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Investments

1070

Portfolio Exits

144

Funds

15

Partners & Customers

1

Service Providers

1

About Khosla Ventures

Khosla Ventures provides venture assistance and strategic advice to entrepreneurs working on breakthrough technologies. The firm was founded in 2004 by Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems. With over $15b assets under management, the firm focuses on a broad range of areas including consumer, enterprise, education, advertising, financial services, semiconductors, health, big data, agriculture/food, sustainable energy and robotics. Khosla Ventures is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Khosla Ventures Headquarter Location

2128 Sand Hill Road

Menlo Park, California, 94025,

United States

650-376-8500

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Expert Collections containing Khosla Ventures

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Find Khosla Ventures in 23 Expert Collections, including Direct-To-Consumer Brands (Non-Food).

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Direct-To-Consumer Brands (Non-Food)

37 items

Startups selling their own branded products directly to consumers via online/mobile channels, rather than relying on department stores or big online marketplaces.

H

HR Tech

65 items

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Store management tech (In-store retail tech)

55 items

Startups aiming work with retailers to improve brick-and-mortar retail operations.

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Agriculture Technology (Agtech)

24 items

Companies that are using technology to make farms more efficient

B

Banking

44 items

Based on CB Insights Research Brief: https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/industry-market-map-landscape/#retail banking

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Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups

113 items

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Announcing the startups and judges on stage at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

May 17, 2022

TechCrunch is excited to announce the six companies pitching in person and on stage at TC Sessions Mobility 2022. Hailing form around the States and the globe, founders will pitch on the main stage, for four minutes, followed by an intense Q&A with our expert panel of judges. The judges for this pitch-off will be Yoon Choi (Muirwoods Ventures), Mar Hershenson (Pear VC), Gabriel Scheer (Elemental Excelerator) on day one; Sven Strohband (Khosla Ventures), Victoria Beasley (Prelude Ventures), John Du (GM Ventures) on day two. You can find additional details on each of the judges below. Alright, alright. I know you want to see who made the cut. Join us on Wednesday, May 18th and and Thursday, May 19th to watch these incredible founders take the stage Startups pitching on the main stage Day 1 – Wednesday May 18th: 1:10 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. PDT Koop Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) – Presenter: Sergey Litvinenko, Co-Founder & CEO “Koop Technologies is an insurance platform for autonomous vehicles and robotics. The Singularity Platform is essentially a combo of 3 tools that Koop built: Koop API, Portal By Koop, and Insurability Sufficiency Framework (ISF). Koop provides autonomy insurance through data collection and proprietary analysis, wrapped up in the UX/UI provided by the portal.” Boston Materials (Billerica, MA, USA) – Presenter: Anvesh Gurijala, Founder & CEO “Boston Materials is a high-performance materials company enabling manufacturers of industrial and consumer products to break through their design trade-offs with new materials. The company’s patented Z-axis Fiber™ technology is a lightweight material that has an extraordinary ability to diffuse energy (whether from impact, heat or electrical surge, for example). It is produced from 100% reclaimed carbon fiber, enabling new, high-volume, energy-efficient products that have a low carbon footprint.” Swyft Cities (Mountain View, CA) – Presenter: Jeral Poskey, CEO “Swyft is a new form of urban mobility, using autonomous cabins on lightweight cable infrastructure to solve transportation problems in densely developed areas including corporate campuses, airports, universities and tourism districts. Swyft adds a new connection, increasing capacity to the site with an attractive alternative to automobiles. This adds capacity into an area, allowing higher density and more profitable developments. It also reduces costs on parking and traffic mitigation. In some areas, providing connections within the site can drive high value.” Day 2 – Thursday May 19th: 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. PDT Beyond Aero (Paris/Toulouse, France) – Presenter: Eloa Guillotin, Co-Founder & CEO “Beyond Aero is making long range electric aircraft possible using hydrogen-electric propulsion. The first aircraft is a zero emission private aircraft (6-9 seat), designed for hydrogen propulsion, flying 1,000 miles in range.” MeterFeeder (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) – Presenter: Jim Gibbs, Co-Founder & CEO MeterFeeder powers parking payments, data and management for individuals, fleets and municipalities. “MeterFeeder allows individual users to pay simply with geolocation, fleets to remain compliant and rapidly pay when needed. MeterFeeder provides backend software, enforcement devices, and payment platform are cost effective.” DIMO (Brooklyn, NY, USA) – Presenter: Andy Chatham, Co-Founder “DIMO enables a new class of mobility applications to be built by developers on real world data. DIMO based on a network of drivers and fleets to collect and share their vehicle data to learn more about their vehicle, save money, and build better mobility applications.” Expert Panel of Judges “Yoon has been a Venture Investor and strategic partner to many Silicon Valley start-ups/founders for 18 years prior to Muirwoods. Yoon founded a seed fund, Forest Ventures focusing in automotive sector and was an investment director at SAIC capital, one of the leaders in China’s automotive industry. Before SAIC, she led the Corporate Venture Group at Maxim Integrated, where she led multiple strategic technology acquisitions and venture investments. Earlier in her career, Yoon was one of the founding members at Samsung Ventures.” “Mar Hershenson is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Pear VC, a seed-stage investment firm in Palo Alto backing companies like Guardant Health(NASDAQ: GH), Doordash (NYSE: DASH), Gusto, and Branch. Mar has been recognized in the Midas List of Top Tech Investors in 2021.” Mar is a successful serial entrepreneur, with numerous industry accolades. Mar received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2000 for her breakthrough work in circuit design automation “Gabriel is the Director of Innovation, focused on mobility and energy, for Elemental Excelerator, a climatetech accelerator founded in 2009 in Hawaii. Previously, Gabriel was on the founding team at Lime, where he spent three years working on government relations, data policy, and transit partnerships globally. He has also worked at and consulted to Chariot, Zipcar, Superpedestrian, and Spin. In addition, he founded and ran a large environmental nonprofit and built a social innovation consultancy, as well as attempting to build a company to help small businesses pursue energy efficiency retrofits.” Day 2  “Victoria is General Partner at Prelude Ventures, where her climate tech investments span mobility, food & agriculture, clean energy, sustainable apparel, and carbon markets. Prior to Prelude Ventures, Victoria worked on climate change strategy at BCG and started an agriculture supply chain company. Earlier, she led Finance at a major solar manufacturer. Victoria holds an MBA and MS in Environment and Resources from Stanford University. She also holds a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Copland Scholar. Victoria lives in San Francisco with her husband and young son.” “Sven Strohband is a partner and managing director at Khosla Ventures, and led the firm’s early investments in Berkshire Grey, GitLab, Hermeus and Rocket Lab among others. An engineer at heart, Sven is passionate about technologies that forge new industries and accelerate novel user experiences. Previously, he spent six years at Mohr Davidow Ventures, where he led technical diligence for the infrastructure IT and sustainability practices and worked with the portfolio to recruit technical talent, run product-market fit experiments and develop fundraising strategies.” Strohband also served as PM at Volkswagen, led Stanford racing’s autonomous car, Stanley, co-founded Metamind, and sits on the board of various companies. He holds a BA from Purdue University and a Ph.D from Stanford University” John Du is a partner at GM Ventures and the Chief Technologist for GM China. Prior to this appointment, John was Director of General Motors Research & Development organization’s China Science Lab, which he led from its founding in 2009. He was responsible for building a strong and innovative research team and leading the research and development in intelligent and connected vehicles, battery, advanced materials, and electrified propulsion systems. Prior to GM, Du held several positions at Intel Corp as early as 1993, leading the Intel network processor business expansion in China in 2001; serving as Director of Intel China Research Center. John received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology in 1989 and an Executive MBA from China Europe International Business School in 2010.

