People

Miriam

Miriam co-founded Ulu Ventures, where she is the Managing Partner.  Ulu is an early stage angel fund focused on IT investments and has made 30 investments in the last three years.  She is also the co-founder and co-president of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, an "open source network" of Stanford alumni investors and entrepreneurs.  Miriam has taught in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program in the School of Engineering on start-up board issues and is a mentor in entrepreneurship at the Stanford GSB.  She is also a Kauffman Fellow in venture capital.  As a first generation college student and scholarship recipient, Miriam graduated from Stanford University where she earned the AB, AM, and JD/MBA degrees.

Miriam has worked at all stages of new ventures, from formation to Fortune 500 public company Google Inc.  At Google, Miriam was the second attorney, and helped build the legal team from 2 to over 150 worldwide.  She increased Google's revenue velocity by re-engineering the sales contracting process to allow 80+% of ad deals to close in three days (50% in one day), helping revenue grow from $85M in revenue to $10B in five years.  She was Google's first internally promoted VP in a SG&A function (and the second internally promoted VP in a non-engineering function) as Vice President/ Deputy General Counsel.

Prior to joining in 2001, she served as in-house counsel for Ariba and co-founded Outcome Software (an angel and venture-backed software company).  At Outcome, she acted as Secretary to the Board and VP finance, legal and business operations.  Previously, she worked as a strategy consultant for Accenture and an associate in the business and technology practice at the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison.

Miriam has also served on a number of private company boards of directors, advisory boards, nonprofit boards and has fiduciary experience with governance issues faced by public companies.  She served as Assistant Secretary to the board of Google Inc., a member of their disclosure committee, Secretary to the board of the Google Foundation, and legal lead for Google's Sarbanes-Oxley and international trade compliance efforts.  Miriam currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University, an organization with a consolidated annual budget of $7B and a $14B endowment, the Advisory Council of Stanford's Graduate School of Business, Stanford's Office of Technology Licensing Advisory Board, and previously served on the Board of Visitors of the Stanford Law School.

In 2008, Miriam received the Jerry A. Porras Leadership Award from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 2006, the Hispanic National Bar Association voted Miriam "Latina Lawyer of the Year", and Hispanic.Net named her "Latina Executive of the Year". She was also selected by Corporate Counsel magazine as one of the top 10 corporate attorneys in the United States in 2005.  In Spring 2011, the Google Legal department Miriam helped found was named 2011 Best Legal Department by Corporate Counsel magazine and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal voted Miriam one of the top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley.

Clint

Clint is a co-founder and partner at Ulu Ventures, an early stage IT venture firm in Silicon Valley. He focuses on startups in enterprise SaaS, online education, and predictive analytics and has made over 50 investments. His board roles include Lex Machina, Orenco Hydro, and Medrio.

Clint teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford. His course, Startup Boards, is part of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program in Stanford’s School of Engineering. He also taught Startup Boards as a MOOC (massive open online course) to over 17,000 students worldwide through Stanford’s Venture Lab initiative.

Clint is a Kauffman Fellow and Director of the Kauffman Fellows Academy, which offers online training programs in venture capital, capital formation, and entrepreneurship in partnership with the Kauffman Fellows Program. He is also co-chair of the Technology Advisory Committee for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, helping them create their online educational initiatives.

Clint co-founded and co-leads Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs, which has invested in over 20 startups and provides a range of educational and mentoring support for its members and entrepreneurs. Clint also mentors at StartX, the Stanford student run accelerator.

A serial entrepreneur, he co-founded and led four companies including Outcome Software, where he raised $10 million in venture capital to build web-based decision tools for large enterprises; Decision Quality International which trained 1000s of managers in the principles of decision quality and licensed its programs to over 10,000 end users; DecisionStreet, an online service helping people make important life decisions; and The Decision Company, a strategy consulting company serving the pharmaceutical and oil and gas industries.

Clint holds multiple patents in web-based decision analytics, taught ethical decision-making at both Stanford and Grinnell College, served as a Venture Partner at Crescendo Ventures, and co-authored Ethics for the Real World (Harvard Business Press 2008).

He holds a PhD and an MS in Management Sciences and Engineering from Stanford University, and a BA, with Honors, in mathematics from Grinnell College where he serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees.

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