High-profile investor and analyst Mary Meeker is starting her own investment fund. : Meeker, considered one of Silicon Valley's most powerful female investors, announced on Friday she is leaving venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins -- one of the oldest investment firms in the region. She served as partner for eight years. Meeker has a reputation for backing well-known companies, such as Facebook (FB), Airbnb, Spotify, Slack, Twitter (TWTR) and Instacart. She's also well-known for her annual "Internet Trends" report that looks at the state of the industry. Meeker did not immediately respond to request for comment.