Khosla Ventures, Investing in Ethanol

By Erica Plambeck, Joshua Spitzer
2007 | Case No. E229
“Khosla Ventures: Investing in Ethanol” presents the background and premise of Khosla Ventures’ investments in the ethanol value chain. It asks students to determine where in the ethanol value chain Khosla should consider investing, how the firm should invest in strategic innovations, and how the firm should engage the complex non-market environment surrounding the ethanol value chain. The case study should be paired with Stanford GSB case study number OIT-52, “A Technical Note on Ethanol as a Motor Fuel.”
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