CEO Summit

We hold an annual Summit (COVID notwithstanding) where we bring together industry leaders to share their insights and advice with our portfolio companies.

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Getting to the Impossible

The Role of Venture Capital in Society

Women: Is it Getting Better?

On Culture

Thought Provoking

We have curated a few of the most sought-after articles on our thoughts on societal innovation and how a few instigators can make an exponential impact on the world. Peruse a few of them here.

more thoughts that provoke

Reinventing Societal Infrastructure with Technology 

As a technology optimist I like to say, “what can be imagined technologically reasonably can be invented” is more true than not and more a…

A Few Critical Climate Technology Breakthroughs Multiplied by “Instigators” is Desperately Needed 

This post also appears on Medium. 12–15 entrepreneurs, driven by entrepreneurial energy and passion for a vision, and a little bit of luck, could change…

“20 Percent Doctor Included” & Dr. Algorithm: Speculations and Musings of a Technology Optimist

Healthcare has a radical opportunity to reinvent itself.  Healthcare today often results in suboptimal patient outcomes despite doctors doing the best they can within the…

Freakonomics Podcast | Is Venture Capital the Secret Sauce of the American Economy?

Stephen Dubner discusses venture capital and its effects on the American economy in this episode of Freakonomics. As one of the guests’ in this episode,…

Instigators of Change:
A Khosla Podcast

Our podcast, Instigators of Change, explores innovative ideas, the people who come up with them, and those who invest in them. Our guests are the outliers, creators, mavericks — those who imagine differently. They build companies that alter transportation, retail, food, energy, entertainment, space. And when they succeed, we cannot imagine life without them. Tune in to hear about non-obvious ideas from inspiring people.

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Sep 7, 2022| 44MIN
From Cute Cats to Political Upheaval: How YouTube Changed The World

In 2005, a small company began offering up a way to post amateur videos on the web. YouTube operated on a shoestring, with its founders maxing out credit…

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Sep 14, 2022| 37MIN
Why Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar Took A Big Career Risk

When Sarah Friar quit as the CFO of Square, CEO Jack Dorsey wasn't thrilled. But she felt compelled to take the leap. Friar explains why she left,…

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Sep 21, 2022| 35MIN
Siddhartha Mukherjee and Anand Parikh On A New Way To Fight Cancer

More than 50 years ago, President Nixon announced a moonshot to cure cancer. But the cure never came. More than half a million Americans still die from…

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Sep 28, 2022| 41MIN
What Evidence Shows About Who Really Succeeds in Business

You might call Ethan Mollick a man obsessed. And he probably wouldn’t mind. Because Mollick - a high-profile professor at The Wharton School - is obsessed…

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