Advising and investing in early stage companies that spark my passion. Type of business is much less important than the team, market, and opportunity. I love businesses that see a significant need and have a viable solution.
Not Interested In
Me too companies.
"The Uber of ...".
"The Airnb of ..."
"Facebook for ..."
Portola Valley California - San Francisco California - Menlo Park (CA), U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Media • AgroTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Analytics • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Material Science • Robotics • Real Estate (& Construction) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Life Science • Mobile
Vinod Khosla is the Founder at Khosla Ventures. He also served as Board Member at Learning Health & Oscar. He is a Co-Founder of Khosla Impact. He previously served as the Board Member and an Advisor at Post Intelligence. He was one of the three founders of Daisy Systems, which was the first significant computer-aided design system for electrical engineers. The company went on to achieve significant revenue, profits, and an IPO, but Khosla, driven by the frustration of having to design the computer hardware on which the Daisy software needed to be built, started the standards-based Sun Microsystems in 1982 to build workstations for software developers. At Sun he pioneered "open systems" and RISC processors. Sun was funded by longtime friend and board member John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 1986 Vinod switched sides and joined Kleiner Perkins, where he was and continues to be a general partner of KPCB funds through KPX. Khosla is a charter member of TiE, a not-for-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals founded in 1992 that now has more than forty chapters in nine countries. He is also a founding board member of the Indian School of Business. His current passion is social entrepreneurship, with a special emphasis on microfinance as a poverty alleviation tool. He is a supporter of many microfinance organizations in India and Africa. He has been experimenting with education and global housing. He is the Founder of Khosla Impact and a Advisory at HealthTap. He also serves as a board member at GreatPoint Energy, MyLikes, Gamgee and Verayo. He is an Advisor at Academia and The Breakthrough Energy Coalition. He also serves as Board Member at Sakti3. He is the Advisor at MetaMind. He also serves as the Board Member at Viome. He also serves as Mentor at Alchemist Accelerator. He is an Angel Investor.
Village Capital is a nonprofit that operates business accelerator programs for game-changing entrepreneurs worldwide. Village Capital also operates an affiliated investment fund that invests capital using a unique peer selection model where the entrepreneurs themselves choose who will receive catalytic funding in their cohort. Village Capital recruits entrepreneurs focused on innovation in a particular geographic area (e.g. Brazil, New Orleans, East Africa) or a specific sector (e.g. mobile, energy, education). A select group of approximately 15 entrepreneurs goes through a 12-week program focused on building their businesses. The curriculum covers: (1) customer discovery/development, (2) team-building, (3) product refinement, (4) financials, and (5) scaling and impact, and (6) exit strategy. At the end of the program, the entrepreneurs vote on the top ventures to receive Village Capital's pre-committed capital. In the past four years, Village Capital has launched seventeen programs worldwide, supporting over 275 entrepreneurs. Participants have raised $30 million, created over 5,000 jobs, and served 4 million customers.
Investing in Energy • Entertainment (& Sport... Edmonton Ab Canada , ..., Canada
• Iterate Labs:
• Arbutus Medical:
• Creative Destruction Lab:
• Spring Loaded Technology:
• iNovia Capital:
Edmonton Ab Canada - - Las Vegas Nevada - Alberta Alberta Canada - Nevada - U.S.A., Canada
Energy • Entertainment (& Sports) • CleanTech • Gaming (& eSports) • DeepTech • Life Science • Mobile • Consumer
Dr. Ray Muzyka is the Founder & serves as a Chief Executive Officer at Threshold Impact. He serves as Board Member and Advisor at Careteam Technologies. He serves as the Board Member at Athletigen Technologies. He serves as Advisor at iNovia Capital and Voyager Capital. Originally trained as a medical doctor, Dr. Ray Muzyka co-founded BioWare (www.bioware.com), a video game development studio focusing on story and character, in the early 1990s. He practiced Emergency/Family Medicine for two years full time, with medicine transitioning to part-time over the following decade as he focused on his role as BioWare's CEO. BioWare was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2007 and Ray took on the roles of Senior Vice President at Electronic Arts and General Manager of EAs BioWare division, which grew over the next five years to span eight development locations worldwide with ~2,000 staff (1,400 full time). He retired from video games in October 2012, with his third 'career chapter' at ThresholdImpact (www.thresholdimpact.com) focused on sustainable, profitable impact investing - mentoring and angel investing in information technology, new media and medical innovations with social entrepreneurs. He is an active angel investor and entrepreneurial mentor. Dr. Muzyka is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO, www.ypo.org), the A100 (www.thea100.org/members), and the Ashoka Support Network (www.ashokasupportnetwork.org). He is a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Alberta (serving as Chair of the Human Resources Committee and on the Learning and Discovery Committee, as well as a member of the University of Alberta Advancement Council), is Chair of the University of Albertas entrepreneur Venture Mentoring Service (www.ualberta.ca/vms), and is a Venture Advisor at inovia capital. He also serves on a number of private company boards. He previously served on the Board of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences from 2001-2008 and was on the Board of Trustees of the Stollery Childrens Health Foundation from 2012-2015. He was inducted the JA Alberta Business Hall of Fame in 2018, into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 2011 and received the International Game Developers Choice Awards 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Muzyka received the inaugural Alumni Innovation Award in 2015 from the University of Alberta. He was named as the 2017 Allard Chair in Business at the MacEwan Universitys School of Business, and as an Honorary Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary Club International in 2016, in recognition for his philanthropic efforts. Other awards include entry into Canada's Top 40 under 40 and Ernst and Youngs 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year (IT, Prairies). He obtained his Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Alberta in 1990, his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Alberta in 1992, and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario (Ivey School of Business) in 2001.
Cambridge Massachusetts - Boston Massachusetts - Larchmont New York - New York (NY) - Redwood City, California, United States
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Entertainment (& Sports) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Material Science • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile • Consumer
Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners
Partner at @bessemer-venture-partners
Linked In Description:
Venture capital investor
Specialties: Entrepreneurial startups and high growth companies in the following industries: consumer internet, online marketplaces, consumer software, subscription software, infrastructure software, information services, and consumer electronics.