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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems

Vinod Khosla is the founding CEO of Sun Microsystems, formerly a partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, and partner at Khosla Ventures.

In this interview Matt and Julio caught up with legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur and “venture assistant” Vinod Khosla. Vinod was a co-founder of Sun Microsystems along with Scott McNealy, Andy Bechtolsheim, and Bill Joy.

After leaving Sun, Vinod made the shift to Sand Hill Road as a venture capitalist at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers until forming his own firm, Khosla Ventures, in 2004.

Today, Vinod is well-known for his investments in clean technology. Join us in this interview as Vinod shares early stories from Sun, his views on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, and his outlook on clean tech investing.

Check out the video of the full interview below:

Thanks for listening!
- Julio and Matt.


Anonymous said...

Guys - great job. I really enjoyed this interview.

Anonymous said...

Nice content. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Great interview!

I really tuned into the "ability to fail" concept because it tells me that not all success is rooted in success. Sometimes failure is necessary to succeed.

Keep posting and I will keep watching!

Anonymous said...


Excellent Interview- Bottom of the story is Try and Try until succeed......Never Giveup Keep following..

Thanks for this nice piece of conversation

Herald said...

Great interview with a worthwhile human being! This was helpful, encouraging, and inspiring. I'll keep the tips in mind. Thanks!