Kanu is a Principal at Khosla Ventures, focused on investments in data and ML-enabled enterprise applications. Kanu has over 10 years of operating experience as an engineer, scientist, and strategist. She developed advanced parallel CAD solutions and owned Intel’s multicore CAD algorithms research roadmap. Kanu has led early-stage investments in high performance computing (HPC), distributed systems and ML-enabled systems at Intel Capital and Zetta Venture Partners.
Kanu was Employee #2 at MapD (hardware-accelerated data visualization) and has also held engineering roles at Nascentric (fast-circuit simulation tool, acquired by Cadence) and Atrenta (predictive analytics for design verification and optimization, acquired by Synopsys), among other startups.
Kanu has co-authored 3 books, has had a chapter featured in a book, been published in 35+ peer-reviewed publications with 450+ citations, and holds a US patent on HPC and hardware acceleration. She has a PhD and master’s degree from Texas A&M University and an undergraduate degree from Delhi College of Engineering. Kanu completed her MBA at Harvard Business School, where she was co-president of the annual Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference.