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Encyclopedia > Mary Meeker
Mary Meeker at the Web 2.0 conference, 2005
Mary Meeker at the Web 2.0 conference, 2005

Mary G. Meeker (born September ??, 1958 in rural Portland, Indiana, USA) is an influential[1] Wall Street securities analyst and investment banker primarily associated with dot coms and the 1990s internet bubble. On September 30, 2005, Tim OReilly wrote a piece summarizing his view of Web 2. ... Portland is a city in Jay County, Indiana, United States. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Elaborate marble facade of NYSE as seen from the intersection of Broad and Wall Streets For other uses, see Wall Street (disambiguation). ... A financial analyst (or research analyst, equity analyst, Wall Street analyst) work with financial analysis. ... An investment banker works for an investment bank. ... A Dot-com company, or simply a dot-com, was any company that promoted itself as an Internet business during the Dot-com boom. ... bubbles are things that you make out of soap. ...

Meeker became known as "Queen of the Net" after being dubbed so by Barron's Magazine in 1998[2]. Barrons magazine is an American weekly newspaper covering U.S. financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics. ...

Meeker holds a B.A. in psychology from DePauw University (1981) and a M.B.A. in finance from Cornell University (1986). A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... Psychological science redirects here. ... This school is not to be confused with DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, which has a similar pronunciation. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. ... Cornell redirects here. ...


In 1982, Meeker joined Merrill Lynch as a stockbroker. After graduate school, she began as an analyst covering the technology sector at Salomon Brothers in 1986. She worked for SG Cowen during 1990-91 before moving to Morgan Stanley to specialize in covering the personal computer and new media industries. Merrill Lynch & Co. ... A stock broker or stockbroker or stock brokerage is someone or a firm who performs transactions in financial instruments on a stock market as an agent of his/her/its clients who are unable or unwilling to trade for themselves. ... This article deals with Salomon Brothers. ... SG Cowen, the US Investment bank specialised in Technology and Healthcare,is part of Société Générale Group, one of Europes most profitable banks. ... Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is one of the largest and the most reputed investment banks headquartered in New York City. ... New Media is the marriage of mediated communications technologies with digital computers. ...

In the early 1990s[citation needed], while spending time with Ozzy Osbourne and Jim Manzi of Lotus Notes and Steve Case of America Online and watching a demo by John Gage of Sun Microsystems, Meeker began to appreciate that online connectivity could transform the way people communicate as well as the operation of all industries[citation needed]. She became known as an early Wall Street champion of the Internet. In August 1995, Morgan Stanley (with Meeker as research analyst) served as lead manager for the initial public offering of Netscape Communications. Later that year, Meeker and Chris DePuy at Morgan Stanley, published "The Internet Report", a landmark Morgan Stanley industry report which became known as "the bible" for investors in the dot com boom[3] and went into popular circulation. In 1996 and 1997, Morgan Stanley published similar landmark reports led by Meeker on internet advertising and e-commerce. Ozzy redirects here. ... The former Chairman, President and CEO of Lotus Development Corporation, Jim Manzi is widely regarded as a pioneer in workgroup computing. ... Lotus Notes is a client-server collaborative software and e-mail system owned by Lotus Software, of the IBM Software Group. ... Steve Case (born August 21, 1958) is a businessman best known as the co-founder and former chief executive officer and chairman of America Online (AOL). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... John Burdette Gage (born 1942), is one of the original employees of Sun Microsystems; in 1982 he joined Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy, Bill Joy, Andy Bechtolsheim,and fifteen others to found Sun. ... Sun Microsystems, Inc. ... Online advertising is a form of advertising utilizing the Internet and World Wide Web in order to deliver marketing messages and attract customers. ... Electronic commerce, EC, e-commerce or ecommerce consists primarily of the distributing, buying, selling, marketing, and servicing of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. ...

Cover of Meeker & DePuy's landmark 1995 report
Cover of Meeker & DePuy's landmark 1995 report

Successful stocks Meeker championed early on included Microsoft, Netscape, AOL, Amazon.com, Yahoo! and eBay. Failed picks included AOL after its takeover of Time Warner, Excite@Home, drugstore.com, and priceline.com. Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... For other uses, see AOL (disambiguation). ... Amazon. ... Yahoo redirects here. ... This article is about the online auction center. ... For other uses, see AOL (disambiguation). ... A takeover in business refers to one company (the acquirer, or bidder) purchasing another (the target). ... Time Warner Inc. ... Excite Excite is an Internet portal with an included search engine. ... drugstore. ... Priceline. ...

Meeker was vilified in the press [4] as one of a number of star analysts who were questioned in fraud investigations after the bursting of the dot com bubble in 2000. Meeker was not charged with any wrongdoing, although several colleagues were charged and Morgan Stanley and nine other investment firms were compelled to participate in a global legal settlement. The Global Settlement was a legal settlement reached to resolve issues of conflict of interest at brokerage firms. ...

As of March 2006, Meeker is a managing director at Morgan Stanley, serving as leader of the investment bank's global technology research team with a particular focus on the 21st century internet boom in China (in 2004, Morgan Stanley published Meeker's "China Internet Report").

See also

Henry Blodget (born 1966) is a former securities analyst who was senior Internet analyst for Merrill Lynch during the dot-com bubble. ... Frank Quattrone (born 1956) is a former investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston who helped bring dozens of companies public during the 1990s tech boom, including Netscape, Cisco, and Amazon. ... Andy Kessler is an author of books on business and technology, and has also contributed to The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Forbes, The Weekly Standard, the Los Angeles Times, and The American Spectator. ... Ozzy redirects here. ...

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