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 1976 she co-founded Open Systems, Inc., an accounting software company, which was sold for over $15 million six years later.[2][3] In 1989 with John Hummer, she co-founded the venture capital firm Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.[3]



  1. ^ "Ann Winblad talks Kool-Aid, green tech and Bill Gates", Dec 16, 2008, Audio interview,
  2. ^ "Ann Winblad", speaker bio for Fall 2014-2015 "Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar",
  3. ^ a b "Adventure Capitalist", 1 Oct. 1996,
  4. ^ SVForum, 1999 Visionary Awards.

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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