Khosla was a major proponent of the Yes on 87 campaign to passCalifornias Proposition 87, The Clean Energy Initiative, which failed to pass in November 2006.
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Khosla has founded a number of other businesses and organizations, and was involved with the founding ofDaisy Systemsin 1981.5
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In 2004, he foundedKhosla Ventures. Khosla was featured onDateline NBCin May 2006, where he discussed the practicality ofethanolas agasolinesubstitute.6He is known to have invested heavily in ethanol companies, in hopes of widespread adoption.citation needed
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He also invested in an Indianmicrofinancecompany,SKS Microfinance, which lends small loans to poor women in rural India. Khosla is also one of the founders ofTiE, The Indus Entrepreneurs, and has guest-edited a special issue ofThe Economic Times(ET), a business newspaper in India.citation needed
Gina HallBillionaire Khosla gears up for another beachfront battle in Half Moon BayBizjournals.com June 20, 2017
Newman, Bruce (29 October 2012).Mysterious owner of San Mateo County beach paradise is asked to let the outside world inSan Jose Mercury News. Archived fromthe originalon 11 August 2014
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Khosla served as the honorary chair of theDonorsChooseSan Francisco Bay Area advisory board.citation neededIn 2007, Khosla was an award recipient in the Northern California region for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.12Khosla is a member of the board of trustees of the Blum Center for Developing Economies at theUniversity of California, Berkeley.13The Center is focused on finding solutions to address the crisis of extreme poverty and disease in the developing world.14He is an advisor forHackerRank, a website forcompetitive coding.11Khosla is a member of the Xconomists, an ad hoc team of editorial advisors for the tech news and media company,Xconomy.15
Clark, Andrew (25 May 2010).Tony Blair lands job with Silicon Valleys Khosla Ventures.
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In May 2010, it was announced that former British Prime MinisterTony Blairwas to join Khosla Ventures to provide strategic advice regarding investments in technologies focused on the environment10not in citation given. Khosla Ventures11also invested inHackerRank.
In August 2017, a Californian court of appeal ruled that Khosla must restore public access to Martins Beach.36The decision was widely seen as a major blow to Khosla and other billionaires who have sought to restrict access to previously public beaches in California.37The plaintiffs, Surfrider Foundation, stated that they expected Khosla to take the case all the way to theUS Supreme Court.38In 2018 Khosla filed an appeal with the Supreme Court.39
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In 1986, Khosla joined the venture capital firmKleiner Perkins Caufield & Byersas a general partner.4At Kleiner, Khosla became a recognized venture capitalist, with several successful early-stage investments. Khosla also played a key role with several of the tech industrys most spectacular failures, including Asera,Dynabook, BroadBand Office, Excite@Home, and many others.citation needed
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In September 2009, Khosla completed fundraising for two new funds, to invest incleantechandinformation technologystart-ups. Khosla Ventures III secured $750 million of investor commitments to invest in traditional early-stage and growth stage companies. Khosla also raised $250 million for Khosla Seed, which will invest in higher-risk opportunities.
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Xia, Rosanna.With Supreme Court challenge, tech billionaire could dismantle beach access rights and a landmark coastal law.
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Khosla formed his own venture capital firm,Khosla Venturesin 2004. The firm is based inMenlo Park, California,8and manages approximately $1 billion of investor capital as well as investments funded by Khosla himself.9
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Levin, Sam (2017-08-10).Silicon Valley billionaire loses bid to prevent access to public beach.
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Martins Beach was previously a popular family beach and surf spot before Khosla purchased the property adjacent to the beach and blocked access.25The previous owners of the land had allowed the public to park at the beach for a fee, but remained free to walk down. Khosla won a victory in May 2014, when Judge Gerald Buchwald issued a ruling which concluded that Martins Beach LLC 1 and 2, the formal owners of Martins Beach, can block public access to the beach, due to an exemption granted by thetreatywhich ended theMexican-American war. The judge concluded that Khoslas property is not subject to aspects of the California Constitution because it was originally aranchothat predated the State.26TheSurfrider Foundationfiled a second lawsuit against Khosla for violations of theCalifornia Coastal Act.27Khosla lost the second suit and Judge Barbara Mallach issued her final order for Khosla to open the gate.28Formersaid about the land closure, To put a rope across the road and say, The hell with you Id call it the arrogance of great wealth.293031
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In 1982, Khosla co-foundedSun Microsystems(SUN is the acronym for the Stanford University Network), along with Stanford classmatesScott McNealyAndy Bechtolsheim, andUC Berkeleycomputer science graduate studentBill Joy. Khosla served as the first chairman and CEO, from 1982 to 1984, when he left the company to become aventure capitalist.
