Ann Winblad, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Ann Winblad, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist
Category: Interviews
Author: David Deeds
Published: March 6, 2015
Updated: January 28, 2021
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In a candid interview with EIX's David Deeds, Ann Winblad, co-founder and managing director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, shares her war stories -- including her earliest entrepreneurial experiences sewing and selling Barbie doll clothes; how she convinced a bank to lend her money for her first company; and what she learned from other entrepreneurs, family members and ABBA. She also discusses the qualities that make entrepreneurs successful: having a mission as well as a product, and giving your all to your company, colleagues, industry and the causes you're passionate about.

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DOI: 10.17919/X91015
Deeds, David. "Ann Winblad, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist." 6 Mar. 2015. Web 24 Jun. 2024 <>.
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