Ann Winblad, CoFounder/Managing Director Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Hummer Winblad Venture Partners is a leading venture capital firm focused exclusively on software investing and manages over $1 billion in cumulative capital. Since Hummer Winblad Venture Partners’ inception in 1989 the firm has launched over 160 new software companies. Ann has over 30 years of experience in the software industry as a successful software entrepreneur, strategy advisor, technical author and venture capitalist. Her background and experience have been chronicled in many international business and trade publications. Ann has a B.A. in Mathematics and in Business Administration from St. Catherine University. She has an M.A. in Education with a focus in International Economics from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. Ann also has an honorary Doctorate of Law degree from the University of St. Thomas. Ann has served as a Director of numerous start-up and public companies. Ann currently serves on the Boards of Ace Metrix, MuleSoft (NYSE: MULE), OptiMine, and Sonatype. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of St. Thomas, and a Board member of the Richard Schulze Family Foundation. Ann also serves as an advisor to many entrepreneurial organizations.

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Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is CoFounder of Silicon Valley TV & Executive Producer of Smart Money Silicon Valley: Network with & Learn from Silicon Valley Investors! & NoPanels: Engage Directly with Investors & Industry Leaders & PitchPerfect Silicon Valley: Craft your Pitch & Slide Deck for Funding! She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors EZebis: Winning the Venture Game! She is based in Silicon Valley & has been involved in online business for 10 years. She has been in small business for 39 years in Ireland, London, Canada & Australia. She also published a free ebook (the findings of 1 year research with vcs, angels & women founders) "Why are Women Funded Less than Men? a crowdsourced conversation" available on Scribd.