- Khosla Ventures
Other Affiliations : Harvard Law School - JD '94, Stanford University - BA '91
I create new products, generate innovative business models, and love to solve intractable problems.
I craft business strategies to navigate precarious business environments.
I specialize in guiding early-stage startups into successful businesses: I joined PayPal when our monthly burn-rate was $6 million; I joined LinkedIn, Slide and Square when we had no revenue. Five companies I helped build are now publicly traded with market capitalizations >$1 Billion. Three others have been acquired for greater than $1 Billion or are publicly traded IPOs.
I served on the Board of Directors of Xoom (NASDAQ: XOOM) from 2003 until 2015 and served on the Yelp Board from 2005-2014 (NYSE: Yelp). I have served on the Board of Reddit since 2013. I am a co-founder of OpenDoor and serve as our Executive Chairman.
Prior angel investments include: YouTube, Airbnb, Palantir, Eventbrite, Lyft, Quora, Mixpanel, Yammer, Skybox, Counsyl, Weebly, Wish
Specialties: Consumer Internet, Business Development, business strategy, competitive strategy, regulatory risk, Government Affairs, payments innovation, mobile payments, Litigation, Politics, network businesses, eBay vulnerabilities, viral marketing, start-ups, online payments, eCommerce, Facebook apps, Facebook, social gaming, social, angel investing.