जनवरी 28, 1955 |
|कुल मूल्य||$1.82 Billion|
विनोद खोसला (जन्म २८ जनवरी, १९५५ पुणे, भारत में) एक भारतीय-अमेरिकी 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.
|यह सम्पूर्ण पृष्ठ या इसके कुछ अनुभाग हिन्दी के अतिरिक्त अन्य भाषा(ओं) में भी लिखे गए हैं। आप इनका करके विकिपीडिया की सहायता कर सकते हैं।|
Early life and education[संपादित करें]
Khosla read about the founding of Intel in Electronic Engineering Times at the age of fourteen and this inspired him to pursue technology as a career. Khosla went on to receive degrees from the IIT Delhi, India (Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering), Carnegie Mellon University (Masters in Biomedical Engineering), and Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA).
Sun Microsystems[संपादित करें]
After graduating from Stanford University in 1980, Khosla along with his Stanford fellows Scott McNealy, Andy Bechtolsheim (another Carnegie Mellon graduate school alumnus), and a UC Berkeley masters degree holder named Bill Joy founded Sun Microsystems. Khosla left Sun in 1985. He then joined the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1986 as a general partner. Khosla is also one of the founders of TiE, The Indus Entrepreneurs, and has guest-edited a special issue of Economic Times (ET), a leading business newspaper in India.
After Sun[संपादित करें]
Khosla "fell in love" with Zaplet.com, and the company has since merged and developed into a governance, risk and compliance leader.
While recognized for several venture "hits", Khosla also played a key role with several of the tech industry's most spectacular failures, including Asera, Zambeel, Dynabook, Excite, and others.
In 2004 Khosla formed his own firm, Khosla Ventures.
Vinod was featured on Dateline NBC on Sunday, May 7, 2006. He was discussing the practicality of the use of ethanol as a gasoline substitute. He is known to have invested heavily in ethanol companies, in hopes of widespread adoption. He cites Brazil as an example of a country that has totally ended its dependence on foreign oil.
Khosla was a major funder of Yes on 87's campaign to pass California's Proposition 87, The Clean Energy Initiative, which failed to pass in November, 2006.
In 2006, Khosla founded ck12.org that aims to develop open source textbooks and lower the cost of education in America and the rest of the world. Khosla and his wife Neeru are also relatively substantial donors to the Wikimedia Foundation, in the amount of $500,000.
He lives in Woodside, California, with his wife Neeru and their four children - three daughters (Nina, Anu, and Vani) and one son (Neal).
Founding companies[संपादित करें]
Khosla Ventures[संपादित करें]
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Khosla Ventures areas are the Internet, computing, mobile, silicon technology and breakthrough scientific work in clean technology arenas, such as bio-refineries for energy and bioplastics, solar, battery and other environmentally friendly technologies. Khosla Ventures is based in Menlo Park, California and it was formed in 2004.
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Helping to found companies[संपादित करें]
Board membership[संपादित करें]
- 1999 World Technology Award Finalist
- Honorary Chair, DonorsChoose San Francisco Bay Area Advisory Board
- IIT Delhi: Distinguished Alumni Awards
- A winner looking to back other winners
- Venture capitalist a techie at heart October 15, 2006
- Cadelago, Chris (August 24, 2008). "Wikimedia pegs future on education, not profit". San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/23/MNIJ12ETP4.DTL&tsp=1. अभिगमन तिथि: 2008-08-24.
- Khosla Ventures
See also[संपादित करें]
- Fear, Greed and Sky Diving, Vinod speaks at Stanford
- Vinod speaks to Google employees about ethanol on March 29, 2006
- Making cement while sequestering carbon, Issue 127, July 2008; Retrieved 2008-07-20.
- Vinod's presentations, papers
- Vinod's ethanol views debated
- Vinod's Blog
- Computer History Museum, 11-Jan-2006: Sun Founders Panel
- Sun Feature Story: The Fab Four Reunites (webcast of the event)
- Biofuel-ethanol talk by Khosla. Google TechTalks March 29, 2006
- Khosla Ventures:
- Vinod Khosla Charlie Rose, 22 Sept. 2006
- From geeks to greens