MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) today announced that premier technology analyst Mary Meeker has joined the firm as a partner. She brings extraordinary expertise to help guide and accelerate the success of social, mobile and new commerce internet companies.
“KPCB has a long and exceptional track record of helping entrepreneurs build world-changing ventures and launch new industries,” said Meeker. “We’re at the beginning of another great wave of tech innovation and I am incredibly excited by the opportunity to help the next generation of Internet technologies and leaders.”
Meeker has been widely credited with an uncanny ability to spot big-picture Internet trends over the past two decades and has earned a reputation as one of the smartest and most respected leaders in technology. She was early to champion the Internet, e-commerce, globalization and, most recently, mobile and social networking. She comes to KPCB from Morgan Stanley, where she led the Global Technology Research Team and covered Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Microsoft and many other companies.
“Mary was an early supporter of some of the biggest technology investment winners of the past 20 years,” said KPCB partner John Doerr. “Her advice and support are already highly sought after by entrepreneurs and in this new role, she will be able to spend even more time providing more direct assistance.”
“Mary’s experience, insight and deep connections will benefit innovators worldwide,” said Ted Schlein, KPCB partner. “Her unique expertise in predicting Internet technology, social and mobile trends—including their direction and scale—is a huge advantage for rapidly growing ventures.”
Meeker will be based in Silicon Valley and will travel often to New York and Asia. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1991, Meeker served as a technology research analyst at Cowen and at Salomon Brothers. She received a master’s in finance from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University.
About Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Since its founding in 1972, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has backed entrepreneurs in over 500 ventures, including AOL, Amazon, Citrix, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Google, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Netscape, Sun, Symantec, Verisign and Zynga. KPCB portfolio companies employ more than 250,000 people. More than 150 of the firm's portfolio companies have gone public. Many other ventures have achieved success through mergers and acquisitions.
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