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Ann Winblad, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

March 2015

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Category: Interviews Tags: Entrepreneurship Venture Capital Strategy Alliance Management

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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