Vinod Khosla

Co-Founder at Ck-12 Foundation

Vinod Khosla

Vinod Khosla

Co-Founder at Ck-12 Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

Caitin, Inc.
Khosla Ventures LLC
Ck-12 Foundation

RelSci Relationships

4916

Number of Boards

59

Birthday

1955 - New Delhi, India

Age

66

Number of Awards

22

Estimated Net Worth

$1.6B

Relationships
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Founding General Partner at Khosla Ventures LLC

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Co-Founder & Executive Director at Ck-12 Foundation

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General Partner at Khosla Ventures LLC

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Partner at Khosla Ventures LLC

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Chief Technology Officer at Khosla Ventures LLC

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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Khosla Labs Pvt. Ltd.

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Chief Financial Officer at Khosla Ventures LLC

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Investment Partner at Khosla Ventures LLC

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Operating Partner at Khosla Ventures LLC

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Venture Partner at Khosla Ventures LLC

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Child
Member, Business Advisory Council at ProPublica, Inc.

ProPublica, Inc. operates as an independent and non-profit online news organization that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. It offers news applications, graphics, databases, and tools covering various areas, such as floods, body scanners, buying votes, dialysis, dragnets, examining Medicare, bailout, stimulus, fracking, guns, injection wells, insult to injury, internships, nursing homes, overdose, patient safety, policing patient privacy, post mortem, redistricting, restraints, segregation, tainted drywall, temp land, drone claims, prescribers, and tobacco debt. The company was founded by Paul E. Steiger in October 2007 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Child
Founder & Designer at Teethie

Teethie is a startup, currently in stealth mode, focused on building a next-generation platform for online communities. Teethie hopes to foster the growth of online communities deeply passionate about their common interests, fueled by critical discussion and conversations.

Spouse
Co-Founder & Executive Director at Ck-12 Foundation

CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to high quality education materials for K-12 students and teachers all over the world. As a leading member of the Open Education Resource (OER) community, CK-12 is using the FlexBook©, an integrated set of tools for learning, to pioneer the generation and distribution of high equality educational STEM content. CK-12 also offers multi-modality learning (read text, interactive learning objects, videos, exercises, lectures, etc.) at the concept-level designed for comprehensive student learning. This means teachers that teachers are given a flexible platform that in turn allows them to design and distribute relevant learning material.

Education
MBA
Class of 1980

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering

Vision: To contribute to India and the World through excellence in scientific and technical education and research; to serve as a valuable resource for industry and society; and remain a source of pride for all Indians. Mission: To generate new knowledge by engaging in cutting-edge research and to promote academic growth by offering state-of-the-art undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. To identify, based on an informed perception of Indian, regional and global needs, areas of specialization upon which the institute can concentrate. To undertake collaborative projects which offer opportunities for long-term interaction with academia and industry. To develop human potential to its fullest extent so that intellectually capable and imaginatively gifted leaders can emerge in a range of professions. Values: Academic integrity and accountability. Respect and tolerance for the views of every individual. Attention to issues of national relevance as well as of global concern. Breadth of understanding, including knowledge of the human sciences. Appreciation of intellectual excellence and creativity. An unfettered spirit of exploration, rationality and enterprise.

Master's in Biomedical Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course.With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, they create it.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Indus Entrepreneurs is a non-profit organization. It provides mentoring, networking, education and funding to entrepreneurs. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Member
Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Career History
Founder
2004 - Current

Khosla Ventures seeks opportunities to help build companies at all stages of development with a significant technology or business model innovation. Sectors of particular interest include mobile, alternative energy and bio refineries, as well as new markets or contrarian approaches to existing markets. Investments range from $100,000 to over $20 million.

Partner Emeritus
1987 - Current

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) focuses on investments in the life sciences, biodefense, green technology, information technology and companies with new technologies related to the iPhone and iPod touchpad platform.The firm's information technology investments focus on the consumer, enterprise, semiconductors, security and communications industries. They invest primarily in seed-stage, early-stage and Later-stage ventures that are incubating new companies with proven entrepreneurs and good ideas.KPCB's life sciences investments include medical devices, drugs, vaccines, personalized medicine, diagnostics and healthcare information technology and services. Their pandemic and biodefense investment initiative focuses on investments in companies with innovations in disease surveillance, rapid diagnostics, new vaccine technology, portable and less expensive manufacturing of vaccines and new antiviral drugs.The firm's iFund invests in market-changing ideas and products that extend the iPhone and iPod touch platform. The Fund invests across all sizes and stages. KPCB targets investments in companies that are developing applications, services and components. Their specific areas of interest include: location-based services, social networking, eCommerce (including advertising and payments), communication and entertainment.

