The tech and VC world is not particularly disposed to celebrating holidays or annual traditions, perhaps with one exception: the release of Mary Meeker’s epic Internet Trends Report. Today, at ReCode‘s Code Conference, the veteran Kleiner Perkins partner and patron saint of slide decks dropped some knowledge about the current state of the Internet.
This year’s report is notable for a number of reasons, not least of which is its size. At 294 slides in total, it’s second only to last year’s epic deck, the size of which Crunchbase News covered at the time.
The chart below shows the length of reports compiled by Meeker and her colleagues stretching all the way back to 2004.
The 61-slide decline between 2017 and 2018 marks a seventeen percent slide, the largest such slip since 2009.
Of course, as we noted last year, the report’s scope has only managed to grow over the years following Meeker’s transition from Morgan Stanley to a partner role at Kleiner Perkins in late 2010.
The informational largesse of Meeker and the team of folks who put together this report every year is appreciated by founders, venture capitalists, researchers, and, yes, technology reporters.
For those of you who want to pore over prior years’ reports, we’ve included links to them below:
- 2004 Report (Direct PDF Download)
- 2005 Report (Direct PDF Download)
- 2006 Report (Slideshare)
- 2007 Report (Direct PDF Download)
- 2008 Report (Slideshare)
- 2009 Report (Slideshare)
- 2010 Report (Slideshare)
- 2011 Report (Slideshare)
- 2012 Report (Slideshare)
- 2013 Report (Slideshare)
- 2014 Report (KPCB Blog)
- 2015 Report (KPCB Blog)
- 2016 Report (KPCB Blog)
- 2017 Report (Slideshare)
- 2018 Report (Slideshare)
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