Samir Kaul

Founding Partner at Granular, Inc.

Samir Kaul

Samir Kaul

Founding Partner at Granular, Inc.

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Codon Devices, Inc.
Epitome Biosystems, Inc.
Helicos BioSciences Corp.

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Number of Boards

34

Birthday

1974

Age

44

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Founder at Khosla Ventures LLC

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Founder & Director at Coskata, Inc.

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Entrepreneurial Investor at Khosla Ventures LLC

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General Partner at Khosla Ventures LLC

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Investor at Snapchat

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Partner & Chief Technology Officer at Khosla Ventures LLC

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Co-Founder at Opendoor Labs, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer at Khosla Ventures LLC

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General Counsel at Khosla Ventures LLC

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Founder at 1955 Capital LLC

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Samir Kaul
Founding Partner at Granular, Inc.
Education
Master of Business Administration

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Master of Science Degree in Biochemistry

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, and the original 1862 land-grant institution in the State. The University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. The University creates and applies knowledge for the benefit of the economy and culture of the State, the region, the nation, and beyond. As the flagship of the University System of Maryland, the University shares its research, educational, cultural, and technological strengths with businesses, government, and other educational institutions. The University counts among its greatest strengths -- and a major component of its excellence -- the diversity of its faculty, students, and staff. The University of Maryland, College Park is committed to equal educational opportunity and strives to hire a diverse faculty and staff of exceptional achievement through affirmative actions, to celebrate diversity in all of its programs and activities, and to recruit and retain qualified graduate and undergraduate minority students.

Career History
Founding General Partner
2006 - Current

Khosla Ventures seeks opportunities to help build companies at all stages of development with a significant technology or business model innovation. Sectors of particular interest include mobile, alternative energy and bio refineries, as well as new markets or contrarian approaches to existing markets. Investments range from $100,000 to over $20 million.

Founding Partner
Current

Granular, Inc. provides a cloud based software and analytics platform for the farming industry. It offers various solutions that allow producers to manage work assignments and analyze farm data for planning, operations, marketing, and accounting. The firm platform makes it easier to manage a large farm and use data for critical business decisions. The company was founded by Justin White, Nicholas C. Koshnick, Sidney Gorham and Mike Preiner in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Investor
Current

Mascoma Corp. develops technology for abundant biomass conversion. The firm operates through its bioprocessing technology platform, develops bioengineered yeasts and other microorganisms. It also designs and manufactures equipment that processes cellulosic biomass for further biological or chemical conversion. The company was founded by Lee R. Lynd, Charles E. Wyman and Robert J. Johnsen in 2005 and is headquartered in Waltham, MA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2007 - Current

Inaeris Technologies LLC develops biofuel technology for the development of a proprietary technology platform that transforms non-food biomass into drop-in hydrocarbon transportation fuel blendstocks. The company is headquartered in Pasadena, TX.

Independent Director
2006 - Current

Coskata, Inc. operates as a biology-based renewable energy company that designs proprietary microorganisms and transformative bioreactor. Its novel synthesis gas fermentation technology platform converts various feedstocks, such as woody biomass, agricultural residues, municipal wastes, natural gas, and other carbon-containing materials into ethanol. The company was founded in July 2006 and is headquartered in Warrenville, IL.

Director
2006 - Current

Cilion, Inc. is a renewable fuel company that converts corn into ethanol to power cars and trucks. The company was founded in May 2006 and is headquartered in Goshen, CA.

Member Leadership Council
Current

TIPPING POINT COMMUNITY RAISES MONEY TO SUPPORT SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN NEED.

Political Donations
$1,000
2009

President at Zach Wamp Consulting

Transactions
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KHOSLA VENTURES SEED, L.P. raised money in a private placement transaction

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KHOSLA VENTURES IV, L.P. raised money in a private placement transaction

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KHOSLA VENTURES V, L.P. raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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Philz Coffee, Inc. manufactures drip coffee packets. The firm offers its own specialized blends of coffee along with a customized and personal customer service experience. The company was founded by Phil Jaber in 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Cilion, Inc. is a renewable fuel company that converts corn into ethanol to power cars and trucks. The company was founded in May 2006 and is headquartered in Goshen, CA.

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Codon Devices, Inc. produces pharmaceuticals and biorefineries for the production of industrial chemicals and bio-energy. The firm designs and constructs biological components such as enzymes, biopharmaceuticals, and cell lines for improved function. Its customers include the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and agriculture sectors. The company was founded by Noubar B. Afeyan, George Church, Drew Endy, Joseph M. Jacobson and Jay Keasling in 2004 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Events
Speaker
Laguna Niguel, CA, United States
2013 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN

Speaker
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel-Dana Point, CA
2013 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN