Vinod Khosla

Why Keith Rabois just left Founders Fund for Khosla Ventures

Earlier today, Forbes reported that venture capitalist, operator and entrepreneur Keith Rabois is returning to Khosla Ventures (KV), the Silicon Valley outfit where he cut his teeth as a full-time VC

Five-month-old Indian AI startup Sarvam scores $41M funding

Sarvam AI has come out of stealth mode and announced it has raised $41 million as the five-month-old Indian startup races to build a suite of full-stack generative AI offerings in the world’s mo

Opentrons aims to democratize lab access with its Flex robot

Two words jumped out at me while speaking with Opentrons CEO Jon Brennan-Badal and investor Vinod Khosla: reproducibility and repeatability. These are, of course, important concepts in the world of re

So you want to launch an AI startup

At the Imagination in Action event last week at MIT, a number of industry folks talked about what it takes to build a successful AI startup.

Vinod Khosla’s advice for top VCs? Don’t sit on your founders’ boards

Serial entrepreneur and seasoned investor Vinod Khosla has some strong, contrarian advice for the venture capital industry: don’t sit on your founders’ boards. Khosla, who spoke onstage at the

Elevation Capital, General Catalyst lead $12M round into health insurance startup Loop Health

Loop Health provides ongoing virtual care with an insurance component so that a person shouldn’t have to go into the hospital unless necessary.

AI-driven voice assistant PolyAI raises $14M round led by Khosla Ventures

“Conversational AI” startup PolyAI, based out of London, has raised $14 million in a funding round led by Silicon Valley’s Khosla Ventures, with participation from existing investors (Point7

Real-time database platform SingleStore raises $80M more, now at a $940M valuation

Organizations are swimming in data these days, and so solutions to help manage and use that data in more efficient ways will continue to see a lot of attention and business. In the latest development,

Mainspring Energy launches its flexible fuel generator with a $150 million NextEra Energy contract

Mainspring Energy, the developer of a new generator technology that use fuels like biogas and hydrogen, has unveiled its Mainspring Linear Generator, with a $150 million contract with NextEra Energy R

Khosla Ventures seeks $1.1 billion for its latest fund

Khosla Ventures, the eponymous venture firm helmed by longtime Silicon Valley rainmaker Vinod Khosla, is raising $1.1 billion for its latest venture fund, according to documents from the Securities an

Motif FoodWorks preps commercial production for its first ingredient

Motif FoodWorks, the Ginkgo Bioworks spinout focused on developing new plant-based flavorings and food ingredients, is readying commercial scale production of its first product — an ingredient t

Your first sales hire should be a missionary, not a mercenary

The first sales hire will set the best practices, cultural tone and is also responsible for making sure each subsequent new sales hire succeeds.

With former Misfit founder Sonny Vu at the helm, Arevo raises $25 million for its 3D printing tech

Sonny Vu, the former founder and chief executive of the wearable technology company Misfit, has had a busy summer since he was named the new chief executive of 3D printing technology company Arevo. Vu

Not over it: California officials just sued billionaire Vinod Khosla in a now 12-year-long battle over access to a popular beach

One thing is certain: Vinod Khosla will be remembered in California — if not for his work, then for his now 12-year-old battle to keep private a stretch of beach in front of an 89-acre property

Reliance Industries acquires a majority stake in SaaS startup NowFloats for $20M

Reliance Industries, one of India’s largest industrial houses, has acquired a majority stake in NowFloats, an Indian startup that helps businesses and individuals build online presence without a

Why Vinod Khosla thinks radiologists still practicing in 10 years will be ‘causing deaths’

Doubling down on comments he’s made throughout the years regarding AI’s potential impact on the medical industry, legendary Silicon Valley investor and Sun Microsystems founder Vinod Khosl

With $90 million in funding, the Ginkgo spinoff Motif joins the fight for the future of food

Continuing its quest to become the Amazon Web Services for biomanufacturing, Ginkgo Bioworks has launched a new spinoff called Motif Ingredients with $90 million in funding to develop proteins that ca

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and 18 others commit $1 billion to new cleantech fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

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 clea

Vinod Khosla Steps Off Square’s Board In Advance Of Its IPO

Vinod Khosla has stepped down as a director of the San Francisco-based payments company Square as it prepares to go public. Media outlets Business Insider and Forbes reported on the news earlier to

Jack Dorsey Owns 24.4% Of Square

Square’s newly revealed IPO filing shows that co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey is the largest shareholder, owning 24.4% of the company. Square last raised capital at a $6 billion valuation, implying t
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