Vinod Khosla

Vinod Khosla is an Indian-American businessman and venture capitalist, known for co-founding Sun Microsystem, one of Silicon Valley's most prominent companies. As a teenager, he read about the founding of Intel in a magazine, and this inspired him to pursue a career in technology. In 1982, Vinod co-founded computer hardware firm Sun Microsystem (SUN name comes from 'Stanford University Network' initials), serving as the first chairman for two years. Sun Microsystems sold computers, computer components, softwar, information technology services, and created Java programming language, Solaris OS, and others. He then quit and became a venture capitalist and worked for 18 years at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In early 2000, Vinod founded Khosla Ventures, a firm that invests in experimental technologies such as biomedicine and robotics. Khosla Ventures invests from Vinod’s own money. To this moment, the firm has over 50 companies in its portfolio.

Books recommended by Vinod Khosla:

Books Recommended by Vinod Khosla

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

by Yuval Noah Harari

Eating the Big Fish: How Challenger Brands Can Compete Against Brand Leaders

by Adam Morgan

Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies

by Geoffrey West


by Sam Harris

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

by Robert M. Sapolsky

The Brand Flip: Why customers now run companies and how to profit from it (Voices That Matter)

by Marty Neumeier

Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave

by Adam Alter

The Case Against Sugar

by Gary Taubes

This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

by Daniel J. Levitin

Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

by Paul Bloom

Mindfulness in Plain English

by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

by Pedro Domingos

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

by Daniel C. Dennett

McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld

by Misha Glenny

Moonshots: Creating a World of Abundance

by Naveen Jain