Vinod grew up dreaming of being an entrepreneur. He was raised in an Indian Army household with no business or technology connections. When, at age 16, he first heard about Intel, he dreamt of starting his own technology company.
Upon graduating with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, he tried to start a soy milk company to service the many people in India who did not have refrigerators. He then came to the US and got his Masters in Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University. His startup dreams attracted him to Silicon Valley where he got an MBA at Stanford University in 1980.
In 1982, Khosla started Sun Microsystems to build workstations for software developers. At Sun he pioneered "open systems" and RISC processors. Sun was funded by long time friend and board member John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
In 1986 he switched sides and joined Kleiner Perkins where he was a general partner. There, he worked with Nexgen/AMD, Juniper, Excite, and many other ventures.
In 2004, Khosla formed Khosla Ventures. Khosla Ventures offers venture assistance, strategic advice and capital to entrepreneurs. The firm helps entrepreneurs extend the potential of their ideas in both traditional venture areas like the Internet, computing, mobile, and silicon technology arenas but also supports breakthrough scientific work in clean technology areas such as bio-refineries for energy and bioplastics, solar, battery and other environmentally friendly technologies.
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Last Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2008
|Podcast||The Black Swans of Energy Invention||Vinod Khosla||Khosla Ventures||58:13||10/2008|
|Video||Emerging Energy Solutions Must Compete on Price||Vinod Khosla||Khosla Ventures||01:40||10/2008|
|Video||Broad Environmental Solutions Require Brawny Change||Vinod Khosla||Khosla Ventures||02:43||10/2008|
|Video||Shaping the Future with Entrepreneurship||Vinod Khosla||Khosla Ventures||00:57||10/2008|
|Video||Problem-Solving Paradigm||Vinod Khosla||Khosla Ventures||01:30||10/2008|
|Video||Stock Prices Are Irrelevant||Vinod Khosla||Khosla Ventures||02:04||10/2008|
|Video||Book Recommendations for Entrepreneurs||Vinod Khosla||Khosla Ventures||02:10||10/2008|
|Video||Vinod Khosla: Bit by the Entrepreneurship Bug||Vinod Khosla||KPCB||00:51||04/2002|
|Video||Career: Learning from Failure Early On||Vinod Khosla||KPCB||03:41||04/2002|
|Video||Taking Risks||Vinod Khosla||KPCB||02:26||04/2002|
|Video||Build a Company to Change the World||Vinod Khosla||KPCB||02:22||04/2002|
|Video||Company Building to Change the World||Vinod Khosla||KPCB||01:33||04/2002|
|Video||Role of VC in Valuation||Vinod Khosla||KPCB||02:04||04/2002|
|Video||When You Don't Know What You Don't Know||Vinod Khosla||KPCB||00:15||04/2002|
|Video||Vinod Khosla: Envisioning the Future||Vinod Khosla||KPCB||03:34||04/2002|
|Video||Any Big Problem is a Big Opportunity||Vinod Khosla||KPCB||00:27||04/2002|
|Video||Think Big and Act Small||Vinod Khosla||KPCB||01:00||04/2002|
|Video||Technology as Driver of Change||Vinod Khosla||KPCB||02:01||04/2002|
|Video||Social Entrepreneurship||Vinod Khosla||KPCB||01:15||04/2002|
|Video||Strength of a Team||Vinod Khosla||KPCB||06:20||04/2002|