Mary Meeker joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in December 2010. She focuses on investments in the firm’s digital practice and helps lead KPCB’s Digital Growth Funds, targeting high-growth Internet companies that have achieved rapid adoption and scale. Mary serves on the boards of Square, Lending Club and DocuSign and has been involved in KPCB’s investments in SoundCloud, LegalZoom, Spotify, Twitter, Instacart, NextDoor, Stance, slack, Bitstrips, Houzz, Affectiva, One Kings Lane, Trendyol and Jawbone. She also previously led KPCB’s investments in Waze (acquired by Google), JD.com (NASDAQ: JD), Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB).
From 1991 to 2010 she worked at Morgan Stanley and served as managing director and research analyst. Since beginning her career as a securities analyst in 1986, Mary has focused on discovering and understanding emerging technology trends, building relationships with visionary entrepreneurs and supporting category-defining companies during their critical phases of market adoption and growth.
A prolific writer, Mary is the co-author of the industry-defining books The Internet Report (1995) and The Internet Advertising Report (1996). She is also the co-author of The Internet Retailing Report (1997), The Online Classified Advertising Report: It’s About Search/Find/Obtain (SFO) (2002), The China Internet Report (2004), The Mobile Internet Report (2009), and The Technology IPO Yearbooks. Beyond technology, Mary (and Liang Wu) created USA, Inc. (2011), an award winning, non-partisan report / video that looks at the U.S. government (and its financials) from a business perspective. Mary’s reports (including her annual Internet Trends presentations) are widely read around the world.
While at Morgan Stanley, Mary covered emerging technology companies that have created more than 500,000 jobs over more than two decades and have increased their collective market value by more than $1.5 trillion dollars, as of September 2014. These companies include Activision, Adobe, Alibaba, Amazon.com, Apple, Dell, eBay, Electronic Arts, Google, Intuit, Microsoft, priceline.com and Yahoo!. Mary is credited with having a deep understanding of what makes businesses succeed and fail.
Mary graduated from DePauw University with B.A. degree and received an M.B.A. from Cornell University and an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from DePauw.
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