Any investor worth their salt in Silicon Valley knows that for every 10 investments they make, they’re lucky if one strikes gold.
Some investors, however, have a consistent string of success. Call it luck. Call it savvy. By any way you cut it, these are the people to whom the industry looks to see what’s next.
In the case of Vinod Khosla, that has meant an increased attention on renewable/green energy and alternative fuel sources. Along with his great success, Vinod carries something even more valuable – sense of humility and perspective about his accomplishments.
Slender and soft-spoken, Khosla doesn’t tend to pull focus when he enters a room. Instead he tends to stick to the edges, talking to people with a quietly intense gaze and surprisingly brilliant smile that flashes when the topic turns to his latest passion …
In this conversation, which took place at the AlwaysOn Stanford Innovation Summit in 2006, we talk about what it means to be a top investor, why the renewable energy space is actually moving at just the right pace, and how Silicon Valley has evolved over time.
And here’s the interview.