We predict the next billion-dollar "unicorn" startups will emerge from the following two industries - the Internet of Things and Cybersecurity - both of which are inter-connected.
The following six companies could very well become unicorns that survive and thrive in the next two years - no matter the market conditions. We hope they become IPOs to reward their smart, early investors. These are the hottest startups to watch - and will become billion dollar startups if they continue to execute with people, product, timing, and lean/frugal spending.
#1 The Internet of Things ("IoT") - Home, Drones and Cars
Old: Dropcam, GoPro, FitBit
New Top Startups: Navdy, Temboo, Parrot Drones
#2 Cybersecurity Startups - Crowdsourced and Agile Cybersecurity
Old: Fireeye, Palo Alto Networks
New Top Startups: Synack Labs, SiftScience, Lookout Mobile
Here's an in-depth video describing the next billion dollar companies and what we should expect for 2016, 2017, 2018 and beyond: