Vinod Khosla, I Biography I Education I Family I Awards

Vinod Khosla is a venture investor and a well-known figure in Silicon Valley. He is an Indian descendant who has resided in the United States. Vinod was born in the city of New Delhi on the 28th of January 1955.

Vinod Khosla co-founded Sun Microsystems and is the company’s first chief executive officer and chairman. Vinod joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, currently known as Kleiner Perkins, as a partner in 1986. In 2004, he established Khosla Ventures, his personal venture financing firm.

Mr. Khosla comes from a Punjabi background. His father was a member of the Indian army, stationed in New Delhi. When Khosla was just a 14-year-old boy, he learned about Intel, which inspired him to pursue technology as a career.

Vinod graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He earned a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

He accepted a position at Daisy Systems after finishing his master’s in business administration degree at Stanford University in 1980, and in 1982, he and his classmates founded Sun Microsystems. He worked for the company for two years before leaving to work for another company.

Vinod became well-known as a venture capitalist when he joined forces with Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers. He is well-known for his support of both successful and unsuccessful business projects.

Vinod Khosla has also invested in tiny nongovernmental organizations, or NGOs, notably those that assist poor and vulnerable women in rural areas. In 2004, he launched Khosla Ventures, which is now based in the California city of Los Angeles.

He has four children with Neeru Khosla: Neal Khosla, Nina Khosla, Vani Khosla, and Anu Khosla. His net worth was estimated to be US$2.7 billion as of June 28, 2018. In 2007, Vinod Khosla received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.

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