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Khosla Ventures offers venture assistance, strategic advice and capital to entrepreneurs. The firm helps entrepreneurs extend the potential of their ideas in breakthrough scientific work in clean technology areas such as biorefineries for energy and bioplastics, solar, energy storage, agriculture, food and other cutting edge technologies as well as traditional venture areas like the Internet, computing, mobile and silicon technology arenas. Vinod Khosla founded the firm in 2004 and was formerly a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins and founder of Sun Microsystems. Khosla Ventures is based in Menlo Park, Calif.
Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software and services targeting enterprise, home, mobility, health, consumer Internet, semiconductor manufacturing, and cleantech. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$6 billion in approximately 1,000 companies in more than 40 countries. In that timeframe, about 157 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and another 187 have been acquired by other companies. In 2006, Intel Capital invested about US$1.07 billion in 163 deals with approximately 60 percent of funds (excluding Clearwire) invested outside the United States.
Ventures helps build successful enterprises in Southern California and creates superior returns on investment for its investors. This is accomplished by investing in the most promising early-stage companies in high growth, emerging markets, and providing significant assistance to those companies as they develop. The Partnership brings value-added capital, experience, management talent, and guidance to the most outstanding and innovative ideas and entrepreneurs in the region.
Valhalla Partners brings extensive experience, resources and insights to bear in helping entrepreneurs in their quest to build world-class companies. They aid and accelerate companies at critical stages in their pursuit of success regardless of their size or maturity – even if conventional wisdom is against them.
Windward Ventures is a classic venture capital partnership organized in 1997 to produce superior investment returns by providing capital and management assistance to early stage, high growth companies in Southern California. The firm manages a dedicated pool of capital provided by a group of institutional investors, wealthy individuals and successful entrepreneurs. In addition, the firm occasionally manages direct investments on behalf of its limited partners. The partners of Windward Ventures have extensive experience as venture capital investors, senior managers, and entrepreneurs.