From the first time I met Ann it was clear why Forbes dubbed her “The Most Powerful Woman in Startups.” She has a great sense for founders and markets with a wicked sense of humor to boot. It’s no wonder she’s so sought after by such a wide range of entrepreneurs. Since founding FLOODGATE in 2010 she has racked up hit after hit with investments in companies like Lyft, Modcloth, Refinery29 and Wanelo, just to name a few.
In addition to her work at FLOODGATE, Ann was a student of, and early collaborator with, Steve Blank who’s work went on to help to shape the thinking behind what has become know as the Lean Startup methodology.
In addition to all of her academic and professional accolades, Ann is a mom to 3 kids and understands the challenges of trying to balance ambitions for her career with her ambitions for her home.
I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome her to SLC and introduce her to all of you. I think you’ll find her insights on work, startups, life and family applicable to whatever it is you’re working on. I can’t wait for you all to meet her.
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