04 September, 2014

Mobile Interent Consolidator pyramid

There are now at least 25 billion-dollar mobile internet companies. Some are virtually household names, like Uber and Dropbox, Snapchat and WhatsApp. Others you may never have heard of, like GungHo and Airwatch and RocketFuel.
But all of them have two things in common: a minimum billion-dollar value and unprecedented speed.
“Mobile Internet first mover advantage is more extreme than in any other technology market in history, with a direct relationship between total value created and value created per year,” says Digi-Capital’s Tim Merel. “First movers have delivered unprecedented value at an unheard of rate, so dominating quickly is worth its weight in gold.”
Merel details the growth of the mobile Internet in his latest report, a massive 500-page review of mobile Internet investment. The hefty tome also documents his forecast of more than $700 billion in mobile revenue by 2017, plus the $61 billion in mergers, acquisitions, and investments in the mobile Internet in the past 12 months.