Fireside Chat with Vinod Khosla
Vinod Khosla is an entrepreneur, investor, and technology fan. He is the founder of Khosla Ventures, focused on impactful clean technology and information technology investments. Mr. Khosla was a co-founder of Daisy systems and founding CEO of Sun Microsystems where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors. One of Mr. Khosla’s greatest passions is being a mentor to entrepreneurs, assisting entrepreneurs and helping them build technology based businesses. Mr. Khosla is driven by the desire to make positive impact through scaling alternative energy, achieving petroleum independence, and promoting a pragmatic approach to the environment. He is also passionate about Social Entrepreneurship. Vinod holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from IIT, New Delhi, a Master's in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jason Calacanis is an angel investor in over 125 startups, including the first round of Uber. He is founder and CEO of Inside.com, a network of email newsletters covering topics from politics to technology to electric vehicles, & LAUNCH, which produces year-round events for founders, including the LAUNCH Festival, the largest startup conference in the world with 15,000 attendees. Since 2009, Mr. Calacanis has been the host of "This Week in Startups,” a groundbreaking twice weekly podcast on technology and entrepreneurship with 200,000+ listens and views per episode. Guests have included Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Tim Ferriss, Esther Dyson, Chris Sacca, Kara Swisher, Travis Kalanick, and many more. Mr. Calacanis is known for his insights into the media and tech industries and appears regularly on CNBC's Squawk Alley. His thought-pieces can be read on calacanis.com.