Early this morning legendary venture capitalist and tech mogul Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures spoke to Pittsburgh Technology Council members at Carnegie Mellon University. He described Khosla Ventures’ strategies to grow internet, mobile, and clean technology businesses.
With more than $1b under investment, Khosla Ventures provides seed, first round, mezzanine, and late stage financing. Khosla Ventures was ranked as one of the top 10 most active investors of 2012 by CB Insights, and it’s recently closed $1b fund has been described as one of the five largest new funds in the U.S. Khosla Ventures invests primarily in mobile, Internet, consumer health, alternative energy, energy efficiency, storage, materials, and other unconventional areas.
Their seed and main funds look for slightly different things, but both funds seek out unfair advantages: proprietary, protected technological advances; business model innovations; unique partnerships; top-notch teams.
Learn about TechShop coming to Pittsburgh from Chief Experience Officer Dan Woods. TechShop is a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio and will open its doors in March. Look for the full story in TEQ March 7! Enjoy the sneak peek!
Get a snapshot of Applications2U. Dan Dillman talks about the company and how it differentiates itself in the hosted service provider market.
A2U prides itself on combining the abilities of an application service provider and an Internet service provider into a single dedicated solutions provider for its clients. Its approach enables customers to consolidate and outsource much of their IT needs for a predictable recurring fee.
A2U’s services range from fully managed virtual desktops to customized applications. Deployed on shared or dedicated platforms, A2U’s services can be customized to meet demands specific to each customer, according to Dillman.
This Pittsburgh Technology Council JumpStart 180 features IMR Digital. IMR’s custom solutions combine workflow analysis and refinement along with implementing software and hardware technologies to improve business efficiencies. IMR helps organizations capture, manage, process, and store their documents and data. Bill Constantakis will tell you all about it.