Vinod Khosla invests in Michael Arrington’s CrunchFundChandan Raj
Michael Arrington revealed at an education focused Startup Weekend event in Seattle that Vinod Khosla - the well-known venture capitalist and entrepreneur who co-founded Sun Microsystems, is one of the investors in his new firm – CrunchFund which is an early stage venture capital firm founded last month by him and Patrick Gallagher, after his infamous exit from TechCrunch which he founded in 2005.Arrington, wearing his green ‘UNPAID BLOGGER’ t-shirt broke the news while he was interviewing Khosla at the event. The firm has already raised its inaugural $20 million fund in September of 2011 and is backed by TechCrunch current owner AOL, Accel Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman.
During the interview, Arrington called Khosla as a “badass” and Khosla also admitted that he’s not really known as a polite guy, but he comes by it honestly. “I sort of had a habit at age 12 of insulting priests in India, because it was fun for me. I was a troll,” Khosla said. “There is fun in that. If there’s a lot of conventional wisdom, challenging it is fun.”
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Watch a short video of the interview from YouTube below.
- Chandan Raj