SVASE VC Breakfast Club - Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad, focus on Software
Start: 04/03/2008 - 8:00am
End: 04/03/2008 - 9:30am
WHEN:Thu Apr 03 from 8:00am – 9:30am
WHERE:Jackson Hole Group LLC, 100 Spear Street, Suite 935, San Francisco CA 94105
P: (415) 546-2206, www.jacksonholegroup.com
CONTACT:Jai Kumar, Program Chair, [email protected]
COST: $25 SVASE Members; $39 Affiliates; $49 Non-members. This event is for ENTREPRENEURS ONLY, BY PREREGISTRATION ONLY.
This event is co-sponsored by Bridges SF, www.bridgessf.com.
VC Breakfast Club: Ann Winbald of Hummer Winblad, focus on Software
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners was founded in 1989 as the first venture capital fund to invest exclusively in software companies. Through our history, we’ve had the opportunity to invest in the pioneers and leaders of several generations of software applications, architectures, delivery methods and business models.
We’ve helped entrepreneurs build companies in desktop software, embedded systems, client-server, distributed network computing, internet, and software as a service. Our earliest portfolio companies started shipping software on floppy disks and today we’re investors in pioneering companies in on-demand computing. We’ve seen everything from shrink-wrap licenses to enterprise-wide "big deals" to subscription pricing; from direct sales to highly-leveraged channel strategies.
In other words, because software is all we do, we bring tremendous value to highly talented people who want to build great software companies.
Ann Winblad is the co-founder and a Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. She is a well-known and respected software industry entrepreneur and technology leader. Her background and over 30 years of experience in the software industry have been chronicled in many national business and trade publications.
Ann 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 from the College of St. Catherine, 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 numerous start-up and public companies and currently serves as a director of Voltage Security, Krillion, Mulesource and Star Analytics. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of St. Thomas. Ann is an advisor to numerous entrepreneur groups.
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