Vinod Khosla is one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems and became a General Partner of the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers in 1986. In 2004 Mr. Khosla formed his own firm: Khosla Ventures. He also invested in an Indian Microfinance NGO, SKS Microfinance, which lends small loans to poor women in rural India. In 2006, Mr. Khosla founded ck12.org that aims to develop open source textbooks and lower the cost of education in America and the rest of the world. He has been labeled the #1 VC by Forbes and Fortune recently labeled him as one the nation's most influential ethanol advocates. Mr. Khosla went on to receive degrees from the IIT Delhi, India (Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering), Carnegie Mellon University (Masters in Biomedical Engineering), and Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA).