Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of the
premier Silicon Valley investors at one of its premier venture
capital firms, is leaving her position in an abrupt, high-profile
splitting of the firm she helped lead.
Meeker is leading an exodus of late-stage investors from Kleiner
Perkins in its most dramatic shake-up since legendary investor
John Doerr stepped back from his role more than two years ago.
Meeker’s exit — she, along with three of her partners, will form
a new firm — will undoubtedly deal a hard blow to Kleiner
Perkins, given her high profile in the business community and her
stature as by far the most senior woman in venture capital.