Khosla Ventures Investments

1,070 Investments

Khosla Ventures has made 1,070 investments. Their latest investment was in Mirvie as part of their Series B on May 5, 2022.

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Khosla Ventures Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/17/2022

Series B

Mirvie

Yes

5

5/17/2022

Series D

Imply Data

$100M

No

3

5/12/2022

Seed VC

Bubbles

$8.5M

Yes

1

5/9/2022

Unattributed VC

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$99M

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10

5/4/2022

Series A - II

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$99M

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10

Date

5/17/2022

5/17/2022

5/12/2022

5/9/2022

5/4/2022

Round

Series B

Series D

Seed VC

Unattributed VC

Series A - II

Company

Mirvie

Imply Data

Bubbles

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$100M

$8.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

5

3

1

10

10

Khosla Ventures Portfolio Exits

144 Portfolio Exits

Khosla Ventures has 144 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Lumiata on April 28, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

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4/28/2022

Acquired

1

4/23/2022

Acquired

2

3/9/2022

Acquired

1

3/8/2022

Acq - Pending

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$99M

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10

2/8/2022

Acquired

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10

Date

4/28/2022

4/23/2022

3/9/2022

3/8/2022

2/8/2022

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acq - Pending

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

2

1

10

10

Khosla Ventures Fund History

15 Fund Histories

Khosla Ventures has 15 funds, including Khosla Ventures Opportunity Fund I.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1/6/2022

Khosla Ventures Opportunity Fund I

$550M

2

11/1/2021

Khosla Ventures VII

$1,400M

2

6/20/2019

Khosla Ventures VI (AIV)

$50M

1

6/20/2019

Khosla Ventures VI (AIV) Holding

$99M

10

12/31/2014

Khosla Ventures Seed C

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10

Closing Date

1/6/2022

11/1/2021

6/20/2019

6/20/2019

12/31/2014

Fund

Khosla Ventures Opportunity Fund I

Khosla Ventures VII

Khosla Ventures VI (AIV)

Khosla Ventures VI (AIV) Holding

Khosla Ventures Seed C

Fund Type

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Status

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Amount

$550M

$1,400M

$50M

$99M

Sources

2

2

1

10

10

Khosla Ventures Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Khosla Ventures has 1 strategic partners and customers. Khosla Ventures recently partnered with BIOeCON on November 11, 2007.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

11/1/2007

Partner

Netherlands

Khosla Ventures and BIOeCON Form KiOR Inc

/ PRNewswire / -- Khosla Ventures and BIOeCON announce today the formation of their joint venture KiOR Inc. .

1

Date

11/1/2007

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Netherlands

News Snippet

Khosla Ventures and BIOeCON Form KiOR Inc

/ PRNewswire / -- Khosla Ventures and BIOeCON announce today the formation of their joint venture KiOR Inc. .

Sources

1

Khosla Ventures Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Khosla Ventures has 1 service provider relationship

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Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Counsel

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Counsel

Service Type

Partnership data by VentureSource

Khosla Ventures Team

12 Team Members

Khosla Ventures has 12 team members, including current Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, General Partner, Peter Buckland.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Vinod Khosla

Founder

Current

Peter Buckland

Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, General Partner

Current

David Weiden

Founding Partner, Managing Director

Current

Sven Strohband

Managing Director

Current

Samir Kaul

Flagship Ventures

General Partner

Current

Name

Vinod Khosla

Peter Buckland

David Weiden

Sven Strohband

Samir Kaul

Work History

Flagship Ventures

Title

Founder

Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, General Partner

Founding Partner, Managing Director

Managing Director

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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