We’re excited to announce that Vinod Khosla will speak at Disrupt SF!
Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures and is one of the most influential investors in Silicon Valley. He will be joining our already impressive program, which includes: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, SV Angel Ron Conway, Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz, former New York Schools chancellor Joel Klein and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. You can view all of our speaker announcements here. Remember to keep your eye out as we have many more interesting speaker announcements to come.
Startup Battlefield applications closed last week and we received them in record numbers. We are incredibly excited for Disrupt SF this September.
If you would like to be a part of this unforgettable event, our best ticket deal — Extra Early Bird tickets — are still on sale now. The last day to purchase Extra Early Bird tickets is this Friday, July 20, at 11:59pm PT, so if you want the best deal, act fast and get your tickets NOW.
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Founder, Khosla Ventures
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. Sun was funded by longtime friend and board member John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
In 1986 Vinod switched sides and joined Kleiner Perkins, where he was and continues to be a general partner of KPCB funds through KP X. Through the years there, with other partners, he took on Intel’s monopoly with Nexgen/AMD (the only microprocessor to have significant success against Intel, sold to AMD for 28 percent of AMD), incubated the idea and business plan for Juniper to take on Cisco’s dominance of the router market, formulated the very early advertising-based search strategy for Excite, and transformed the moribund telecommunications business and its archaic SONET implementations with Cerent (sold to Cisco for $7.4B).
In 2004, Vinod ventured out to create his own venture firm, Khosla Ventures, which invests in a broad portfolio of cleantech, healthtech and infotech startups.
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.