Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers put out a presentation on SlideShare.net on the current trends in the internet. It’s the deck that she presented at the D11 conference last week. It’s an interesting collection of data. Some of it is expected, some of it not so much, but in aggregate it gives a nice picture of how things are going and what entrepreneurs should be considering as they start a company.
This is not a great presentation to skim because it is so information rich, but if that’s all the time you have, then at least skim it over. I think the data on mobile and the move towards wearable tech is very interesting. The information about the various tech companies and their gross margins is less so. If you watch the video from D11, she glosses over it herself. She might have had some reason behind the slide, but without any context, the information feels misleading. So, give the presentation a look and I’m sure you’ll glean some useful tidbits from it.