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February 22, 2004

Vinod Khosla to go part-time at KPCB, to be more active in India: reports

Ace entrepreneur-turned-VC Vinod Khosla is to go part time at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the leading Silicon Valley VC firm where he has been a General Partner for the last several years, says a report in Mercury News. "Khosla will pursue philanthropic interests in his native India, and may do some investing in companies from there. He also wants to spend more time with his children," the report says quoting unnamed sources. Accordring to the report, Khosla's move comes to light since KPCB is in the process of raising a new fund (which is a typically a time when VC funds renegotiate their partnership arrangements).

Meanwhile, Khosla himself is currently touring South Asia, visiting a range of organizations--from R&D centers of KPCB portfolio companies (like Infinera in Bangalore), to colleges (like the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad), to micro-finance institutions (like Spandana in AP's Guntur district preceded by similar projects in Bangladesh).

Click Here to read the Mercury News report.