Hummer Winblad Venture Partners was founded in 1989 as the first venture capital fund to invest exclusively in software companies. Through our history, we’ve had the opportunity to invest in the pioneers and leaders of several generations of software applications, architectures, delivery methods and business models.
Hummer Winblad has helped entrepreneurs build companies in desktop software, embedded systems, client-server, distributed network computing, internet, software as a service and cloud computing.
About Mark Gorenberg – Board Member of 6connect
Mark Gorenberg is a Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Mark joined co-founders Ann Winblad and John Hummer as Hummer Winblad Venture Partners began investing our first fund in 1990. Prior to Hummer Winblad Venture Partners Mark was at Sun Microsystems where he managed emerging new media areas and was a member of the original SparcStation team.
Over the last 20 years Mark has served as a board member for numerous successful Hummer Winblad start-ups, including Omniture (IPO and acquired by Adobe), AdForce (IPO and acquired by CMGI), NetDynamics (acquired by Sun Microsystems) and Scopus Technologies (IPO and acquired by Siebel). Currently, he serves as a Director of 6connect,Aria Systems, Cenzic, Crowd Factory, Domo, ontheFRONTIER, Replay Solutions, and Signal Demand.
In 2011, Mark was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), a 21-person advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers (www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast). Mark is a member of the Steering Committee of Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT, the Leadership Board of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation from 2001 to 2011. He is also the current chair of the Board of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment.
Mark received a B.S.E.E. from MIT, an M.S.E.E. from the University of Minnesota, and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Stanford University.