Vinod Khosla is a capitalist and a very prominent character of the Silicon Valley. His birth place is in New Delhi. He was born on 28 January 1955. Vinod Khosla founded Sun Microsystems and is also the 1st Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of Sun Microsystems.
In 1986 ,he became the Partner of a capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers. It was in 2004 that khosla ventures was founded which was his personal firm.
Khosla belonged to a Punjabi family. His father served the army and his posting was in New Delhi. When Khosla was 14 years old, he came to know about Intel which gave him the inspiration to take up technology as his career.
He got his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He also got his Biomedical Engineering masters degree from Mellon University and did his Masters in Business Management from Stanford Graduate School.
After doing his graduation in 1980 from Stanford University he along with some of his batch mates set up a new company known as Sun Microsystems. He was the 1st Chief Executive Officer and chairperson of Sun Microsystems and served for two years after which he left and joined another company.
When he joined hands with Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers he became well known as a venture capitalist though he is quite renowned for many ventures which have proved successful and some which have turned to be disastrous.
He has also invested his money in small NGO’s which help poor and needy women of the countryside.It was in 2004 that his own firm was established which is known as Khosla Ventures. It is in California. He is married to Neeru and has five children