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Vinod Khosla

Vinod KhoslaBorn: 28-Jan-1955
Birthplace: Pune, India

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Venture capitalist

Investor in ethanol companies. Unfortunately, Khosla is not an expert on the subject, and additionally will distort both facts and figures to make the ethanol picture appear much rosier than it is. Claims he has made include that ethanol is more efficient than petroleum (false by a wide margin), that ethanol is cheaper than gasoline (consistently false for the last quarter century), and that Brazil has replaced 40% of their petroleum use with ethanol (his inflated by a factor of four, it is closer to 10%). The truth is that all energy scenarios for the United States are bleak, and ethanol will be little help.

Wife: (four children)

    University: BSEE, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    University: MS Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University
    University: MBA, Stanford University (1979)

    Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers General Partner (1986-)
    Daisy Systems Co-Founder
    Sun Microsystems Founding CEO (1982-85)
    Biden for President
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Energy Future Coalition Steering Committee
    Friends of Dick Lugar
    George W. Bush for President
    Hillary Clinton for President
    John Kerry for President
    John McCain 2008
    Kerry Victory 2004
    National Venture Capital Association
    Obama for America
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    World Technology Network

    The Singularity Is Near (26-Aug-2010)

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