Morgan Stanley Tech Analyst Mary Meeker Joins Kleiner Perkins As Partner

Longtime technology analyst Mary Meeker is leaving Morgan Stanley for greener pastures at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She will join the firm as a partner.

Mary Meeker joined Morgan Stanley in 1991 as the Firm’s PC Software/Hardware & New Media analyst. At the investment bank, she served as a Managing Director, and led the Global Technology Research Team that covered Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, Microsoft and others. Prior to her role at the investment bank, she served as a Technology Research Analyst at Cowen and at Solomon Brothers.

In a release Kleiner partner John Doerr said: “Mary was an early supporter of some of the biggest technology investment winners of the past 20 years…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.”

Meeker is known for her ability to spot and forecast trends in the consumer internet space. Each year she presents a data set at Web 2.0—this year her presentation addressed the future of mobile. You can also see our coverage from Meeker’s presentations in 2008 and 2009.