Juliet Eilperin drops this vial of nitroglycerin into her latest Washington Post piece: … according to several people familiar with his private remarks at the home of clean-tech entrepreneur Vinod Khosla, Obama expressed concerns about the political pain involved, saying that “dial testing” of his State of the Union speech showed that the favorability ratings [...]
Last week, I did an onstage Q&A with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey at the annual investors summit hosted by Vinod Khosla. Jack also solicited questions from the Twitterverse. Here are my thoughts on a few of the questions from his followers.
A tough environment for clean-tech startups hasn’t deterred Vinod Khosla from investing in next-gen clean energy and sustainability technologies. Today’s Wall Street Journal spotlights the man who takes money out of his own pocket to keep promising, clean-tech companies in business. Show More Summary
Vinod Khosla is not a fan of Hadoop, the software framework du jour used in large scale computing like those needed to crunch Big Data. (He doesn’t much care for journalists either, but that's a different story.) What he does like is...Show More Summary
Sponsored Post Vinod Khosla grew up dreaming of being an entrepreneur, despite growing up in an Indian Army household with no business or technology connections. After moving to the Silicon Valley, Khosla started the standards-based Sun Microsystems in 1982 to build workstations for software developers.
We wanted to highlight a bit of Twitter drama that unfolded a few minutes ago. It all started when investor Vinod Khosla Tweeted this: Now in case you didn’t know, Khosla Ventures is an investor in Storify. Whether or not this constitutes a breach of ethics, or at least a breach of good taste, is up for debate. I...
Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures at Demo Mobile on Wednesday (Photo by JD Lasica). Startups show disruptive potential of mobile tech As regular readers know, I straddle the social media marketing and tech startup worlds, and increasingly I’ve been drawn to events focused on the disruptive changes wrought by the mobile revolution. Show More Summary
Former Square COO and prolific angel investor Keith Rabois is joining Khosla Ventures, one of Silicon Valley's top-tier venture-capital firms. Khosla, a firm founded by former Kleiner Perkins partner Vinod Khosla in 2004, was an early...Show More Summary
Editor’s note: Legendary investor Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures. Most VCs pitch their venture firms as value added to a company’s entrepreneurial founders. Personally, I think leading VC firms do a pretty good job of being supportive of their companies, and most entrepreneurs funded by good funds like their investors. Show More Summary
Laurence "Lo" Toney has switched gambling for education by joining the Vinod Khosla-backed LearnStreet as CEO, the startup has just announced. Palo Alto-based LearnStreet launched in November with $1 million in backing from Khosla and aims to help teach people coding from square one throughout their careers as developers. Show More Summary
A startup called Seeo, backed by Vinod Khosla and Google Ventures, has created a safer lithium ion battery that's being trialled with a solar panel system developed by SunEdison. Batteries can provide much needed energy storage systems for solar.
Top Democratic donor and green energy government loan recipient Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures has hired former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s consulting firm, RiceHadleyGates, to help its startup companies navigate political and regulatory hurdles. In October 2012, Mr. Show More Summary
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Khosla Ventures, the venture firm founded by Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla, said it had retained former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her consulting firm as strategic advisers. The move points to the growing importance venture firms attach to helping their portfolio companies with policy and regulations. Show More Summary
After taking a hit on investments in biofuel companies, Vinod Khosla seems unwavering in his commitment to the clean energy industry, pouring more money into start-ups.
Vinod Khosla has been round the block more times than most anyone in the venture capital industry, first at Kleiner Perkins and more recently at his own firm Khosla Ventures and on Saturday he drew on that experience to pen a very thoughtful post: If, when, and how to avoid hiring a CEO. This [...]
Editor's note: This is Part II of a two-part guest post written by legendary Silicon Valley investor Vinod Khosla, the founder of Khosla Ventures. In Part I, he offered suggestions for founders on if, when, and how to avoid hiring aShow More Summary
Editor's note: This is Part I of a two-part guest post written by legendary Silicon Valley investor Vinod Khosla, the founder of Khosla Ventures. In Part II, he will examine the signs it might be time to hire a CEO. Though debated among some venture investors, in my view, it is always better for a founder to grow into being a CEO. Show More Summary
The latest online computer programming school, LearnStreet, officially launches today. Versus other options like Codecademy, LearnStreet says it's more practical and focused on "what it takes to code in the real world." The company was incubated at Khosla Ventures, and Vinod Khosla has joined its board along with leading a $1 million round of funding.
For more than a few years now, engineering talent has been in high demand but it also seems that, of late, coding has become cool. Okay, maybe not cool, but thanks to a fleet of startups and companies like Codecademy, Treehouse, Code...Show More Summary
A recent report studied six top universities and their graduates' track records of getting venture capital. Here's the school that landed on top. Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982. Over...Show More Summary