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  • Disruptor 50: No. 5 Airbnb Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    (Left to right) Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia, co-founders of Airbnb

    This online marketplace, which allows people with extra space to rent rooms to visitors around the world, may be getting primed for an IPO.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 27 MongoDB Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Dev Ittycheria, CEO of MongoDB

    This company is upending the $30 billion database market by offering database technology as a subscription service, training included.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 41 Twilio Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Jeff Lawson, CEO of Twilio

    Twilio is pulling $100M in revenue, convincing developers to use its technology to add call, voice, text and picture messaging to any app.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 24 Hampton Creek Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Josh Tetrick, founder of Hampton Creek

    Many believe these plant-based products are shaping the future of food, including Bill Gates and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 33 Klarna Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Sebastian Siemiatkowski,Victor Jacobsson and Niklas Adalberth.

    With its online checkout process bringing in revenue of $300M in Europe in 2014, Klarna is now poised to enter the US market.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 35 Pinterest Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Evan Sharp and Ben Silbermann, co-founders of Pinterest

    The company was recently valued by investors at $5 billion—and plans to further up its revenue through paid "pins" by advertisers.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 34 Wealthfront Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Adam Nash, CEO of Wealthfront

    This online investment company has passed the $2B mark for assets under management—focusing on Gen Y with its proprietary algorithms.

  • Tech: What Europe is capable of Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 5:15 AM ET
    Tech: What Europe is capable of

    Roxanne Varza, start-up lead at Microsoft Ventures in France, explains why she thinks European tech start-ups are getting stronger.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 11- NerdWallet said it had raised $64 million in its first round of funding, far more cash than it needs to run the personal finance startup, in part to underscore its growth and show it has the potential to one day be valued at over $1 billion. Once a company hits a $1 billion valuation, it becomes what Silicon Valley calls a "unicorn.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 11- Private financial technology startup NerdWallet said it had raised $64 million in an initial funding round, large even by increasingly inflated Silicon Valley standards.

  • How Meerkat's fighting against Periscope: Apps Monday, 11 May 2015 | 1:15 PM ET
    Periscope app, left, and Meerkat app

    It may have been cut off from Twitter’s social graph, but that doesn’t mean Meerkat’s giving up the fight in live streaming.

  • 'Micro livestock': Edible crickets business booms Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:58 AM ET
    Crickets are being promoted as a sustainable, high-protein food source for humans.

    The edible cricket market is seen as growing substantially this year, with some players forecasting triple-digit sales growth.

  • Cricket Farming Startup Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Cricket Farming Startup

    Elliot Mermel talks about why he launched Coalo Valley Farms, a cricket farm based in Van Nuys, California.

  • Investing in America's future Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:49 AM ET
    Investing in America's future

    Daymond John, FUBU founder & CEO, discusses the benefits of supporting entrepreneurship.

  • Why this hot market is suddenly cooling off Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    Employees and sellers of the online marketplace Etsy stand with CFO Kristina Salen on the floor of the Nasdaq as the company went public on April 16, 2015.

    Five of the 50 companies on CNBC's 2014 disruptor list have gone public or been acquired—half the number that graduated from our 2013 list.

  • Moms with moxie that are raising millions Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Workers in the Moxie Jean office sorting clothes before they are listed and sold.

    Mommy-run start-up Moxie Jean is an online retailer of gently used kids and maternity clothing. The moms have raised $1.3 million.

  • Coming soon to your kitchen: The 'smart' trash can Friday, 8 May 2015 | 1:49 PM ET
    GeniCan features and app

    Smart trash can GeniCan scans garbage and identifies items being thrown away. It then compiles a shopping list alongside compatible coupons.

  • Job advice 101: Don't insult company online Friday, 8 May 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    An anonymous job seeker learned the hard way what you should and should not say online about a prospective employer.

  • Toptal, filling the skills gap Friday, 8 May 2015 | 6:42 AM ET
    Toptal, filling the skills gap

    Taso Du Val, Toptal co-founder & CEO, discusses how his company connects businesses to the best software developers in the world, and shares his plans to expand to other areas of the jobs market.

  • Leaving Wall Street for a better workout Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Leaving Wall Street for a better workout

    Gregg Arsenuk gave up Wall Street to pursue his passion for working out. In 2008, he founded Guerrilla Fitness CrossFit Montclair. There are now 4 gym locations in NJ with plans to open more. Arsenuk's career change is featured on Escaping the Cube.