Khosla Ventures

Khosla Ventures

Khosla Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in companies operating in a diverse range of technology sectors such as energy, transportation, space, financial, software, hardware, big data, agriculture, food, education, and materials. Khosla Ventures is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, and was founded by Vinod Khosla in 2004.

Khosla Ventures is a venture capital firm founded in 2004 by Vinod Khosla, and headquartered out of Menlo Park, California. Khosla Ventures invests in technology companies that are in both early and late stages. Technology companies receiving capital from Khosla Ventures are usually operating within the following sectors: environmental, agriculture, food, software, hardware, big data, robotics, materials, chemical, marketing, advertising, financial services, energy, space, education, consumer, enterprise, and health.

Investment Partners

The following people are part of Khosla Ventures investment team:

  • Alex Morgan
  • Ben Ling
  • David Weiden
  • Delian Aparouhv
  • Evan Moore
  • Kanu Gulati
  • Keith Rabois
  • Kristina Simmons
  • Maryanna Saenko
  • Samir Kaul
  • Sven Strohband
  • Tim Westergren
Investment Portfolio

The following companies have received venture capital from Khosla Ventures:

Company name
Category
Year Invested
LInk

60db

Consumer

N/A

Academia.edu

Education

2013

Blue River Technology

Agriculture/Food

2012

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Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Zenefits

Zenefits is a human resources company. It provides a digital HR platform for small and medium businesses.

A genetic medicine company that build data platforms using synthetic biology, artificial intelligence and genetic medicine creating medical therapies.

Impossible Foods is a plant-based meat company making meat and dairy products that are made to look and feel like animal products by manufacturing heme, the oxygen binding molecule found in blood, using engineered yeast grown in bioreactors.

A technology company that has developed solutions for making and receiving payments. It was founded in 2009 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Just, Inc. (formerly known as Hampton Creek) is a food technology company developing and selling plant based food products around the world.

Commonwealth Fusion Systems is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based research and development company developing fusion power systems based on ARC tokamak reactors.

OpenDoor is a San Francisco-based real estate technology company offering virtual and streamlined real estate buying and selling founded in 2014 by Keith Rabois, Eric Wu, JD Ross and Ian Wong.

Guardant Health is a Redwood City, California-based biotechnology company developing precision oncology treatments.

LightSail Energy was a Berkeley, California based company developing above-ground compressed air energy storage (CAES) systems

An insurance technology company utilizing technology, design and data to humanize health care. and offer health insurance.

Big Switch Networks is a Santa Clara, California-based company founded in 2010.

A healthcare company helping patients management their health and their involvement in the healthcare system.

Hermeus is an Atlanta-based aerospace company focused on developing a hypersonic aircraft founded by AJ Piplica, Skyler Shuford, Michael Smayda and Glenn Case.

Instacart is an internet-based grocery delivery service company.

A technology company building products for enabling the autonomous operation of self-driving vehicles.

An industrial biotechnology company using a bioprocessing platform to produce chemical products.

A renewable energy company making battery technology for electric vehicles.

WaveOne is Mountain View, California-based context-adaptive compression of digital media company using artificial intelligence for their video compression.

A New Zealand industrial biotechnology company developing a gas fermentation platform for converting concentrated industrial emissions into valuable chemicals.

DoorDash is a food delivery company. It participated in the S13 cohort of Y Combinator.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Khosla Ventures IV, L.P.
1,050,000,000
May 18, 2011
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aadik Shekar

Employee

Ardy Daie

Employee

Benjamin Ling

Employee

Catherine Casuga

Employee

David Weiden

Employee

Elizabeth Karnes

Employee

Irene Au

Employee

Isy Goldwasser

Employee

John Demeter

Employee

Kanu Gulati

Employee

Keith Rabois

Investor

Maha Achour

Investor

Maria D'Avolio

Employee

Paolo Messina, PhD, MBA

Employee

Samir Kaul

Employee

Sandhya Hegde

Employee

thomas lueke

Employee

Vijit Sabnis

Employee

Vinod Khosla

Founder

Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Berber Jin
January 21, 2021
Business Insider
Ben Ling says new fund managers should secure the small checks first and be strategic about their institutional LPs for their first funds.
Candy Cheng
January 7, 2021
Business Insider
As Trump-supporters stormed the US Capitol, VC Twitter buzzed with investors calling on each other to stop doing deals with Jared Kushner.
AlleyWatch
December 20, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Benji Jones
December 14, 2020
Business Insider
Top climate-tech firms, from Khosla Ventures to Kleiner Perkins spinout fund G2VP, share which startups are set to soar in the year ahead.
Benji Jones
December 13, 2020
Business Insider
From batteries to sustainable jet fuel, here are the types of tech Khosla is betting will slow climate change and yield hefty returns.
Melia Russell
December 9, 2020
Business Insider
Khosla Ventures partner Evan Moore helped create DoorDash in a Stanford business school class and was one of its original delivery workers.
Berber Jin
November 19, 2020
Business Insider
Ben Ling was an exec at Google when legendary investor Vinod Khosla called him out of the blue. He described what top VC firms look for when hiring.
AlleyWatch
August 15, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Jonathan Shieber
August 11, 2020
TechCrunch
Sonny Vu, the former founder and chief executive of the wearable technology company, Misfit, has had a busy summer since he was named the new chief executive of 3D printing technology company, Arevo. Vu's new startup brought on a new executive management team, launched a crowdfunding campaign for its 3D printed Superstrata bicycle and is [...]
AlleyWatch
July 18, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Ingrid Lunden
February 4, 2020
TechCrunch
Factories and warehouses have been two of the biggest markets for robots in the last several years, with machines taking on mundane, if limited, processes to speed up work and free up humans to do other, more complex tasks. Now, a startup out of Poland that is widening the scope of what those robots can [...]
Josh Constine
May 23, 2019
TechCrunch
The only way to beat laziness is with guilt, so that's what Future sells. It assigns you an actual human trainer who builds personalized workout plans and messages you throughout the day to make sure you're doing them. It even gives you an Apple Watch to track your activity and ensure you're not lying. Future [...]

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