Morgan Stanley Analyst Mary Meeker Moving To Kleiner Perkins

Mary Meeker, Morgan Stanley’s head of global technology research and the analyst once dubbed “Queen of the Net” in the 1990s dot-com boom era, is heading to the roots of where that Internet boom began.

Meeker is joining Silicon Valley venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a partner, said KPCB partner John Doerr. The Menlo Park, Calif., venture firm was one of the prime backers of the early wave of Internet companies such as Netscape Communications, Inc. and, later, Google Inc.

Doerr said Meeker is joining KPCB’s digital practice, where she will invest in start-up technology companies and help current KPCB-backed companies grow. Doerr said KPCB is adding to its digital practice as “a third wave of innovation” combining social networking, mobile and e-commerce creates investment opportunities.

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