When it comes to startups, I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase Unicorn thrown around enough for one lifetime. It’s a phrase coined in 2013 by Aileen Lee to describe startups that are valued at over $1 billion. Some of the startups who would be included on this list include companies like Snapchat, Twitter, and Uber.
If you’re looking for a success story, Unicorns can often be pointed to as the epitome of startup success. It’s these companies that you often find being written about in the media and that rise from the dust into household names within a few short years.
Over the last few years, there has been a surge in the number mobile startups that have reached Unicorn status. The world is becoming more and more mobile as more people from across the globe are able to access and use mobile devices. [pullquote]As mobile adoption continues to rise around the world, the number of opportunities for makers to create a mobile unicorn also continues to rise.[/pullquote]
In most circles, the people who we often talk about when describing success for these Unicorns consists of the founders and early team. While it’s no question that these individuals are a key reason many of these companies have found massive success – we often overlook another group of people. One group that is often overlooked is the investors who saw the future before the rest of their peers. The investors who jumped on board before the success was written on the board and traction was obvious.
As shows like Shark Tank continue to rise in popularity, more young people are intrigued by the idea of investing and raising capital from investors. As this appetite for investors continues to rise amongst entrepreneurs, it’s important that entrepreneurs are equipped with knowledge into understanding which investors can help them achieve their goals. Some entrepreneurs have dreams of creating the next Unicorn while others just want to create a thriving business. As an entrepreneur, the key is to recognize that when you’re raising a round of capital, it’s important to have investors on your side who you can trust, rely on and if possible – have a reputation for success.
If you’ve ever wondered, which investors have had the ability to predict the future, then you’ll love this infographic and report. It’s a simple infographic highlighting the investors who have the most made investments (pre-$15M total) in mobile startups that eventually turned into mobile unicorns.
Bonus: Download the Mobile Midas touch report for free to learn more about these investors and the methodology that went into finding the investors for this infographic.