews by Tarang Shah of certain highly-successful investors.  I have set forth below some nuggets for entrepreneurs.  This is part one of a three-part series.  I hope  entrepreneurs find a few of the quotes helpful and get a better understanding of how VC’s think.  Thanks, Scott