Jul 7, 2016 · 1 minute

Recently, I wrote a long profile on Floodgate’s Ann Miura-Ko, one of the more underrated women in venture capital.

But even with all those thousands of words, we didn’t get much into Ann’s role as a mother and the impact that’s had on her uncommon career.

So I asked her to be my next guest on “A Uterus Is a Feature Not a Bug,” my podcast series on entrepreneurship and motherhood. She told stories even I hadn’t told-- most astoundingly how she was put in special ed as a child. Yes, the same woman who has funded deals after reading their complex math papers and getting a PHD in math at Stanford herself. It’s an amazing story of being counted out and using that freedom to thrive.

Miura-Ko is also the first guest I’ve had on the podcast who is a VC, not a CEO. We discuss the gender gap on the other side of the board room table, and why things are so lousy for women in venture capital.

The full audio is below. It’s a must listen if you are a working mom or just trying to raise money in the Valley right now.