“Geek heroes and cheap computing” – Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report 2013 explains the next gen of entrepreneurs


Mary Meeker, the Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers partner with her finger on the pulse of the state of the web (if not on imaginative Powerpoint reports) has published her latest release on the state of the consumer internet…


Meeker kicks off the 117-slide release with some solid facts – including global usage growth (and key territories), mobile usage, biggest web properties and mobile traffic.

She goes on to delve deeper into the existing and potential areas of growth such as massive mobile uptake, photo sharing, wearable tech, fitness tech and “drivable and flyable” tech.

According to the report, there are 2.4 billion internet users around the world and this has helped to spawn a new generation of entrepreneurs, based on the financial crises, “geek heroes” and cheap computing.

Meeker believes this generation is different in terms of being the most enabled entrepreneurs ever – “zero -> one million users in record times”, stated one slide. Additionally, more people are turning passion into businesses – especially via the internet – with the likes of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, Goodreads founder Ottis Chandler and Pinterest founder Ben Silbermanm all mentioned.

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