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

Affirm

Financial Services

2013

Aguamarina

Efficiency

2016

Akash Systems

Space

2018

AliveCor

Health

2012

Alpine Oral Tech, Inc.

Health

2017

AltaRock Energy

Power

2007

Amyris

Chemical/Fuels

2009

AppNexus

Advertising

2007

Apton Biosystems Inc.

Health

2015

Arevo

3D Printing

2016

Arista Networks

Enterprise

2012

Artrendex

Consumer

2018

At-Bay

Enterprise

2018

Ayasdi

Big Data

2012

Bay Labs, Inc.

Consumer

2015

Berkshire Grey

Robotics

2013

Bidgley

Efficiency

2011

BigSwitch

Enterprise

2011

BioConsortia

Agriculture/Food

2010

BlockStream

Financial Services

2014

Blue River Technology

Agriculture/Food

2012

Boku

Financial Services

2009

Boosted Boards

Transportation

2014

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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.

Insurance
San Francisco
Impossible Foods

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.

Biotechnology
Redwood City, California
Deep Genomics (company)

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

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Toronto
Square (company)

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

Software
San Francisco
Just, Inc.

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

Biotechnology
San Francisco
Mighty Buildings

3D printed building company funded by Y Combinator.

Computer-aided design
Redwood City, California
OpenDoor

OpenDoor is a real estate company based in the US.

Software
San Francisco
Vox Media

American internet media company

Sport
Washington, D.C.
Guardant Health

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

Biotechnology
Redwood City, California
LightSail Energy

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

Energy
Berkeley, California
Oscar Health

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

Software
New York
Iora Health

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

Boston
Notable Labs

Notable Labs is a company providing personalized drug combination testing service for cancer patients.

Brain
San Francisco
Voyage Auto

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

Machine learning
Palo Alto, California
Instacart

Instacart is an internet-based grocery delivery service company.

E-commerce
San Francisco
GreenLight Biosciences

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

Biotechnology
Medford, Massachusetts
WaveOne

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

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Mountain View, California
Affirm (company)

Affirm is a financial technology services company offering installment loans to consumers at the point of sale.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
San Francisco
Atomwise

Atomwise is a company that develops AI solutions for drug discovery.

Machine learning
San Francisco
Nebula Genomics

Nebula Genomics is a genetics company developing a platform for individuals to get their personal genome sequenced, and then enable them to store and control that information through cryptographic encryption on the blockchain.

Cryptocurrency
San Francisco
Eligo Bioscience

Biotherapeautics company founded in 2014 and based in Paris that uses proprietary methods in synthetic biology, protein and genome engineering to produce Eligobiotics, products which intervene with the microbiome as diagnostics, antimicrobials and modulators of host-microbiome interactions.

Biotechnology
Paris
LanzaTech

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

Carbon
India
Kernel

Kernel is a neuroscience and engineering company founded in 2016, based in Los Angeles. Kernel is developing neuroprosthetics that mimic or assist brain functions for patients with neurological and degenerative brain diseases. In the long term Kernel plans to develop less invasive brain implants that can augment human intelligence.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Los Angeles County, California
Commonwealth Fusion Systems

A technology company developing fusion power systems based on ARC tokamak reactors.

Fusion
Cambridge, Massachusetts
DoorDash

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

Food
San Francisco
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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
Menlo Park, California
May 18, 2011
KHOSLA VENTURES SEED B, L.P.
Menlo Park, California
June 4, 2012
Khosla Ventures VI, L.P.
1,000,000,000
Menlo Park, California
March 20, 2018
Khosla Ventures Seed C, L.P.
400,000,000
Menlo Park, California
December 17, 2014
Khosla Ventures Seed D, L.P.
400,000,000
Menlo Park, California
March 20, 2018
Khosla Ventures V, L.P.
1,000,000,000
Menlo Park, California
June 20, 2014
KHOSLA VENTURES SEED B (CF), L.P.
Menlo Park, California
June 4, 2012
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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
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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