VC Firm in Hot Seat
- INVESTMENT BANKING DATABASE: Private Equity. Burns, Mairin // Investment Dealers' Digest;4/28/2003, Vol. 69 Issue 17, p22
This article presents information about developments in the investment banking sector of the U.S. as of April 28, 2003. Two of five five major record labels â€” Universal Music Group and EMI Recorded Music â€” are filing a lawsuit against San Francisco, California-based venture capital...
- Last Tune For Napster. Fugazy, Danielle // Investment Dealers' Digest;5/20/2002, Vol. 68 Issue 20, p9
Focuses on the investment of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in the online music site, Napster Inc. Decision of Napster's top executives to resign; Description of Napster's litigation background; Reaction on the agreement rejection by a German media company, Bertelsmann AG.
- Napster's Backers: Was There A Real Plan? Spangler, Todd // Inter@ctive Week;08/07/2000, Vol. 7 Issue 31, p16
Cites the investment made by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners to Napster company. Hypothesis developed from the investment move of company; Reason cited for the move of the Recording Industry Association of America in suing Napster. INSET: Exit strategy?.
- Record companies slap suit on Napster backers. Oppelaar, Justin // Daily Variety;4/23/2003, Vol. 279 Issue 12, p6
Reports on the lawsuit filed by EMI Group and Universal Music Group against Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in California. Control of Hummer on Napster Inc.; Issue on piracy faced by the record companies; Allegations that the involvement of EMI and Universal constitutes contributory infringement.
- Napster gets $15 mil in funding; Barry CEO. Waller, Don // Daily Variety;05/23/2000, Vol. 267 Issue 57, p6
Reports the venture capital funding received by Napster Inc. from Hummer Winblad Venture Partners (HWVP) in Los Angeles, California. Additional financial input provided by Angel Investors for the company; Appointment of HWVP partners Hank Barry and John Hummer as board of directors of Napster;...
- The techie. Serwer, Andrew; Kirwan, Roberta // Money;Oct98, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p119
Highlights Ann Winblad, co-founder of venture-capital firm Hummer Winblad, as one of the world's greatest investors, according to `Money' magazine. Comments from Winblad; Her relationship with Bill Gates; Her role as a key cultivator of software start-ups; Her suggestion that the demand for...
- Ann Winblad: Smitten By An ASP. Cone, Edward // Inter@ctive Week;04/24/2000, Vol. 7 Issue 16, p20
Interviews venture capitalist Ann Winblad, co-founder of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Views of Winblad on the application service provider (ASP) business model; Vulnerability of established application software vendors to ASP.
- My biggest mistake. Hofman, Mike // Inc.;Dec99, Vol. 21 Issue 18, p155
Relates the mistake of the San Francisco, California-based Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in investing on a company that develops a software for pen-based computing, called Slate, in 1990. Timing of the investment; Market readiness for the product; Additional investment for Slate in 1993; Sale...
- VC Meetings An Eye-Opener For Firm's Partner. Graves, Brad // San Diego Business Journal;04/24/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 17, p44
Recounts the experiences of Riccardo Cannaviello, a partner with Dianne O. Cosmetics, as an observer of how San Francisco, California-based Hummer Winblad Venture Partners handles requests for venture capital. Ins and outs of sorting through funding requests and processing applications; Plans...