Ann Winblad is the co-founding Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. She is a well-known and respected software industry entrepreneur and technology leader. Her background and experience have been chronicled in many national business and trade publications.
Ann has over 25 years of experience in the software industry. She began her career as a systems programmer at the Federal Reserve Bank. In 1976 Ann co-founded Open Systems, Inc., a top selling accounting software company, with a $500 investment. She operated Open Systems profitably for six years and then sold it for over $15 million. Prior to co-founding Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Ann served as a strategy consultant for prestigious clients such as IBM, Microsoft, Price Waterhouse, and numerous start-ups. In addition, Ann has co-authored the book Object-Oriented Software and has written articles for numerous publications. Ann received a BA in mathematics and in business administration, as well as an MA in education and international economics from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. Ann also has an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of St. Thomas.
Ann has served as a Director of start-up and public companies and currently serves as a director of Intacct, The Knot, Voltage Security, Krillion and Mulesource. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of St. Thomas and is an advisor to numerous entrepreneur groups.
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Last Updated: Fri, Aug 25, 2006
|Video||2004: Start of an Era of Optimism||Ann Winblad||Hummer Winblad||02:39||02/2004|
|Video||Are Technologies Ahead of Their Time?||Ann Winblad||Hummer Winblad||04:05||02/2004|
|Video||Customers are Key||Ann Winblad||Hummer Winblad||03:14||02/2004|
|Video||Drivers for Software Innovation||Ann Winblad||Hummer Winblad||07:37||02/2004|
|Video||How Consumer Markets and Enterprise Markets Drive the Software Industry||Ann Winblad||Hummer Winblad||03:46||02/2004|
|Video||Hummer Winblad's and Softbank's Recent Investments||Ann Winblad||Hummer Winblad||04:06||02/2004|
|Video||Introduction to Hummer Winblad and Mobius Venture Capital||Ann Winblad||Hummer Winblad||04:19||02/2004|
|Video||Keep Testing Your Core Assumptions||Ann Winblad||Hummer Winblad||01:22||02/2004|
|Video||Outsourcing Software Development to Asia||Ann Winblad||Hummer Winblad||03:18||02/2004|
|Video||The Economic Context in 2004||Ann Winblad||Hummer Winblad||02:24||02/2004|
|Video||The Java Standard (and Competing Technology Standards)||Ann Winblad||Hummer Winblad||02:53||02/2004|
|Video||The Threat of Linux to Microsoft||Ann Winblad||Hummer Winblad||02:09||02/2004|
|Video||Trends in Seed and Series A Investing||Ann Winblad||Hummer Winblad||02:24||02/2004|
|Video||VC Words of Wisdom for Entrepreneurs||Ann Winblad||Hummer Winblad||06:24||02/2004|