Using CB Insights data, we break down Khosla Ventures' most trusted network of investors — from Y Combinator to Andreessen Horowitz — that invest before, with, and after KV.
Khosla Ventures (KV), founded in 2004, has invested in over 600 startups across various sectors including fintech, digital health, enterprise tech, and sustainability tech.
The VC takes a firmly “hands-on” approach, providing entrepreneurs with direct and sustained guidance to build enduring companies. This has been instrumental to the success of KV portfolio companies like Faire (last valued at $12.6B), as well as Oscar and Instacart, which IPO’d at $7.9B and $9.9B valuations, respectively.
However, this strategy is not implemented in isolation. Over the years, KV has cultivated a robust network of top-tier investment firms — including Y Combinator, Founders Fund, Alumni Ventures, General Catalyst, and Andreessen Horowitz — to drive deal flow throughout the venture lifecycle.
We used CB Insights data to map KV’s investment syndicate relationships, or the network of investors who most frequently invest in companies before, with, and after KV:
- Before relationships (feeder investors) show KV’s most trusted pipelines for deal sourcing.
- With relationships (co-investors) reflect the firms that KV collaborates with to drive deal flow.
- After relationships (follower investors) indicate who KV relies on for follow-on investments to help portfolio companies grow and advance toward an exit.