Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Hummer Winblad Venture Partners is a software and web focused venture capital firm based in San Francisco, California.

Hummer Winblad Venture Partners is a venture capital firm which was founded in 1989 and is based in San Francisco, California. The firm invests in early-stage enterprise software firms based in the United States.

From their earliest funds focused on the shift away from mainframes to client/server computing, through the commodity-driven cloud data centers, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners have remained true to their software-only roots. Through their deep understanding of the technology landscape, they have helped drive companies to success by supporting those at the forefront of disruptive advances in the software industry.

HWVP founders include John Hummer and Ann Winblad. The firm was an early investor in Napster, the first popular file trading service, and wedding portal theknot.com. In 2001, several of the company's investments ended in company bankruptcies or closures, including Pets.com, Homes.com, eHow, and Rival Networks. In 2006, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners settled a lawsuit brought by EMI Group and Universal Music Group after Napster's bankruptcy.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Aria Systems

Aria Systems is a San Francisco-based software company.

Klue is an artificial Intelligence company founded by Jason Smith and Sarathy Naicker.

Sonatype is a Fulton, Maryland-based cybersecurity company helping enterprises get precise intelligence about open source components and software security.

A user generated content, revenue-sharing website founded in 2006

PLUMgrid is a Santa Clara, California-based web hosting service company founded by Sushil Singh.

Software company based in san francisco, california

Insidesales.com is a company designing and develops sales automation platforms.

InMage Systems is a San Jose, California-based software company founded by Kumar Malavalli, Srihari Kumar and Sam Inala.

Five9 Inc. is a San Ramon, California-based enterprise software company founded by John Sung Kim.

Scalent Systems is a company founded by Chandy Nilakantan.

Intellitactics is an enterprise software company.

Replay Solutions is a Redwood City, California-based software company.

Strobe is a company founded by Charles Jolley.

Elastra is a San Francisco-based enterprise software company.

Moxie Software is a Sunnyvale, California-based company.

Pancetera is a company founded by Mitch Haile.

NuoDB is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company.

Kiip is a San Francisco-based company.

Baynote is a San Jose, California-based company.

SignalDemand is a San Francisco-based company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners VII, L.P.
125,000,000
80,561,896
March 12, 2018
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Ann Winbald

Founding Partner

Ingrid Chiavacci

Chief Financial Officer

John Hummer

Seattle Partner

Lars Leckie

Managing Director

Mitchell Kertzman

Managing Director

Steve Kishi

Managing Director

Further reading

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Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

6connect

Ace Metrix

AlphaRank

Amberdata

Aria

AspireIQ

FusionStorm

insidesales.com

Kiip

NeuVector

NuoDB

Optimine

Peerlyst

Sonatype

Stackery

TidalScale

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