Ann Winblad
Managing Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Ann Winblad is the co-founding partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners ( Hummer Winblad Venture Partners is a leading venture capital firm focused on software investing and manages over $1 billion in cumulative capital. Since Hummer Winblad Venture Partnersí inception in 1989, the firm has launched more than 90 new software companies.

Ann has over 25 years of experience in the software industry as a successful software entrepreneur, strategy advisor, technical author, and venture capitalist. Her background and experience have been chronicled in many national business and trade publications.

Ann has a BA in Mathematics and in Business Administration. She has an MA in Education with a focus in International Economics from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. Ann also has an honorary Doctorate of Law degree from the University of St. Thomas.

Ann served and serves as a director of numerous startup and public companies. She is also a member of the board of trustees of the University of St. Thomas and serves as an advisor to many entrepreneurial organizations.

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