Co-Founder
Current

CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to high quality education materials for K-12 students and teachers all over the world. As a leading member of the Open Education Resource (OER) community, CK-12 is using the FlexBook©, an integrated set of tools for learning, to pioneer the generation and distribution of high equality educational STEM content. CK-12 also offers multi-modality learning (read text, interactive learning objects, videos, exercises, lectures, etc.) at the concept-level designed for comprehensive student learning. This means teachers that teachers are given a flexible platform that in turn allows them to design and distribute relevant learning material.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior - 2011

PAX Streamline is part of the PAX family of companies; each dedicated to developing energy efficient, sustainable solutions for its target market. PAX develops, licenses, and manufactures its technology to a variety of markets.PAX Streamline focuses on HVAC and refrigeration, and power generation. Founding company PAX Scientific focuses on air-handling technologies (fans and blowers) and marine hull design. The company also operates master licensee PaxFan. PAX Water Technologies, a subsidiary of PAX Scientific, markets technologies for water and wastewater management. Subsidiary PAX Mixer develops industrial mixing technologies (other than water or wastewater mixers).Launched in 2007, Streamline was spun off from PAX Scientific early in 2008 with lead funding from Khosla Ventures. Founded by influential venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures' resources come entirely from its own partners, with 100% of profits donated to charitable causes. Khosla Ventures' portfolio of renewable cleantech companies includes firms pursuing energy efficiency improvements as well as those dealing with alternative fuels.The overarching mission of the PAX family of companies, 'to apply nature's core design principles to engineer energy efficient products that enhance and sustain life on Earth,' dovetails with Khosla Ventures' focus on ending U.S. dependence on fossil fuels.

Chairman
Prior - 2009

Centrata, Inc. provides information technology services. It offers IT service catalogs and service delivery management solutions. The company's solution is built around an actionable IT service catalog that helps IT transform into a service-oriented organization and maximize the value it delivers to the business. Centrata was founded in 2001 by Boris Pevzner and David Ratajczak and is located in Redwood City, CA.

Director
Prior - 2009

Zaplet, Inc. develops business management and email software. It is a communications platform that offers the ability to share information. Zaplet transforms an inbox into a live, shared place, where users can communicate, collaborate, and conduct transactions. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Redwood Shores, CA.

Director
Prior

agami Systems, Inc. provides enterprise network storage systems with integrated live file system replication. Its network storage systems integrate enterprise level functions in software. It provides built-in disaster recovery and failover solutions through its FSR, as well as parallel RAID recovery capability through its RAID-5/ES. agami Systems was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2019

The Tech Interactive is a nonprofit company headquartered in San Jose, CA. The firm operates as an interactive science and technology centre. It was founded by David S. Lee and Edwin V. Zschau.The company says this about itself: The Tech Interactive is a family-friendly science and technology center in the heart of downtown San Jose, CA. Our hands-on activities, experimental labs and design challenge experiences empower people to innovate with creativity, curiosity and compassion. The Tech is a world leader in the creation of immersive STEAM education resources to develop the next generation of problem-solvers locally, nationally and globally. We believe that everyone is born an innovator who can change the world for the better.

$10K - $25K
2018

The Tech Interactive is a nonprofit company headquartered in San Jose, CA. The firm operates as an interactive science and technology centre. It was founded by David S. Lee and Edwin V. Zschau.The company says this about itself: The Tech Interactive is a family-friendly science and technology center in the heart of downtown San Jose, CA. Our hands-on activities, experimental labs and design challenge experiences empower people to innovate with creativity, curiosity and compassion. The Tech is a world leader in the creation of immersive STEAM education resources to develop the next generation of problem-solvers locally, nationally and globally. We believe that everyone is born an innovator who can change the world for the better.

$100K - $500K
2018

One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the tools and financing they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. Instead of giving handouts, they invest in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. They provide a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing, training, and market facilitation—and they deliver these services within walking distance of the 180,000 rural farmers they serve.

Political Donations
$25K
2018

House Majority PAC combines innovative new approaches with time-tested strategies to do battle with Republican outside groups and make a difference. Formed in April 2011, House Majority PAC’s goal was to answer the barrage of GOP outside spending and ensure that never again would groups funded by Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson and the like be able to drown out Democratic candidates.Shortly after its formation, House Majority PAC helped make support for the Ryan budget a central issue in a special election in a Republican district in upstate New York, ensuring a Democratic upset. Then House Majority PAC swung into action in southern Arizona, helping keep Gabby Giffords’ former Congressional district in Democratic hands. House Majority PAC is committed to building a long-term organization that will continue to take on Republican outside groups in the fight for the House majority.

$1,000
2017

Senator from Montana

$33K
2016

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way.

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KHOSLA VENTURES SEED, L.P. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Khosla Ventures III LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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KHOSLA VENTURES SEED B, L.P. raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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SHARE Microfin Ltd. provides financial and support services. The firm’s products include general, micro enterprise and personal loans. The company was founded by Udaia Kumar Musuku in 1989 and is headquartered in Hyderabad, India.

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I Merit, Inc. engages in the provision of data labeling and annotation for purposes of training models for machine learning and artificial intelligence. It offers computer vision, natural language processing, content, and customer services. The company was founded by Radha Ramaswami Basu in 2012 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

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Vicarious FPC, Inc. builds a unified algorithmic architecture to achieve human-level intelligence in vision, language and motor control. Its technology automates pattern recognition and reconstruction problems in image and video search, surveillance, gaming, medical image analysis, robotics, navigation and geo-spatial image analysis. The company was founded by Dileep George and David Scott Phoenix in 2010 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #1290
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #1198
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #67
2016
Hurun – The Richest People in India
Events
Speaker
Santa Clara, CA, United States
2012 TieCon

Connect - Innovate - Prosper

Speaker
Santa Clara Convention Center-Santa Clara, CA
2012 TieCon

Connect - Innovate - Prosper

Speaker
San Francisco, CA, United States
2012 TechCrunch Disrupt (San Francisco)

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