Ann Winblad

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Ann L. Winblad (born on November 1, 1950 in Red Wing, Minnesota) is a partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

Early years[edit]

Ann L. Winblad was born on November 1, 1950 in Red Wing, Minnesota. She learned "that patience and focus is a very good balance with overall efficiency and that’s served me well as an entrepreneur."[1]


In 1989 with John Hummer, she co-founded the venture capital firm Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

To be a successful venture capitalist, she says, "we have to look at the glass as half full….we have to slurp up that Kool-Aid for an instant, but we can’t get addicted."[2]


  • Upside Magazine 100 most influential people in the digital age
  • Vanity Fair top 50 leaders of the New Establishment
  • Business Week top 25 power brokers in the Silicon Valley
  • SVForum Visionary Award [3]


Further reading[edit]

Lambert, Laura. (2005). "Ann Winblad." in The Internet: A Historical Encyclopedia. Part 1, Biographies. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. p. 238-242.

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