Miriam Rivera is a partner at Ulu Ventures and is a proven high technology executive who has experience working with nonprofits, public and private companies, and their boards.
Prior to co-founding Ulu Ventures, Miriam served as Vice President/Deputy General Counsel at Google, which grew from $80M in revenue to $10B during her tenure. She also served as Assistant Secretary to the board of Google Inc., a member of the disclosure committee, Secretary to the board of the Google Foundation, and legal lead for Google's Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory compliance efforts.
Miriam currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University, an institution with a $3.8B budget and $13B endowment, Stanford’s Office of Technology Licensing Advisory Board, the Stanford GSB Advisory Council, and previously served on the Board of Visitors of the Stanford Law School.
Prior to joining Google, Miriam served as in-house counsel for Ariba, co-founded On Your Mind (a venture-backed enterprise software company), worked as a strategy consultant for Andersen Consulting, and worked as an associate in the business and technology practice at the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Miriam earned her AB in Sociology and AM in Spanish from Stanford University, as well as a JD/MBA from Stanford Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. She received the 2008 Jerry A. Porras Leadership Award from the Stanford GSB. Miriam was voted 2006 “Latina Lawyer of the Year” by the Hispanic National Bar Association, "Latina Executive of the Year" by Hispanic.Net and was selected as a 2005 top 10 corporate attorneys by Corporate Counsel magazine.
As a graduated member of Class 15, Miriam served her fellowship at Ulu Ventures under the mentorship of Susan Mason, General Partner, ONSET Ventures and Chair Emeritus of the Board of the Center for Venture Education.