Born in 1959, Mary Meeker is an American venture capitalist and former Wall Street securities analyst. Meeker joined Merrill Lynch as a stockbroker in 1982; she later covered the technology sector as an analyst at Salomon Brothers and consumer software industries at Morgan Stanley.
In 1995, Meeker and Chris DePuy published “The Internet Report,” a landmark Morgan Stanley industry report that became known as “the bible” for investors in the dot-com boom. She led other Morgan Stanley reports over the years on online advertising, e-commerce, evolution of search, the Internet in China, and the mobile Internet. In 2010, Meeker left her position as a managing director at Morgan Stanley and head of the bank’s global technology research team to become a partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers where she has participated in over 20 deals.
Meeker holds a B.A. in psychology from DePauw University and an MBA in finance from Cornell University.