Vinod Khosla

Co-founder, Daisy Systems; Founding CEO, Sun Microsystems; Founder, Khosla Ventures

Vinod Khosla was a co-founder of Daisy Systems and founding chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems, where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors. Vinod serves on the boards of Ausra, eASIC, Spatial Photonics, and Xsigo.

Sun was funded by Kleiner Perkins, and in 1986 Vinod switched sides and joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). In 2004, driven by the need for flexibility and a desire to be more experimental, to fund sometimes imprudent "science experiments," and to take on both "for profit" and "for social impact" ventures, he formed Khosla Ventures. Khosla Ventures focuses on both traditional venture capital technology investments and clean technology ventures. Social ventures include affordable housing and microfinance, among others.

Vinod holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


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Speaker at FiRe 2008

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Khosla Ventures launches fourth blank-cheque firm, to raise $200 mn via US IPO
Posted on 23 Feb 2021 at 9:00pm

Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla’s fourth SPAC Khosla Ventures Acquisition IV ...
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Khosla Ventures launches fourth SPAC, to raise $200 mln via U.S. IPO
Posted on 23 Feb 2021 at 3:36am

Khosla Ventures plans to raise $200M in a fourth 'blank check' IPO
Posted on 23 Feb 2021 at 6:25am

Happy Birthday Vinod Khosla: The Indian Tech Mogul
Posted on 27 Jan 2021 at 9:03pm

Three Khosla Ventures-Backed SPACs Seek to Raise $1.2 Billion
Posted on 12 Feb 2021 at 4:45pm

Khosla Ventures gets into the SPAC boom with plans to raise $1.2B in 3 IPOs
Posted on 13 Feb 2021 at 1:46pm

VC's SPAC Khosla Ventures Acquisition IV files for a $200 million IPO, target...
Posted on 23 Feb 2021 at 6:50am

Khosla Ventures launches fourth SPAC, to raise $200 mln via U.S. IPO
Posted on 23 Feb 2021 at 4:49am



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