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Vinod Khosla Speaker Profile

Vinod Khosla was born January 28, 1955 and is an Indian-born American businessman and venture capitalist. Khosla was one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems, where he served as its first CEO and Chairman in the early 1980s. In 1986, he became a general partner of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he remained through the early 2000s. In 2004 Khosla formed his own firm, Khosla Ventures, which focused on venture investments in various technology sectors, most notably clean technology.

He is a strong supporter of clean technology and said If it doesnt scale, it doesnt matter. Most of what we talk about todayhybrid, biodiesel, ethanol, solar photovoltaics, geothermalI believe are irrelevant to the scale of the problem.

After graduating from Stanford University in 1980, Khosla worked for electronic design automation company Daisy Systems. Then in 1982, Khosla co-founded Sun Microsystems (SUN is the acronym for the Stanford University Network), along with his Stanford classmates Scott McNealy, Andy Bechtolsheim, and UC Berkeley computer science graduate student Bill Joy. Khosla served as the first Chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems from 1982 to 1984, when he left the company to become a venture capitalist.

In 1986, Khosla joined the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a general partner. At Kleiner, Khosla became a recognized venture capitalist, with several successful early stage investments. Khosla also played a key role with several of the tech industrys most spectacular failures, including Asera, Dynabook, BroadBand Office, [email protected], and many others.

He also invested in an Indian Microfinance Company, SKS Microfinance, which lends small loans to poor women in rural India. Khosla is also one of the founders of TiE, The Indus Entrepreneurs, and has guest-edited a special issue of The Economic Times (ET), a leading business newspaper in India.

Khosla was featured on Dateline NBC in May 2006 where he discussed the practicality of ethanol as a gasoline substitute. He is known to have invested heavily in ethanol companies, in hopes of widespread adoption. He cites Brazil as an example of a country that has ended its dependence on foreign oil.

Khosla was a major proponent of the Yes on 87 campaign to pass Californias Proposition 87, The Clean Energy Initiative, which failed to pass in November, 2006. In 2006, Khoslas wife Neeru co-founded the CK-12 Foundation that aims to develop open source textbooks and lower the cost of education in America and the rest of the world. Khosla and his wife are also donors to the Wikimedia Foundation, in the amount of $500,000.


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Posted on 24 February 2015 | 11:36 pm

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Posted on 24 February 2015 | 11:28 pm

Elon Musk AgentThe CEO and Lead Designer for the company SpaceX has been announced to be the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference at the Boston Marriott Copley Square from July 7-9. Elon Musk is expected to deliver a great speech with lots of insight given that he works in the aerospace field. The South African born Canadian-American business...[Read More]

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Posted on 23 February 2015 | 4:30 pm

Carla Hall AgentAmerican celebrity chef and TV personality Carla Hall delivered a keynote speech about how to cook using smart choices for food to an audience over 350 people at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somersets annual heart health event at the Bridgewater Manor. The Top Chef star was a finalist on the show in seasons five and eight, and she is currently a co-host on ABCs food show...[Read More]

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