The businesswoman is a founder of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Her net worth is estimated at $23 million. She is known for her entrepreneurship skills and success in the field of technology.
She is a well-known entrepreneur and an early investor in Microsoft. She co-founded Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in 1989 with John Hummer, a former NBA player.
Ann Winblad was born on November 1, 1950, in Red Wing, Minnesota, United States. She has five siblings. Her father is Wilbur Winblad and her mother is Elizabeth Stark.
Her father was a high school basketball and baseball coach, while her mother worked as a nurse. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Business Administration from St. Catherine University and a master’s degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
After she graduated from college, Winblad worked for the Federal Reserve for 13 months. She then left to form Open Systems Inc., an accounting software company that she sold for $15 million in 2014.
After the sale of her business, she became a tech consultant for IBM and Microsoft. Her company, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, launched 16 startups and invested in many. It was the first venture capital firm focused on software. In 1997, it won the John F. Cade Award for outstanding entrepreneurship. The company was also inducted into the Fortune Small Business Hall of Fame.