Ann Winblad Verified By Editor

(entrepreneur, businesswoman)

Winblad is widely famed for being the founding partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

Relationship Facts of Ann Winblad

Ann Winblad is married to Alex Kline.
Ann Winblad married on December 16, 2015.
💑 Anniversary in 178 days 💑
She does not have any kids as of now.
Ann Winblad is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Ann Winblad?

Talking about her love life, Ann Winblad is in a married relationship with Alex Kline. The couple married on 16 December 2015. Kline is the youngest brother of a well-named American actor, Kevin Kline. He is a private investigator.

However, she was dating the world-famous personality, Bill Gates. The former pair met at the Ben Rosen-Esther Dyson computer conference.

The couple started dating in 1980. The couple would go for walks on the beach, ride dune buggies and go hang gliding as well. Bill is five years younger than Ann. They even studied bioengineering together.

Ann was ready for their marriage but Bill wasn’t. He met Melinda and decided to marry her. Bill openly confessed about his relationship with Ann in the media. Bill married Melinda in contentment with Ann.

Facts/ Trivia

  • Her birth sign is Scorpio.
  • Ann’s hobbies are Traveling, Biking, and Fly Fishing.
  • She is also a public speaker who gives tech-related coaching.
  • She presented at TED conferences.
  • She is a dog-loving person.
  • Winblad is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian.

Ann Winblad: Biography in Details

Who is Ann Winblad?

Ann Winblad is a well-recognized American businesswoman and Venture capitalist. Winblad is widely famed for being the founding partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

Moreover, she came into the limelight as the ex-girlfriend of a world-famous business personality, Bill Gates.

What is the birth name of Ann Winblad?

Ann Winblad was born on 1 November 1950. At present, her age is 70 years old. Likewise, her birthplace is Red Wing, Minnesota, the USA.

Ann is the daughter of her father, Wilbur Winblad whereas her mother is Elizabeth Stark. Moreover, she has five siblings(brother- Dave Winblad, sister- Mary Regenscheid, Susan Shields, Patty Jorgenson, and Kathy Winblac-Polk) and togetherly they spend their childhood in Rushford and Farmington.  Her dad was a high school basketball, baseball, and football coach and her mother was a nurse.

Talking about her nationality, Winblad holds an American identity whereas her ethnicity is Swedish.

Regarding education, the businessperson was a cheerleader and student valedictorian in her high school. Ann took her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Business Administration from St. Catherine University.

Moreover, she took her master’s degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. Winblad earned the John F. Cade Award for outstanding entrepreneurship in the year 1997.

Ann Winblad- Professional Life, Careers

Post her master’s degree, Winblad joined the Federal Reserve and there she worked for 13 months. She along with her three co-workers left the Federal Reserve and formed Open System Inc. However, she sold the accounting software company for over $15 million six years before.

Similarly, she became a tech consultant from IBM and Microsoft. Ann also became an investor in Microsoft. Likewise, Ann and John Hummer togetherly founded the venture capital firm Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in the year 1989. Winblad met past NBA player Hummer in 1987.

Their organization almost took two years and after they raised enough funds to launch it, along with IBM and The St. Paul Companies as primary investors. The company supported and launched more than sixteen startups in its starting years.

The great businesswoman has become the director for many software companies such as Central Point Software(1990-93), Oracle Hyperion (1991-96), Net Perceptions (1996-2001), Intrinsa(1999-2003), Liquid Audio(}1996-2003), Xo Group (1999-2003), Krillion (2006-11), Star Analytics(2007-2013), Karmasphere Inc. (2010-14), Voltage Security Inc.(2002-15), MuleSoft (2006-18), Sonatype (2010-19), and OptiMine Software, Inc. (2014- Present).

Ann Winblad- Net worth, Salary

Well-renowned businesswoman, Ann has earned a massive amount of money from her business. She has been the director of a much-renowned company.

Ann Winblad owned an accounting software company, Open System Inc. that she sold for $15 million in the year 2014.

It is reported that Ann Winblad has an estimated net worth of $23 million. Currently, she is the co-founder as well as the partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

However, the business personality has not disclosed her exact salary, earnings, and assets details till now.

Is Ann Winblad involved in any rumors and controversies?

Ann has been part of the controversial matter before. Before the marriage of Bill Gates with Melinda Gates, he asked for approval from Ann and she approved it on an agreement that they would be together. He also made a contract with Melinda that she would allow him to meet Winblad at least once a year.

Recently, Ann has been into the highlight again after the divorce of Bill and Melinda.

Body features- Height, Weight

70 years famous personality, Ann Winblad has decent looks as well as an admirable personality. She stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches. Also, she has a balanced bodyweight of 55 kg.

Furthermore, Winblad has blue eyes whereas her hair is blonde. Her body measurement is 34-28-40 inches (chest-waist-hip) respectively.

Winblad wears a bra size of 34C. Her shoe size is 6.5 (US)

Social Media

Regarding her social media presence, Ann Winblad is not an active personality on social media. Ann has a private Facebook account that has nearly 2.5k friends.

Nevertheless, the businesswoman has no official Instagram and Twitter account till the moment. Ann can be seen physically present in different activities rather than on social media.


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