Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) added technology analyst Mary Meeker as a partner.
Meeker, who will be based in Silicon Valley, will help guide social, mobile and new commerce internet companies worldwide. She comes from Morgan Stanley, where she led the Global Technology Research Team and covered Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Microsoft and other companies.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1991, Meeker served as a technology research analyst at Cowen and at Salomon Brothers.
Commenting on the announcement, she said: “We’re at the beginning of another great wave of tech innovation and I am incredibly excited by the opportunity to help the next generation of Internet technologies and leaders”.
KPCB partner John Doerr added: “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”.