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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
  • 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

Affirm

Financial Services

2013

Alpine Oral Tech, Inc.

Health

2017

Blue River Technology

Agriculture/Food

2012

Boku

Financial Services

2009

Boosted Boards 

Transportation

2014





Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

GitLab is a web-based open source Git repository manager and collaboration platform with wiki and issue tracking features and built-in CI/CD.

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

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.

A biotechnology company making specialty ingredients and consumer products out of plant sugars.

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

StratiFi is a San Francisco-based company offering a risk analysis platform for investment advisors looking for help identifying risk associated with investment portfolios and business.

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

Zocdoc is a company an online medical care appointment booking service.

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.

Indiegogo is a web-based crowdfunding platform founded by Danae Ringelmann, Salva Rubin, Eric Schell in 2008, that is headquartered San Francisco, California.

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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



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News

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Author
Date
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Description
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
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