Khosla is Still Cooking
Vinod Khosla may be on sabbatical, but he’s still dabbling with stealth mode startups, according to a story on Byte and Switch, Light Reading's sister Website devoted to storage networking.
Khosla, a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a legendary figure in venture capital circles, is taking a close interest in Zambeel Inc., a startup building a file-based network attached storage (NAS) device, the Byte and Switch story says (see Khosla's Back, Backing Stealth Startup).
Zambeel is a “top play” in the Kleiner Perkins portfolio, Khosla told Byte and Switch senior editor Jo Maitland yesterday. That's significant, bearing in mind that Khosla has picked some real winners (along with a few losers) among optical networking startups.
Zambeel is in the news because Darren Thomas, former VP of Compaq Computer Corp.’s (NYSE: CPQ) enterprise storage group, has joined Zambeel as president and CEO. Thomas says he’s angling to get Khosla to serve on Zambeel’s board.
— Peter Heywood, Founding Editor, Light Reading