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Indian Institute of Technology, BTECH
Electrical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University, MA
Biomedical Engineering
Stanford University, MBA

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Khosla Ventures

Vinod Khosla

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. Sun was funded by longtime friend and board member John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

In 1986 Vinod joined Kleiner Perkins, where he was and continues to be a general partner of KPCB funds through KP X. Through the years there, with other partners, he took on Intel’s monopoly with Nexgen/AMD (the only microprocessor to have significant success against Intel, sold to AMD for 28 percent of AMD), incubated the idea and business plan for Juniper to take on Cisco’s dominance of the router market, formulated the very early advertising-based search strategy for Excite, and transformed the moribund telecommunications business and its archaic SONET implementations with Cerent (sold to Cisco for $7.4B).

In 2004, Vinod ventured out to create his own venture firm, Khosla Ventures, which invests in a broad portfolio of cleantech, healthtech and infotech startups.

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

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Vicarious 3/2014Series B$40M17
Watsi 7/2013Seed$1.2M9
Quanttus 2013Seed$3M1
Vittana 2010Seed5
Ausra 9/2007Series A$43.3M4
Brenco 3/2007Private Equity$200M3
iLike 1/2006Series A$2.5M2
eASIC 10/2005Venture Round$17M4
eASIC 4/2005Series C$7.5M2
Deem 1/2004Venture Round$42M7



  1. Vicarious Grabs A Huge, New $40M Growth Round To Advance Artificial Intelligence ( [edit]
  2. Healthcare Crowdfunding Platform Watsi Grabs $1.2M From Tencent, Paul Graham, Vinod Khosla, Ron Conway And More ( [edit]
  3. Stealthy MIT wearable startup Quanttus gets $19M ( [edit]
  4. Non-profit Vittana lands CNET’s Wolaner as CEO ( [edit]
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