Vinod Khosla is a well-known individual in Silicon Valley and serves as an investor in start-up companies. He is a descendant of Indians but has spent most of his life in the United States. On January 28, 1955, Vinod made his debut into the world in the metropolis of New Delhi.
Vinod Khosla was one of the original founders of Sun Microsystems and served as the first chief executive officer and chairman of the firm. 1986 was the year when Vinod became a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which is now just referred to as Kleiner Perkins. Khosla Ventures, his own personal venture finance organisation, was created by him in the year 2004.
Mr. Khosla’s family is originally from the Punjabi culture. His father served in the Indian military and was stationed in New Delhi at the time. Khosla was only a young lad of 14 years old when he discovered about Intel, which motivated him to seek a profession in technology at some point in his life.
Vinod earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He studied there for four years. He attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his master’s degree in biomedical engineering, and Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received his master’s degree in business administration.
After completing his master’s degree in business administration at Stanford University in 1980, he obtained a position with Daisy Systems. The following year, in 1982, he and his classmates established Sun Microsystems. He had been employed by the company for a total of two years before deciding to seek employment elsewhere.
After joining forces with Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers, Vinod established a strong reputation for himself in the field of venture capital. He is well-known for his support of several business endeavours, some of which have been prosperous while others have not.
Vinod Khosla has also made investments in smaller non-governmental organisations, generally known as NGOs. Particularly noteworthy are his investments in NGOs that provide assistance to disadvantaged and vulnerable women living in rural areas. Khosla Ventures, which has its current headquarters in the city of Los Angeles in the state of California, was established by him in the year 2004.
Together with his wife, Neeru Khosla, he is the father of four children: Neal Khosla, Nina Khosla, Vani Khosla, and Anu Khosla. As of the 28th of June in 2018, it was projected that his net worth was $2.7 billion US. Vinod Khosla was honoured with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the year 2007.