Kanu is a Partner at Khosla Ventures investing in enterprise applications and infrastructures that leverage ML, deep learning, NLP, language models, as well as robotics and autonomous systems and hardware acceleration. She has led and helps manage KV’s investments in companies including PolyAI, Zordi, Mimica, Lexion, Zendar, NoMagic, Korbit, Analog Inference, and Rosebud.
She has more than 10 years of operating experience as a research scientist at Intel and Cadence, and was a founding or early engineer at startups including OmniSci (hardware-accelerated data analytics), Nascentric (fast-circuit simulation tool, acquired by Cadence), and Atrenta (predictive analytics for design, acquired by Synopsys).
Kanu has co-authored three books; authored 35+ peer-reviewed publications; and holds a patent on high performance computing and hardware acceleration. She obtained a Ph.D. and master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Delhi. Kanu also earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was also co-president of the annual Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference.
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