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.
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
The following companies have received venture capital from Khosla Ventures:
Alpine Oral Tech, Inc.
Apton Biosystems Inc.
Bay Labs, Inc.
Blue River Technology
Zenefits is a human resources company. It provides a digital HR platform for small and medium businesses.
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 genetic medicine company that build data platforms using synthetic biology, artificial intelligence and genetic medicine creating medical therapies.
Just, Inc. (formerly known as Hampton Creek) is a food technology company developing and selling plant based food products around the world.
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.
Commonwealth Fusion Systems is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based research and development company developing fusion power systems based on ARC tokamak reactors.
DoorDash is a food delivery company. It participated in the S13 cohort of Y Combinator.
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.
Instacart is an internet-based grocery delivery service company.
Big Switch Networks is a Santa Clara, California-based company founded in 2010.
Notable Labs is a company providing personalized drug combination testing service for cancer patients.
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.
An industrial biotechnology company using a bioprocessing platform to produce chemical products.
Affirm is a financial technology services company offering installment loans to consumers at the point of sale.
Atomwise is a company that develops AI solutions for drug discovery.
A technology company building products for enabling the autonomous operation of self-driving vehicles.
QuantumScape is a renewable energy company that is making battery technology for electric vehicles.
A New Zealand industrial biotechnology company developing a gas fermentation platform for converting concentrated industrial emissions into valuable chemicals.
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