Neeru Khosla

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Neeru Khosla
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Khosla speaking at TEDxNYED, an education-focused event, 2010
Born1955/1956 (age 62–63)[1]
Alma materSan Jose State University
Stanford Graduate School of Education
Known forCo-founder and chair, CK12 Foundation
Board member ofWikimedia Foundation
Spouse(s)Vinod Khosla

Neeru Khosla (born 1955/1956) is the co-founder and chair of the non-profit CK12 Foundation.

Early life[edit]

Having grown up in India and England, Khosla wanted to be a doctor. She had an aptitude for science, but the prerequisite for medicine of animal dissection pushed her to pursue microbiology instead.[2]

Khosla focused her studies in India on science and moved to the U.S. shortly after marrying Vinod Khosla in 1980. Around the time he co-founded Sun Microsystems, she earned a master's degree in molecular biology from San Jose State University. Soon, she started a job studying gene expression at Stanford University.[2] She also has a master's degree in education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.[3]


In December 2008, it was announced that Khosla had been appointed to the Wikimedia Foundation advisory board.[4] She has been on the boards of other organizations including the American India Foundation and DonorsChoose.[5]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to the billionaire engineer and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, her "childhood boyfriend".[1][6] They have four children.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b Savchuk, Katia. "Neeru Khosla, Wife Of Billionaire Venture Capitalist, Wants To Fix Education With Software". Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The Reinvention of Neeru Khosla". 2014-03-28. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  3. ^ Cassidy, Mike (January 22, 2012). "Cassidy: Don't bet against Neeru Khosla's idea to save our schools". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Neeru Khosla to Become Wikipedia Advisor Dec 2008
  5. ^ Meersschaert, Kate (October 8, 2012). "Profile: Neeru Khosla". New Learning Times. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  6. ^ Holson, Laura M. "A Capitalist Venturing in the World of Computers and Religion". Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  7. ^ Levin, Bess. "Tech Billionaire Takes "Get Off My Lawn!" Case to the Supreme Court". Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Indian-American venture capitalist Vinod Khosla hosts dinner for Obama - Times of India". Retrieved 31 August 2018.

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