Mary Meeker’s report has become an annual touchstone for the tech community, drawing more praise and criticism and attention with each publication. “Mary Meeker’s words can sway even casual investors” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. But first who is she and what makes her opinion so special to other voices out there?
Meeker is a partner in the venture capital company Kleiner, Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). This company has also released a website showcasing all of Meekers’ past Internet Trends reports.
Meeker joined the company after leaving Morgan Stanley in 2010, and she later investing in peer-to-peer lending startup Lending Club after a long break in such activity in 2012. She is also a former Wall Street analyst besides her activities as a venture capitalist.
Mary Meeker has dedicated some slides to bitcoin and Crypto as part of her latest Internet Trends 2014 Code Conference report. This is probably because there is a shifting stance toward Bitcoin and the general public is also more accepting of Bitcoin and Crypto in general in the US.