Ann Winblad

Cofounder, Open Systems, Hummer Winblad


In 1976, Ann Winblad started Open Systems, an accounting software company, with the help of $500 she borrowed from her brother. The advent of the microprocessor and the first affordable PCs created a new opportunity for programmers. Winblad was one of the first generation of entrepreneurs who figured out by trial and error what a software startup was. Six years later, she and her cofounders sold the company for over $15 million.


Affirmative Action Federal Reserve Software Company Student Accounting Portfolio Company 
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