We Are Your Team


Our team’s focus and experience gives you an unfair advantage.

Founded in 1989 by John Hummer and Ann Winblad, HWVP pioneered the idea of a venture capital firm investing exclusively in enterprise software companies. From our earliest funds focused on the disruptive shift away from mainframes to client/server computing, through the commodity-driven cloud data centers of today, we have remained true to our software-only roots. Through our deep understanding of the technology landscape, we have helped drive companies to success by supporting those at the forefront of disruptive advances in the software industry.

Entrepreneurs ourselves, our team has deep technology roots and a passion for building successful companies. Having started our careers as engineers and programmers, we understand the challenges inherent in creating a scalable and economically viable company. From the complexities of product launches, building sales teams, making payroll, and raising capital, to running public companies - we have been where you are and taken companies where you want to go.

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03 Team Talking
05 Team Smiling