NEW YORK -- Venture capitalist Fred Wilson doesn't expect Apple to be in the upper echelon of tech companies in 2020, saying the top three will be Goo

VC Fred Wilson: Apple won't rule tech in 2020

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2022-05-13 19:30:11

NEW YORK -- Venture capitalist Fred Wilson doesn't expect Apple to be in the upper echelon of tech companies in 2020, saying the top three will be Google, Facebook, "and one that we've never heard of."

Apple is "just too rooted in the hardware, they don't have anything in the cloud," he said Tuesday, speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt event here. "They don't think about data." Apple shares were recently up less than a percentage point, or $2.08, to $594.66.

Wilson, co-founder and partner at venture capital firm Union Square Ventures, is known for investing early in companies that have grown into major forces in technology and the Web, such as Twitter, Foursquare, and Kickstarter.

However, he didn't see Twitter in one of the very top spots in the coming years. "Twitter maybe will be maybe four, five, six, seven -- but I'm not sure they'll be one or two," he said.

The final unknown company rounding out the top three? Wilson says he doesn't know for sure which one it is, but he hopes he's already found it among his portfolio.

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