Vinod Khosla: Ageism, women entrepreneurs & failure

Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures spoke @FailCon in October.   Cathy Brooks moderated the session.  Many thanks to Cathy for responding to my raised eyebrows & distress from the audience, to allow me to refute what Vinod was saying !

Vinod Khosla is an entrepreneur, investor, failure expert and technology fan. He is the founder of Khosla Ventures, focused on impactful clean technology and information technology investments. Mr. Khosla has a few decades of first hand failure experience across several sectors as a founder, incubator, investor, and advisor: from his first soy milk startup in the 70’s to several high profile venture investments throughout the 90’s and 2000’s. Mr. Khosla was also 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. 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.

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FailCon mashup video #failcon

We attended FailCon this week & met some amazing entrepreneurs & startups.  Thanks to Cassie Phillips for hosting yet another great conference where we get to hear authentic stories about failure leading to success.  Check out the mashup below includes Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures; Brian Wong, Kiip; Gagan Biyani, Udemy; Roger Dickey, Product X; Joe Gebbia, Airbnb; Christina Hosberry, Facebook; Hiten Shah, KISSmetrics; Ethan Bloch, Flowtown; Peter Gardner, Wavepoint Ventures; David Weekly, PBworks; Travis Kalanick, Uber & Stephanie Wilkes, Catch

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