The Visionary List: Meet The Women Over 50 Shaping The Future Of Science, Technology And Art
12 Aug 2021
In 2011, billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, then 56, told an audience in Bangalore that “people under 35 are the people who make change happen. People over 45 basically die in terms of new ideas.”
Khosla defied his own stereotype when, six years later, he became a seed investor in Metawave, a radar company founded by then-54-year-old Maha Achour. The longtime entrepreneur and MIT-trained physicist is using advanced aerial imaging and technology to help self-driving cars operate smoothly through every weather condition.
“Experience is everything,” she says of how her age has helped her start and grow her company. “I had to build the brain behind the radar, because all the previous radars were not as effective and didn’t have enough power.”