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Khosla Ventures

Khosla Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, Menlo Park

About

Khosla Ventures is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2004. The fund is located in United States, North America. The main office of this VC is situated in Menlo Park.

Stripe, Instacart, DoorDash are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 9 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Enterprise Software, E-Commerce. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 134 more areas of investment. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 other investors. Besides Khosla Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by Lerer Hippeau, FLOODGATE, DAG Ventures and 407 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with Slow Ventures, Sherpa Capital, Scott Banister, overall with 471 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Horizons Ventures, Greylock Partners, Felicis Ventures, out of 347 investors from our database.

The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 13 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. In comparison with other funds, Khosla Ventures makes 15 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The fund generally invests in 25-48 deals every year. When Khosla Ventures invests, the average start-up valuation is more than 1 billion dollars. In 2014, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2017.

This VC was founded by Vinod Khosla. Besides the listed founders, we have found 10 key employees of this fund in our database.

Year Founded

2004

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: khoslaventures.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first last, first_initial last, last first_initial, first last_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

98.7% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

>24

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

36.0% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x6.6

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.1 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.13 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.68 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

29

Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]

1

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

7

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Lerer Hippeau, FLOODGATE, DAG Ventures

Funds Investing Together

Slow Ventures, Sherpa Capital

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Horizons Ventures, Greylock Partners, Felicis Ventures

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