Keith Rabois Joins the Khosla Ventures Team

  Keith Rabois Joins the Khosla Ventures Team

    Angel investor, Internet Entrepreneur and Hands-On Advisor Brings His
             Experience to Khosla’s Broad Portfolio of Companies

Business Wire

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- February 26, 2013

Khosla Ventures, a venture assistance firm that focuses on sustainability and
technology startups, announced today that Keith Rabois, a former PayPal,
LinkedIn and Slide executive, will join the firm. Most recently Keith was
chief operating officer at Square, a Khosla Ventures portfolio company, where
he oversaw all aspects of business operations, including marketing,
communications, business development, distribution, human resources and risk
management.

While serving in executive roles, he has also developed a distinguished track
record angel investing in technology companies, such as YouTube, Yammer,
Airbnb, LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Quora, Palantir, and Eventbrite.

He will begin his new role at Khosla in March 2013.

“I love Khosla Ventures’ vision and passion for assisting the next generation
of entrepreneurs,” said Keith Rabois. “The Khosla team encourages
entrepreneurs to be bold. And the team's legendary work ethic ensures that
entrepreneurs will receive the best possible assistance."

“We are thrilled to have Keith join us as he has shown himself to be a great
investor, but even more importantly he’s a true advisor. Our extensive
conversations with entrepreneurs repeatedly elicited comments like, ‘he asks
the toughest questions’, ‘he pushes me the most and makes me think’, ‘he is
always there when I need help’, ‘he is the most valuable among all my board
members and advisors’, ‘he can imagine the future’,” said Vinod Khosla,
founding partner of Khosla Ventures. “Our belief in bringing the best venture
assistance to our companies is why we’re very excited about the newest
addition to the Khosla Ventures team. He truly has earned the right to advise
companies.”

Jack Dorsey, the CEO and founder of Square added, “I couldn't be more excited
to see two of the top entrepreneurs I know join forces at Khosla Ventures to
support and coach the next generation of entrepreneurs the world over.”

Keith currently holds board roles at Xoom (NASDAQ:XOOM), since June 2003, and
Yelp (NYSE: YELP), since September 2005.

About Khosla Ventures

Khosla Ventures offers venture assistance, strategic advice and capital to
entrepreneurs. The firm helps entrepreneurs extend the potential of their
ideas in breakthrough technologies in clean energy, mobile, IT, cloud, big
data, storage, health, food, agriculture and semiconductors. Vinod Khosla
founded the firm in 2004 and was formerly a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins
and co-founder of Sun Microsystems. Khosla Ventures is based in Menlo Park,
Calif. More information is available at http://www.khoslaventures.com.

Contact:

Khosla Ventures
Mojgan Khalili
650-376-8555
408-348-2914
Mojgan@khoslaventures.com
 
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