Samir Kaul is the Founding General Partner at Khosla Ventures. He serves as a Board Member at Vicarious Surgical. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Calera as well as Sakti3. Previously, he was a member of Flagship Ventures, a venture capital firm, from 2002 to May 2006. Prior to Flagship, he worked at The Institute for Genomic Research. He currently serves on the board of directors of Amyris and on the boards of directors of several private companies. He focuses on sustainability investing including food and agriculture. He has been a leading investor in Hampton Creek Food, Sand Hill Foods, OSCAR Health, Soraa and View, among many others. A number of Samir's investments have achieved significant results including Ausra (acquired by AREVA) and NanoH20, acquired by LG Chem.
Clara is a co-founder and Managing Partner of the Urban Innovation Fund. The Urban Innovation Fund is a venture capital firm that invests in transformative urban technology. It provides seed capital and regulatory expertise to entrepreneurs solving our toughest urban challenges – helping them grow into tomorrow’s most valued companies.
Clara previously co-founded Tumml, an urban ventures accelerator. During the last three years, Tumml has incubated 33 startups, who have raised $37M+ in funding and launched products/ services for over 2.2M people. In 2014, Forbes listed her as one of its “30 Under 30” for Social Entrepreneurship. Clara’s work energizing urban entrepreneurship has been featured in numerous press outlets, including Forbes, TechCrunch, and the Silicon Valley Business Journal, among others. Clara earned her MBA from MIT Sloan and her BA from NYU.
When everyone else says "too early," it's often just right for IndieBio. We like huge, daring things. We like risk, and just minimize the cost of risk.
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We deploy 80% of our capital after the Accelerator stage -- but we only invest in companies that have been through an SOSV accelerator program at some point in time. So ... we don't come into companies at later rounds. We start Pre-Seed and continue investing through Series B or C.
Co-founder of @wordpress and CEO of @automattic. You can see existing investments and exits here: http://audrey.co/ Recent exits include @makerbot to Stratasys, @divide to Google, @creative-market to Autodesk.