January 15, 2008
Alternative fuels: An article in Business on Monday about General Motors Corp.'s plan for alternative-fuel vehicles described Vinod Khosla as a principal in the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Khosla left that firm in 2005 and now heads his own firm, Khosla Ventures.
May 23, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Khosla Ventures is adding to its roster of top Internet executives with the addition of Ben Ling, a veteran of Google, Facebook and YouTube. Ling, most recently the chief operating officer at Badoo, has joined the venture capital firm to invest in Internet companies, he said in an interview Thursday. Khosla has been cleaning up on talent lately. Keith Rabois, the former chief operating officer at Square, recently joined the firm. Rabois, one of Silicon Valley's best known and most accomplished executives and investors, resigned from Square after accusations of an improper relationship with a colleague emerged.
June 30, 2010 |
After holding acquisition talks with Facebook Inc. and Yahoo Inc., one of the Internet's most talked-about start-ups, Foursquare, has decided to remain independent and has raised a big chunk of cash from a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm. The New York company, which lets people "check in" at bars, restaurants and other hangouts via their smart phones, raised $20 million in a second round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz that valued the company at $95 million, general partner Ben Horowitz said in an interview.
October 14, 2010 |
Spray-on solar panels, power beaming down from outer space and gasoline-like fuel made from bacteria. Sound far-fetched? Maybe, but these and other futuristic concepts for producing power are being taken seriously in scientific, business and academic circles. Some have even raised millions in funding. This is the dream era for green technology, when even concepts that sound wildly innovative or insane ? depending on who's describing them ? are getting attention. "People who aren't afraid to take chances in completely uncharted waters sometimes succeed beyond their wildest dreams and turn the world on its head," said industrial designer and entrepreneur Richard Alan Hales.
April 6, 2006 |
Altra Inc., a Los Angeles-based biofuel company, said it received $50 million in financing from a group of private investors including venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, a founder of Sun Microsystems. Altra, founded in 2004 as Malibu Capital Partners Inc., acquires and develops projects using renewable energy, including ethanol and biodiesel. The investors are Khosla Ventures, Angeleno Group, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Omninet Private Equity and Sage Capital Partners.
September 12, 2006
Ethanol production company Cilion Inc. said it raised more than $200 million in a second equity round of financing to build plants to produce the biofuel. Cilion was formed in June with a partnership between Western Milling, one of California's largest grain milling companies, and venture capital firm Khosla Ventures. Joining the partnership in funding Cilion was Virgin Group's new Virgin Fuel business as well as Yucaipa Cos. and Advanced Equities Inc., Goshen, Calif.-based Cilion said.