Tag: Khosla

Khosla differentiates KiOR from other failed pre-revenue IPOs

Khosla differentiates KiOR from other failed pre-revenue IPOs

[ 0 ] May 9, 2011 |

In California, Technology Review asked Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, whether pre-revenue companies such as KiOR should be attemtping IPOs. The publication asked Khosla to explain the differences between companies such as KiOR and Nanosys, whose pre-revenue IPO Khosla had decried in a 2004 speech at Stanford University. In a letter to the publication, […]

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KiOR files $100M IPO – the complete Digest analysis

KiOR files $100M IPO – the complete Digest analysis

[ 4 ] April 13, 2011 |

Khosla-backed pyrolysis venture heads for the public markets. Is the IPO window still open? Will this one fly? Should it? The Digest looks at the technology, the team, the progress, the economics, the proof, and the prospects. In New York, KiOR filed its $100 million IPO with Credit Suisse, UBS and Goldman Sachs as underwriters. […]

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Resistance is futile: Codexis and the chase for low-cost cellulosic sugars

Resistance is futile: Codexis and the chase for low-cost cellulosic sugars

[ 0 ] February 4, 2011 |

In California, Codexis yesterday announced a stunning 29% increase in revenue,  to $107.1 million, driven by a 77% increase in sales of pharmaceutical products, from $18.6 million in 2009 to $32.8 million in 2010, and increases in collaborative R&D and government grants. With operating expenses growing by only 2 percent, the company swung from a […]

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Top Biofuels Tweets: "Robert Rapier is not buying what Vinod Khosla is trying to sell."

Top Biofuels Tweets: "Robert Rapier is not buying what Vinod Khosla is trying to sell."

[ 0 ] January 28, 2011 |

HarvardResearch: Researcher argues U.S. government support of biofuels is a textbook example of ill-conceived policy GLBioenergy: Why is biotechnology so important to biofuels research? Check out GLBRC’s Bioenergy 101 section: EnergyCollectiv: Robert Rapier is not buying what Vinod Khosla is trying to sell on #biofuels SustainableNet: Lux Research: Bioplastics Biofuels Partnership Opportunities Drying Up – […]

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KiOR raises $90 million; at the forefront of new generation pyrolysis

KiOR raises $90 million; at the forefront of new generation pyrolysis

[ 0 ] May 26, 2010 |

In Texas, Earth2Tech profiled the early-stage pyrolysis venture KiOR, which is producing 15 barrels per day of biocrude using its fast pyrolysis technology and a proprietary catalyst which produces fuel with 92 percent lower carbon emissions fossil-based crude oil. The company raised a total of $90 million in a Series B funding round, and is […]

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