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Tuesday, October 24 • 14:45 - 15:45
Keynote - Ann Winblad: The Rise of Software
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I have been fortunate to be a venture capitalist for almost 30 years. In 1989 when we raised our first fund—the first venture fund 100% dedicated to software companies—132 institutional investors turned us down, saying that software investments were too risky as the assets –that would be you –walk out the door at night.  We prevailed and raised the fund.

Each day of the last 28 years my job has been to audition the future and fund early stage enterprise software companies.  We have had a ringside seat on the rise of software and  a great opportunity to fund extraordinary engineers. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts with you today.

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Derek Weeks

VP, Sonatype
After flying to 40 countries and racing through a half-Ironman competition, Derek woke up one morning on the top of Kilimanjaro and saw the world in a new light. Soon after, Derek become a huge advocate of applying proven supply chain management principles into DevSecOps practice... Read More →

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Ann Winblad

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Ann Winblad is the co-founder and a Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.  Hummer Winblad Venture Partners (www.hwvp.com ) is a leading venture capital firm focused exclusively on software investing and manages over $1 billion in cumulative capital.  Since Hummer Winblad Venture... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2017 14:45 - 15:45
Keynote: Global

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