Ann Winblad born Ann L. Winblad is an American businesswoman. She is a founding partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. During her high school years, she was a cheerleader and student valedictorian. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and in Business Administration from St. Catherine University and her master’s degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. She received the John F. Cade Award for outstanding entrepreneurship in 1997. With her master’s degree, she joined the Federal Reserve where she worked for 13 months.
After earning her graduate degree, Winblad and three co-workers left the Federal Reserve to found Open Systems Inc. The accounting software company was eventually sold for over $15 million six years later. After the company was sold, Winblad became a tech consultant from IBM and Microsoft; she also invested in Microsoft. She met Bill Gates at a Ben Rosen-Esther Dyson computer conference in 1984 and they dated until 1987, they remained friends.
In 1989, with John Hummer, they co-founded the venture capital firm Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. It took nearly two years, however, to raise enough funds to launch it, with IBM and The St. Paul Companies as primary investors. In its fledgling years, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners launched 16 startups. In 2000, she was inducted into the Fortune Small Business Hall of Fame. She has also been awarded the 2017 Award for Exemplary Women honoree and the SVForum Visionary Award.
Ann Winblad Age
She was born on November 1, 1950 in Red Wing, Minnesota, United States.
Ann Winblad Husband
She is married to her husband, San Francisco private investigator, Alex Kline the younger brother of actor Kevin Kline.
Ann Winblad Children
She does not have any children of her own. However, her husband, Alex Kline has two adult children from a previous marriage.
Ann Winblad Family
She is the daughter of Wilbur Winblad and her mother Elizabeth Stark, she and five other siblings grew up in Rushford and Farmington.
Ann Winblad Net Worth
Ann Winblad’s net worth is estimated to be around $15 million.