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Khosla Ventures

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about the firm

Khosla Ventures offers venture assistance, strategic advice and capital to entrepreneurs. The firm helps entrepreneurs extend the potential of their ideas in breakthrough scientific work in clean technology areas such as solar, battery, high efficiency engines, lighting, greener materials like cement, glass and bio-refineries for energy and bioplastics, and other environmentally friendly technologies as well as traditional venture areas like the Internet, computing, mobile and silicon technology arenas. Vinod Khosla founded the firm in 2004 and was formerly a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins and founder of Sun Microsystems. Khosla Ventures is based in Menlo Park, California.

about the firm

Khosla Ventures offers venture assistance, strategic advice and capital to entrepreneurs. The firm helps entrepreneurs extend the potential of their ideas in breakthrough scientific work in clean technology areas such as solar, battery, high efficiency engines, lighting, greener materials like cement, glass and bio-refineries for energy and bioplastics, and other environmentally friendly technologies as well as traditional venture areas like the Internet, computing, mobile and silicon technology arenas. Vinod Khosla founded the firm in 2004 and was formerly a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins and founder of Sun Microsystems. Khosla Ventures is based in Menlo Park, California.

focus: assisting entrepreneurs

khosla ventures mission:
Assist great entrepreneurs determined to build companies with lasting significance

knowing & doing what it takes to foster winners

  • We are in the company building business, not in the “deal” or “capital” business
  • We have a history of leveraging relationships to build teams, attract partners & customers and then together building billion dollar businesses
  • We are active partners who do everything we can for our companies and have not forgotten how to hustle

strategic advice, creative ideas

  • We help define, refine and opine on business plans
  • What McKinsey is to the Fortune 500, we try to be to the technology startup
  • We love extremes – how can we make something good into something great? Are we protected against the worst that can happen? Are we leveraging the upside? Are we planning for our assets as well as our liabilities? How might your competition analyze your company?
  • When good isn’t good enough, we help you think outside the box and we help you change the rules
  • Every business goes through pivotal moments – cave on the term or lose the customer, cancel the product line or keep it in market, a key hiring decision… call us.

with a direct, straightforward style

  • We prefer brutal honesty to hypocritical politeness
  • We never “vote” against management teams in our board role, except in making CEO decisions. Once we pick a management team, we back it, not second guess it
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This entry was posted on October 17, 2009 by in entrepreneurship, technology.
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