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Star tech analyst Mary Meeker joins Kleiner Perkins

November 29, 2010: 8:46 AM ET

Kleiner Perkins just announced that star tech analyst Mary Meeker has agreed to join the firm as a partner, after having spent most of the past decade with Morgan Stanley (MS).

KP has been searching for a "digital media" partner for a while now, as part of a new $750 million fund the firm is raising (it's also raising $650 million for its next "general" fund). Not sure if Meeker fits that role, or if she is more of an opportunistic hire (my guess is the latter, but I am not yet sure).

According to a press release, Meeker will relocate from New York to Silicon Valley.

"KPCB has a long and exceptional track record of helping entrepreneurs build world-changing ventures and launch new industries," Meeker said in a prepared statement. "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."

Here is a copy of Meeker's recent presentation at the Web 2.0 Conference:

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Dan Primack
Dan Primack
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Dan Primack joined Fortune.com in September 2010 to cover deals and dealmakers, from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road. Previously, Dan was an editor-at-large with Thomson Reuters, where he launched both peHUB.com and the peHUB Wire email service. In a past journalistic life, Dan ran a community paper in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He currently lives just outside of Boston.

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