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Khosla and his wife Neeru have four children, Nina, Anu, Vani and Neal.citation needed
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Kinney, Aaron (2 October 2013).Setback for Martins Beach access movementSan Jose Mercury News
Fimrite, Peter (13 May 2014).Martins Beach billionaire evades questions on stand. San Francisco Chronicle
In 1980, after completing his MBA at Stanford, Khosla worked for electronic design automation companyDaisy Systems.
Fimrite, Peter (8 December 2014).Judge orders billionaire to open gate to Martines Beach. San Francisco Chronicle
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Fimrite, Peter (22 June 2014).Surfers sue over blocked beach access. San Francisco Chronicle
Cadelago, Chris (24 August 2008).Wikimedia pegs future on education, not profit.
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Khosla told the state that he would sell a small slice of his property in order to enable members of the public to gain access to the beach again. The offer was for $30 million, almost as much as Khosla spent on the property ($32 million).32333435
Judge Rules for Public Access to Martins Beach, Doesnt Fine Owner.
Romney, Lee (25 October 2013).Venture capitalist wins round in fight to block public beach access.
Romney, Lee (12 May 2014).Billionaire who barred access to Martins Beach takes stand.
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Kinney, Aaron (24 October 2013).Vinod Khosla wins key Martins Beach battleSan Jose Mercury News
In 2006, Khoslas wifeNeeruco-founded theCK-12 Foundation, which aims to developopen source textbooksand lower the cost of education in America and the rest of the world. Khosla and his wife are also donors to theWikimedia Foundation, in the amount of $600,000.7
Martins Beach: Vinod Khoslas claim to land beneath Pacific Ocean appears dead.
Since 2010, Khosla has been engaged in a legal dispute surrounding public access to Martins Beach (372233N1222430W / 37.375861N 122.408465W /37.375861; -122.408465), several miles south ofHalf Moon Bay, California, where he owns adjacent land.161718His attempts to close the beach by erecting a gate with armed guards at the road entrance and painting over the welcome sign that existed prior to his ownership of the property has been the subject of legal challenges, popular resentment, and extensive press coverage.19Khosla won an early judgment in the California courts that determined he has a right to control the beach via the Mexican land rights guaranteed by theTreaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.20However, his ability to restrict access was also challenged in a suit brought by theSurfrider Foundation.2122Khosla ultimately lost that suit, andSan Mateo Superior Courtordered that he could not restrict public access to the beach without first obtaining a permit from the California Coastal Commission.23In October 2014, GovernorJerry Brownsigned legislation to re-open the beach to the public.24
(Gurmukhi: ਵਿਨੋਦ ਖੋਸਲਾ; born 28 January 1955) is anengineer, businessman andventure capitalist. He is a co-founder ofSun Microsystems, and the founder ofKhosla Ventures. In 2014,named him amongst the 400 richest people in the world.
The Martins beach dispute is referenced in Martti VallilasBannana in the Legal Gulag; Exposing Trickery and Manipulation,40Amazon, 2015 which also describes disputes between Khosla and Russian inventor Vladimir Poponin.
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Court to billionaire: Open the gate to Martins Beach.
Phillips, Stone (7 May 2006).A simple solution to pain at the pump?Dateline NBC
Smith, Chris A. (26 March 2014).Bummer Beach.
A billionaire is willing to bring back public access to Martins Beach for a price,
Khoslas father was an officer in theIndian Armyand was posted atNew Delhi, India. He attendedMount St Marys School.3Khosla read about the founding ofIntelinElectronic Engineering Timesas a teenager, and this inspired him to pursue technology as a career.4He did aB.Techinelectrical engineeringfromIndian Institute of Technology Delhi, a masters inbiomedical engineeringfromCarnegie Mellon University, and MBA fromStanford Graduate School of Business.5