How Important is ‘Mobile’ for the Top Tech Companies?

So what sort of priority do you think the top U.S. private companies that have raised funding at a $1B+ valuation give to the ‘mobile’ space?

Well, here’s an excellent summary provided by CB Insights, which shows how 12 of tech’s high flyers are doing in this important area. Results by data and commentary are listed below on each app specifically.

Consistent Category Leaders – These companies are at or near the top of their category within mobile.

  • Snapchat
  • Dropbox
  • Uber
  • Pinterest
  • Evernote
Consistent But Not Category Leading – App store data is consistent but these guys are not dominating their genre.
  • Airbnb
  • Autommatic

Volatile – This group has seen fairly significant movements in app store ranks over time.

  • Box
  • Gilt Groupe
  • Wayfair

Losing Ground – A couple of billion dollar valued companies whose consumer mobile app ranking looks like its going in the wrong direction

  • Square (Wallet app)
  • Fanatics

Source: CB Insights

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