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
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3D printed building company funded by Y Combinator.
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