John Demeter

John is the General Counsel at Khosla Ventures. He joined Khosla in 2016 and has been working with investors and entrepreneurs since 2007.  Prior to joining Khosla, John spent nine years at WilmerHale where he represented investors and entrepreneurs in hundreds of financing and acquisition transactions.  Given his experience, John has also served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at numerous Bay Area law schools on the topic of venture capital transactions.

Prior to attending law school, John held sales and marketing positions at two Bay Area venture-backed companies, had an ever so brief career in local radio, and spent a year working at his family’s commercial transportation business.  

John received CORe certification from Harvard Business School Online, his JD cum laude from University of San Francisco School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Boston College.  A Bay Area native, John is passionate about the local sports teams.  He lives in San Francisco with his wife, four young children and loyal pack of dogs.