Chi-Hua Chien of the Kleiner Perkins’ iFund gave a talk at iPhoneDevCamp 3 this weekend, leaving developers full of promise, even as Microsoft begins a flirtation with the same.

Among other nuggets, the slideshow presentation attached reveals that the rate of growth of iPhone sales and of subsequent App Store purchases already eclipses the early stage growth of iTunes and the iPod. The slides also reveal Kleiner Perkins iFund has funded seven companies from among 4,000 ideas reviewed so far, while two firms in receipt of funding have yet to be revealed.

At the end of the three day event, 54 iPhone applications and related projects were demonstrated to developers and a series of iPhone app developer prizes were given.

About the Author