Ms Rivera is co-founder and managing director of Ulu Ventures, an early seed stage venture fund. Prior to Ulu Ventures, Miriam was vice president / deputy general counsel at Google, which she joined in 2001 as the second attorney. Before Google, Miriam worked for Ariba as counsel, after having co-founded angel and then venture-backed Outcome Software. Previously, she worked as a strategy consultant for Accenture and as an associate at the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. Miriam is the co-founder, former co-president and on the board of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs an "open source network" of Stanford alumni investors and entrepreneurs. She is a board member of the Kauffman Foundation, a national endowment dedicated to increasing opportunity for Americans through education and entrepreneurship. Miriam is a Kauffman Fellow in venture capital. She also serves on the Investment Committee of Acumen Fund America, an impact investment fund serving the needs of low-income Americans. She has been honored with the Stanford Medal.