Besides spectrum, nothing is more critical to the growth of the wireless sector than developing and deploying capital investment. In the following video clips top venture capitalists identify their key projects and defend their investment thesis among their fellow investors.
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Rich Wong, Partner at Accel Partners, says the companies with the biggest opportunities in mobile are shifting from advertising and gaming to other verticals, such as healthcare and education.
For the first time in about 30 years, John Malloy, Investment Partner at BlueRun Ventures, says the U.S. is the epicenter for mobile innovation.
Tom Huseby, Managing Partner of SeaPoint Ventures, says location services can provide great value to consumers but companies must protect their customers' privacy.
Rick Bolander, Managing Director of Gabriel Venture Partners, says there's a huge opportunity to use mobile in the classroom so education is more accessible and makes a difference in students' lives.
When Scott Ford, Managing Director at OpenAir Equity Partners, invests in wireless companies, he looks for business models that transform industries. He's seen examples of this from the auto industry, where companies are developing in-dash wireless applications that provide a driver with information and entertainment to agriculture, where companies use wireless to gather data to more efficiently grow crops.