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His entrepreneurial roots stretch back to 1982, when he co-founded Sun Microsystems, which became a $7-billion workstation and software company.
Vinod Khosla- CEO of Sun Microsystems and venture capitalist

2013: Partner, Khosla Ventures, Age: 58, Residence: Portola Valley, CA, Education: Master of Science, Carnegie Mellon University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Indian Institute of Technology; Master of Business Administration, Stanford University, Marital Status: Married, Children: 4

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  • March 2013: Net Worth, $1.5 B
  • Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, focused on impactful clean technology and information technology investments. Mr. Khosla was a co-founder of Daisy systems and founding CEO of Sun Microsystems where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors. He always assist entrepreneurs and helping them build technology based businesses. Mr. Khosla is driven by the desire to make positive impact through scaling alternative energy, achieving petroleum independence, and promoting a pragmatic approach to the environment. He is also passionate about Social Entrepreneurship.
  • Sep. 22, 2011: Two IITians among 400 richest Americans
  • April 06, 2011: Ranked 71st is Indian-born engineerVinod Khosla, who raised $1.1 billion in the teeth of the recession (summer 2009)--the most raised by a venture firm .............Read
  • January 26, 2011:Billionaire Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla’s Energy Bets Inch Forward. Superstar venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has spent the past six years . ......Read

  • January 12, 2011: Vinod Khosla's company has invested in 37 infotech companies and 53 clean-tech companies, including EcoMotors. He has become the most widely recognized investor in clean technologies—those that generate or save energy with the least environmental impact.

  • Jan 03, 2011: Khosla Ventures announced today it has led the company’s second round of equity financing, which included existing investors Braemar Energy Ventures, Rho Ventures and GE Energy Financial Services. In an SEC document first pointed out by CNET, the company reported last week it had raised $23.9 million out of a planned $39.7 million, with $15.8 million remaining to be sold.
  • May 25, 2010: Tony Blair joins Indian-born billionaire's US firm -Former British prime minister Tony Blair, who has landed a job as adviser to Indian-born billionaire Vinod Khosla's US-based venture capital firm, says he shares a "clear vision" with the tycoon, "one of the earliest leaders in cleantech investment".. ....Read More
  • April 07, 2008: NRI Vinod Khosla and his wife donated $500,000 to the Wikimedia Foundation - NRI philanthropists Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Daisy Systems and founding Chief Executive Officer of Sun Microsystems, and wife Neeru Khosla (innovators in educational outreach), donated $500,000 to the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit . ....Read More
  • Sep. 22, 2007: Forbes list- 317th place with a net worth of $1.5 billion.

  • May 31, 2005: Catching Up with Vinod Khosla- I recently visited Vinod Khosla, who since the 1980s has been a general partner in seven funds at VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which has funded such companies as Google, Genentech, and Sun Microsystems, where Khosla was a co-founder. Last year...Read More

  • Dec. 08, 2004: NRI Capitalist tycoon Vinod Khosla (California) has gifted $5 million for a IIT school Delhi where he studied- California-based venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has gifted $5 million for a school on information technology at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and is funding a series of micro-credit foundations in India."I am contributing $5 million towards the school at IIT Delhi where I studied. ....Read More

  • 2003 Forbes Midas list: NRI among Forbes' 400 richest Americans - He is co-founder of Daisy Systems and the founding chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems. Khosla, at 48, stands 357th in the list of 400 richest Americans, is the only NRI in the list. He has been ranked 357th this year with a wealth of $700 million. ....Read More

 

 

 

 

Vinod Khosla was a co-founder of Daisy Systems and founding Chief Executive Officer of Sun Microsystems, where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors. Vinod serves on the boards of Agami, eASIC, Indian School of Business, Infinera, Kovio, Metricstream, Spatial Photonics, Xsigo and Zettacore.

  • Vinod Khosla (born January 28, 1955 in Pune, India[1]) is an Indian-American venture capitalist. He is an influential personality in Silicon Valley. He was one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems and became a general partner of the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers in 1986.
  • Vinod holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, a Master's in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • He lives in Woodside, California, with his wife Neeru and their four children. Three daughters and one son.