Mary Meeker, a Wall Street analyst turned venture capitalist, is one of the most respected Internet experts in the industry. As a top Morgan Stanley technology analyst in the 1990s, Meeker achieved cult-like status on Wall Street for her predictions about the scope and impact of the Internet. In the mid-90s, Meeker’s “Internet Report” became known as “the Bible” for tech investors, but the subsequent dot-com crash dented her reputation.
In late 2010, Meeker left her role as head of Morgan Stanley’s global technology research team to become a partner at Silicon Valley venture capital titan Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Meeker serves on the board of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s mobile payments startup Square, and was involved in KPCB’s investments in Twitter and Spotify, among other companies