Shoaib Makani, a former venture capitalist at Khosla Ventures, spends a lot of time at truck stops these days. But he’s not there for the luxurious amenities, as convenient as a laundry machine next to McDonald’s may be — it’s research.
“By 2025, 80 percent of the functions doctors do will be done much better and much more cheaply by machines and machine learned algorithms,” said Khosla at VentureBeat’s DataBeat/Data Science Summit.
The legendary investor isn’t backing down from his claim that most doctors could be replaced by technology. In his upcoming fireside chat at the DataBeat/Data Science Summit, Khosla is going to focus on a data-driven, patient-centric model of health care.
“Conceptually, the solution that we came up with is very similar to a noise canceling headset,” Kumu’s Joel Brand told VentureBeat. “We look at the transmitter signal, and we inject a reverse noise that cancels that initial noise.”
Khosla Ventures VC Andrew Chung started his entrepreneurial career at age 5, working the cash register in his parents’ restaurant. In this interview, he talks about how that experience — and his brush with fame as a singer — shaped his business philosophy.
“You cannot rest on your laurels, you need to continue to innovate,” Ramakrishnan told me in a Blue Jeans videoconference. “We want to build a platform for one billion annual minutes, so we need to scale.”
“Maybe some percentage, larger than 95 percent of VCs, as zero value, and 70 percent of VCs add negative value in advising.” VCs, you’re gonna need some aloe for that burn.
The willingness to fail is the key ingredient in success, billionaire investor Vinod Khosla told the audience at the Failcon conference in San Francisco today.
Storied venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and his firm, Khosla Ventures, have raised a $1.05 billion fund.