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Venture Capitalist is Auditioning the Future

Be Investable
July 26, 2017 5:00 PM

Ann_Winblad.jpgAnn Winblad - Co-Founder, Managing Director Hummer Winblad Venture Partners - bottom line she is a rock star with over 30,000 followers on Linkedin. Here are a few take aways from the interview:

- As a Venture Capitalist she is "auditioning the future"

-Venture Capitalists are supposed to be glass half full and are paid to be optimist

- She lives in Silicon Valley

Her friend, Warren Buffet, says that people should get a paper route because they have to manage and make money. As a young girl there were no paper routes available, so Ann Winblad’s first job was picking strawberries at age 7. She learned “that patience and focus is a very good balance with overall efficiency and that’s served me well as an entrepreneur.” She’s worked with Bill Gates.

Upside Magazine named her one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the Digital Age. Vanity Fair named her in the Top 50 Leaders of the New Establishment. Business Week listed her as one of the Top 25 Power Brokers in Silicon Valley. Ann is a visionary and change-maker. As a VC she is “auditioning the future” Ann is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. They fund early-stage software companies. In this episode of The Trep Talk, Ann dives into her success and her story. Along the way she offers an abundance of wisdom for our listeners.

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