While Vinod Khosla fights a state Coastal Commission order to open the gates of Martins Beach, the billionaire owner has gained a victory on another legal front — a San Mateo County judge’s finding that there was no evidence the property’s previous owners, had granted a right of access to the public by displaying billboards and inviting visitors. Show More Summary
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that said billionaire Vinod Khosla must allow public access to Martins Beach in San Mateo County. That beach, a perennially popular destination for day-trippers who would pay to park there and enjoy the Pacific shoreline, was purchased by Khosla in 2008. Show More Summary
Nine years after he bought an 89-acre parcel near Martins Beach in San Mateo County, California, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla appears to have given up on his battle to block public access to the shore. Khosla was found...Show More Summary
The California Coastal Commission issued a violation notice to Vinod Khosla this week to address the locked gates and blockage of coastal access as an unpermitted violation of the public access provisions of the Coastal Act.
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A Silicon Valley billionaire has lost a legal battle over access to a California beach. A California appeals court ruled earlier this week that Vinod Khosla must open gates providing access to Martins Beach, which is an hour south of...Show More Summary
Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla must open access to a public beach that he'd closed for private use, says a California court. From The Guardian: Khosla’s refusal to restore access has made him something of a symbol of the immense...Show More Summary
For 5 years, we've been tracking the tribulations of billionaire Silicon Valley VC Vinod Khosla, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems who, in 2010, bought land adjacent to a public beach in Half-Moon Bay, south of San Francisco, and then fenced off the beach and hired private security guards to chase swimmers and sunbathers off the public land. (more…)
While much of the conversation around AI and jobs is focused on widespread job losses in sectors like trucking, venture capitalist and Sun Microsystems cofounder Vinod Khosla thinks that there’s a high-paying job on the chopping block: oncology. “I can’t imagine why a human oncologist would add value, given the amount of data in oncology,” […]
Vinod Khosla, the billionaire Sun Microsystems founder and venture capitalist, is today leading a $24.5 million financing of a whimsically named diagnostic company, Two Pore Guys, that he says could fulfill a long-held goal: making the blood test business more like the software industry.
FEATURE: Vinod Khosla did not show up at TechCrunch Disrupt to be harangued by some smartass, know-nothing journalist. The venture capitalist came to talk about disruption and revolutions to an audience of 1,000 potential disrupters and revolutionaries, laptop glow illuminating their faces in a San Francisco warehouse. But of course the journalist had to bring up […]
Gates creates new billion-dollar Breakthrough Energy fund with Jack Ma, John Doerr, and Vinod Khosla.
Ex-Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has been joined by names like Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Richard Branson, Vinod Khosla, John Doerr and over a dozen other high-profile investors in creating a new venture capital firm called Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which has pledged to invest at least $1 billion into cleantech startups over the next 20 years. Show More Summary
Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Vinod Khosla, Jack Ma, John Doerr and 15 other high-profile investors have formed a new venture firm, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, that will pour at least $1 billion into cleantech companies over the next 20 years. Show More Summary
The California State Lands Commission decided Tuesday to explore condemnation proceedings as a way to gain public access to Martin’s Beach, where landowner and Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla has restricted entry. If the panel decides to proceed, it will be the first time in the commission’s...
SILICON VALLEY — Venture capitalist and Sun Microsystems cofounder Vinod Khosla this week fired a warning shot toward the IT industry: The robots are coming for your jobs. Speaking at a technology conference in San Francisco, KhoslaShow More Summary
Billionaire Vinod Khosla is a true Silicon Valley legend, with career highlights including the founding of Sun Microsystems, a long stint at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, and now, one of the most sought-after investors in tech...Show More Summary
Vinod Khosla, former Sun Microsystems founder and the billionaire founder of famed Silicon Valley venture firm Khosla Ventures, was instrumental in the rise of what we now think of as the computer server. Now, he thinks that artificial...Show More Summary
Ocean lovers have long been drawn to the tranquility of Martin’s Beach, a sweeping crescent of sand just south of Half Moon Bay. But a tsunami of litigation began building soon after billionaire Vinod Khosla, a co-founder of the pioneering tech company Sun Microsystems, bought the secluded property...
Vinod Khosla says state panels have unfairly singled him out, 'harassed' him.