Partner event with Ann Winblad Sept. 1st: REGISTER
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Fireside Chat with Ann Windblad, VC

Thursday, September 1st , 6:30pm
JCC Palo Alto (4th floor, above the auditorium). 

SiliconFrench is happy to extend invitation of a partner's event from RWIT (Russian Speaking Women in Tech Silicon Valley) for a rare opportunity to meet one of Silicon Valley veteran VCs, Ann Winblad. The event will be moderated by Lilia Shirman. Wine and cheese will be served.

Directions: Arrive to JCC underground parking, aisle E (the last one) - pull towards the end, find the auditorium building, find the elevator and go to the 4th floor.


6:30pm - Registration and Buffet

7:15pm - Fireside Chat

8pm - Q&A and Dessert networking


Ann Winblad is the co-founder and a managing director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners ( She is a leading venture capital firm focused exclusively on software investing and manages over $1 billion in cumulative capital. Since Hummer Winblad Venture Partners’ inception in 1989, the firm has launched over 100 new enterprise software companies and received multiple awards:

  • Upside Magazine 100 most influential people in the digital age
  • Vanity Fair top 50 leaders of the New Establishment
  • Business Week top 25 power brokers in Silicon Valley
  • SVForum Visionary Award

Lilia Shirman is a tech industry executive, author, advisor, and angel investor.  She is a Managing Director at Golden Seeds, a nation-wide network of over 300 investors that focuses on women entrepreneurs.
Lilia is CEO of The Shirman Group, a strategy consulting firm which helps B2B technology companies grow revenue by increasing their relevance to customers. Ms Shirman is  the author of the book "42 Rules for Growing Enterprise Revenue", mentor at Stanford University’s Global Entrepreneurial Marketing Program, and teaches entrepreneurs at Chalmers University’s Center for Business Innovation. 


This event is organized by Russian Speaking Women in Tech Silicon Valley

Supported by SiliconFrench


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