Actor and angel investor Ashton Kutcher says he will invest only in companies that have a mobile component. He made the revelation in an interview I hosted on-stage at the CTIA wireless conference.
Kutcher, who has played lead roles in Hollywood films such as "Dude, Where's My Car?," "Just Married," and "What Happens in Vegas," is a backer of some of the world's hottest start-ups, including Square, Uber, AirBNB, and Spotify.
However, Kutcher criticized mobile platforms like Apple's iOS, Android, and Windows for making it too-hard to discover new apps, holding back the industry's growth. And in a bold move, given his audience, he criticized mobile carriers, saying that they should move beyond their focus on cellular plans.