Irene Au

Design Partner, Khosla Ventures.


If you have used the internet at all, you have been impacted by Irene’s work. Irene Au is Design Partner at Khosla Ventures, where she works with portfolio companies to make their design great. Irene has unprecedented experience building and leading User Experience teams, as she built and led the entire UX team at Google (2006-2012), Yahoo! (1998-2006), and Udacity (2012-2014). She began her career as an interaction designer at Netscape Communications, where she designed the internet’s first commercial web browser.

Irene also teaches yoga and meditation at Avalon Art and Yoga Center, one of Palo Alto’s oldest and most established yoga studios.