Kristina Simmons

Kristina is Chief of Staff and Investor at Khosla Ventures where she focuses on new investments in areas that can be positively impacted with technology, such as in health, bio, agriculture, food, mobile, and transportation. She sits on boards including Overture Life, Daye, Casca, Spyce, Alivecor, and others. She also works with Vinod Khosla on strategic projects for the firm, and advises portfolio companies on fundraising, product, business development, marketing, and general strategy. 

Previously, Kristina has advised and consulted for dozens of startups across consumer brands, health, mobile/software, food, and hardware. Prior, she was an early employee at venture-backed food startup and then before that, she was a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz helping portfolio companies accelerate go-to-market, product, and business development strategies. Before a16z, she was at lululemon athletica where she was responsible for digital, emerging products and concepts (innovation including new brand strategy, product development/mobile, and international expansion), and strategic partnerships. Kristina holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.