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10 Famous Indians in Silicon Valley

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 10 December 2012, 11:48 Hrs   |    5 Comments
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Bangalore: Indians have played a prominent role in developing Silicon Valley as the leading hub for high-tech innovation and development. Their successful contributions in diverse fields have helped them to establish themselves in Silicon Valley quite effortlessly. Here is a list of some noteworthy Indian Americans in Silicon Valley-

Vinod Khosla

Khosla is a business enterprise entrepreneur and influential personality in Silicon Valley who was recently included in the Forbes’ list of Indian-American Billionaires, with a net worth $1.3 billion.

Khosla, who was one among the co-founders of Sun Microsystems worked as its first CEO and Chairman and later on he got into a venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers as a general partner. He came up with his own firm Khosla Ventures in the year 2004 and is currently heading it.

According to Forbes, he is a rare Silicon Valley venture capitalist who has the potential to produce profits from a clean tech portfolio.

Khosla holds a degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi, Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Reader's comments(5)
1: Proud Indians, at home, we are not happy the way the governance, taxes, cost of living are causing concern around.
We at Home, wish you all on the other side of the globe,
Best of Luck & Fortune.
Govind Rao Adapa
Posted by:govindrao adapa - 02 Sep, 2013
2: Vinod is a one trick pony always referencing Sun which is a non-existent company today. If one does not have the will to stay and build a company a la Google, Oracle, Apple, etc. then stop harping. Remember during dotcom making wild proclamations like the future was optical networking and also only a few years ago about solar? Basically investors in the guise of technologists.
Posted by:RealityCheck - 21 Dec, 2012
The future was optical networking. And Fiber Optics are indeed the norm now.
ooo Replied to: RealityCheck - 29 Mar, 2014
4: Padmasree Warrior on the list must be a joke !! Padmasree Warrior along with another joker Ed Zander destroyed Motorola. These are the Ostriches who buried their heads in sand and said what iphone ! what apple !! rather than position Motorola from a good footing from the RAZR strength days. Guess she is busy destroying CISCO with the seamless mobility farce ..as she did at Motorola !!
Posted by:John Carter - 10 Dec, 2012
5: good list......
Posted by:jaya - 10 Dec, 2012