Mike Kourey

Summary

Mike Kourey is a partner at Khosla Ventures who is passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs and helping to build companies across a broad array of sectors. At KV, Mike leverages his extensive background as an operator and entrepreneur and serves as an active board member at several portfolio companies. Most recently, he was a director of The Climate Corporation, an agriculture analytics and risk-management company, which Monsanto Company [NYSE:MON] acquired for approximately $1 billion.

Mike also provides venture assistance to a number of companies in a variety of sectors, including healthtech, adaptable ASIC, real-time advertising analytics, agricultural software, automotive and energy through his work at AliveCor, eASIC, Metamarkets, Granular, Transonic and Varentec. He also recently worked closely with RingCentral [NYSE:RNG], a cloud-based communications solutions provider, to coach them through their successful initial public offering.

Prior to joining Khosla Ventures, Mike served as the chief financial officer and a board member at Polycom, which he joined as employee number seven—pre-financing. He drove Polycom’s revenue growth from a standing start to $1.5 billion in 2011. Previously, Mike was vice president of operations at service provider infrastructure company Verilink Corporation.

Mike is a board member at Riverbed Technology, Aruba Networks and several private companies and is an advisory board member at the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management.

Mike holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in business administration from Santa Clara University.

Mike is a partner at Khosla Ventures who is passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs and helping to build companies across a broad array of sectors. At KV, Mike leverages his extensive background as an operator and entrepreneur and serves as an active board member at …

Mike is a partner at Khosla Ventures who is passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs and helping to build companies across a broad array of sectors. At KV, Mike leverages his extensive background as an operator and entrepreneur and serves as an active board member at several portfolio companies. Most recently, he was a director of The Climate Corporation, an agriculture analytics and risk-management company, which Monsanto Company [NYSE:MON] acquired for approximately $1 billion.

Mike also provides venture assistance to a number of companies in a variety of sectors including healthtech, adaptable ASIC, real-time advertising analytics, agricultural software, automotive and energy through his work at AliveCor, eASIC, Metamarkets, Granular, Transonic and Varentec. He also recently worked closely with RingCentral [NYSE:RNG], a cloud-based communications solutions provider, to coach them through their successful initial public offering.

Prior to joining Khosla Ventures, Mike held several leadership positions at Polycom, a collaboration solutions provider, which he joined as employee number seven—pre-financing and pre-product. During his tenure, Mike held the roles of vice president of manufacturing and later served as chief financial officer (CFO), executive vice president of finance and administration, board member and honorary founder. Mike led a variety of organic and inorganic growth initiatives at the global unified collaboration market leader, which drove the company’s revenue growth from a standing start to a record $1.5 billion with 23-percent growth in 2011 and stock appreciation of 850-percent from IPO to the announcement of his departure.

Previously, Mike was vice president of operations at service provider infrastructure company, Verilink Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mike held various leadership and project management positions at David Systems, Osborne Computers and Fairchild.

Mike also enjoys assisting growth companies through independent board work. He is currently a board member at networking leaders Riverbed Technology and Aruba Networks, having joined each company prior to their initial public offerings.

Mike is an advisory board member at the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management and previously was on the advisory board of the Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business for more than a decade. Periodically, he lectures at Stanford University.

Mike holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in business administration from Santa Clara University.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family on the slopes and on the water.

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