Ann WinbladHummer Winblad Venture Partners: Hyperion, The Knot, Dean & Deluca, Net Perceptions

Ann Winblad is the co-founder of and a managing director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. She is a well-known and respected software investment pioneer, software industry entrepreneur, and technology leader.

Ann is one of the first woman entrepreneurs to start a software firm. In 1976 she co-founded Open Systems, Inc., a top-selling accounting software company, with a $500 investment. She later sold it for more than $15 million.

Ann has served as the director of numerous start-up and public companies, including Hyperion (sold to Oracle for $3.3 billion), ...

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