Ann Winblad

Ann Winblad
Managing Director , Hummer Winblad Venture Partners


Ann Winblad is the co-founder and a Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Hummer Winblad Venture Partners ( is a leading venture capital firm focused exclusively on software investing and manages over $1 billion in cumulative capital. Since Hummer Winblad Venture Partners’ inception in 1989 the firm has launched over 100 new software companies.

Ann has over 30 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 has served as a Director of numerous start-up and public companies. Ann currently serves on the Boards of Ace Metrix, Karmasphere, Krillion, MuleSoft, Sonatype, Star Analytics and Voltage Security. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of St. Thomas, co-chair of SDForum and serves as an advisor to many entrepreneurial organizations.


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Ann Winblad, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Robert Scoble, Rackspace will kick-off the Startup Showcase event. Read more.
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Highlighting the startup ecosystem’s creativity and variety, the Startup Showcase will give you a chance to see the newest Web 2.0 companies entering the market. Read more.
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  • OpenSRS
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  • SoftLayer
  • StrataScale Inc.
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