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

Blue River Technology

Agriculture/Food

2012

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Funded Companies

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Description
Website
Industry
Location

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 technology 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.

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Associated investment funds

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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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