Drivers for Software Innovation
by Stanford / Ann Winblad
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Date Added: March 7, 2010

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Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad Ventures argues that there has been a steady dealflow in venture capital from 2002-2004. The software sector is still the big leader, though biotech is catching up. Though she doesn't discuss outsourcing, Winblad emphasizes that a company must consider where they can get the best intellectual capital. Today, company strategy starts globally. She also discusses trends in the software market, including open source material, Moore's Law (storage is free) and Metcalf's Law, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Course Description

Ann Winblad from Hummer Winblad Ventures lectures on Entrepreneurship for Stanford University students, February 25, 2004. Ann Winblad is the co-founding Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. She is a well-known and respected software industry entrepreneur and technology leader. Her background and experience have been chronicled in many national business and trade publications. In this Stanford lecture, she talks about outsourcing software development to Asia, the threat of Linus to Microsoft and VC words of wisdom for entrepreneurs.

Course Details:

- Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Speaker Series
- Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner (ecorner)

Original Course Name: Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Speaker Series

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