Letter Of Intent
Khosla Ventures Acquisition Co.
- Registration2021-02-12 Filed S1
- IPO2021-03-05 IPO, search begins
- Definitive AgreementNo merger agreement yet
- CompletedNot yet completed
- SPAC Ticker
- Technology, Food, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence, Consumer, Software, Financial Services, Healthcare, Materials, Robotics, Aerospace, Energy, Transportation
Vinod Khosla. Mr. Khosla is an entrepreneur, investor and technologist. In 2004, he founded Khosla Ventures, a venture capital firm. Mr. Khosla holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi, a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Khosla has authored numerous articles in the past about technology and the future of technology, including “Reinventing Societal Infrastructure with Technology (2018)”, “20% Doctor Included (2016)”, and “Critical Climate Technology Breakthroughs (2020)”. Additionally, Mr. Khosla was the Founder of KV Acquisition II and KV Acquisition III.
Samir Kaul. Mr. Kaul has served as a member of our Board since January 2021. Mr. Kaul has been a General Partner at Khosla Ventures, a venture capital firm, since February 2006 and currently serves on the boards of directors of several private and public companies, including Guardant Health and Jack Creek Investment Corp. Additionally, Mr. Kaul has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of KV Acquisition I and KV Acquisition III since their inceptions in January 2021. Mr. Kaul holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Michigan, an M.S. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. We believe that Mr. Kaul is qualified to serve as a member of our Board due to his wide-ranging experience in technology companies and insight in the management of startup companies and the building of companies from early stage to commercial scale.
Peter Buckland. Mr. Buckland has served as our Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary since January 2021. Mr. Buckland has been a Partner, Managing Director and COO at Khosla Ventures since October 2019. Prior to joining Khosla Ventures, Mr. Buckland was a Partner at WilmerHale LLP, where he was Vice Chair of its Corporate Group and led the firm’s emerging growth technology practice. Additionally, Mr. Buckland has served as the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of KV Acquisition I and KV Acquisition III since their inceptions in January 2021. Mr. Buckland received his bachelor’s degrees from the University of California Santa Barbara and his JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Jagdeep Singh . Mr. Singh founded QuantumScape (NYSE: QS) and has served as their Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Board since its incorporation in May 2010. Prior to joining QuantumScape, he was the founder and Chief Executive Officer at Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN), a telecommunications company, from 2001 to 2009. Mr. Singh holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland College Park, an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and a M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Rajiv J. Shah . Dr. Shah has served as President of the Rockefeller Foundation, a private foundation with a mission to promote the well-being of humanity around the world, since 2017. Prior to joining the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Shah was appointed USAID Administrator by President Barack H. Obama in 2009. Prior to his appointment at USAID, Dr. Shah served as Chief Scientist and Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics at the United States Department of Agriculture where he created the National Institute for Food and Agriculture. Dr. Shah founded Latitude Capital in 2015, a private equity firm focused on power and infrastructure projects in Africa and Asia, and he served as a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University. Previously, he served at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Shah holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Michigan, a Medical Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and a M.S.C. in Health Economics from the Wharton School of Business.
Derek Anthony West . Mr. West has served as Uber’s (NYSE: UBER) Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary since November 2017. Prior to joining Uber, Mr. West served as Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from November 2014 to November 2017 at PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP), a food and beverage company. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mr. West served as Associate Attorney General of the United States from March 2012 to September 2014, after previously serving as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division in the U.S. Department of Justice from April 2009 to March 2012. From November 2001 to April 2009, Mr. West was a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP. He also served as Special Assistant Attorney General at the California Department of Justice from 1999 to 2001 and, prior to that, as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of California.
Molly Coye . Ms. Coye is the Executive in Residence at AVIA Health, the nation’s leading digital transformation partner for healthcare organizations, since 2016. Prior to joining AVIA Health, Ms. Coye served as a Senior Advisor at the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) from 2015 until 2017. Ms. Coye also served as an Advisor at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission from 2016 to 2017. Ms. Coye holds a Doctor of Medicine from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Mario Schlosser . Mr. Schlosser founded Oscar Insurance, a technology-driven health insurance company, and has served as their Chief Executive Officer since their incorporation in 2012. Prior to founding Oscar, Mr. Schlosser co-founded Votsu in 2006, a video game development company, where he led their analytics and game design practices. Prior to co-founding Votsu, Mr. Schlosser worked as a Senior Investment Associate at Bridgewater Associates and as a consultant for McKinsey & Company. In 2002, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Mr. Schlosser holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hannover and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dmitri Shklovsky . Mr. Shklovsky is the founder and managing partner of Bullingham Capital, a New York based private investment firm. Prior to 2019, Mr. Shkolvsky was a co-founder and managing partner of Atreaus Capital, a multi-billion dollar global macro and commodities hedge fund with offices in New York and London. Before co-founding Atreaus Capital in 2011, he served as a proprietary trader at both J.P. Morgan and Barclays. Mr. Shklovsky was also with Tudor Investment Corporation, a leading multi-strategy hedge fund, and he began his career in 1998 at Long Term Capital Management, a Greenwich CT based hedge fund. Mr. Shklovsky is a trustee and a board member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation and serves on the Cornell University Engineering College Council. He received his B.S. in Computer Science and M.Eng. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Cornell University.