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CNBC Unveils First-Ever CNBC Upstart 25

Throughout the Week, CNBC Spotlights Startups that Have the Potential to be Tomorrow's Household Names

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., February 28, 2017―CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced its first-ever CNBC Upstart 25, a diverse list of promising young startups that are building brands, breaking industry barriers, and scaling quickly on the path to becoming tomorrow's household names.

CNBC revealed the list across the network's multiple platforms and is featuring special coverage on CNBC's "Squawk Alley" (M-F, 11AM-12PM ET) and on CNBC Digital this week. CNBC.com's special report, CNBC.com/Upstart25, includes the full list of ranked companies, original digital videos, articles and the methodology for the list.

Following are the CNBC Upstart 25 companies:

1. Zume Pizza
2. MobileQubes
3. SafeTrek
4. Markit Opportunity
5. Cloudistics
6. Virtru
7. Superpedestrian
8. LOLA
9. Ellevest
10. Guardicore
11. Dia&Co
12. Grokker
13. Midfin Systems
14. Pymetrics
15. Tesla Nanocoatings
16. Scalable Capital
17. Nima
18. LANDR Audio
19. Foodstirs
20. ZeeMee
21. Curb
22. Hexadite
23. Fireglass
24. InHerSight
25. DroneDeploy

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The CNBC Upstart 25 was compiled from more than 500 nominated companies. The companies were ranked using a proprietary blend of information they shared with CNBC as well as information from CNBC's data partners. The information was analyzed by CNBC's editorial staff and the CNBC Upstart 25 Advisory Council, a group of 39 leading academics and analysts specializing in innovation and entrepreneurship.

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