The 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 List


  • The Facebook Money Wall Street Doesn't Want Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:11 PM ET

    The financial services landscape has been long dominated by lazy incumbents lacking incentive to change. No longer. Financial services disruptors are all over Wall Street.

  • Technology to Trim America's Health Care Fat Friday, 17 May 2013 | 6:02 PM ET

    Health care has been a bad investment. Lots of money into a system that isn't improving our health or the patient experience. Silicon Valley-backed startups intend to change that.

  • In the Cloud With Tech's Next Big Companies Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Tech upstarts are delivering disruption, and the cloud is the driver.

  • Rent the Runway, Warby Parker: Occupying Luxury 1% Monday, 13 May 2013 | 3:08 PM ET

    Communities making and selling. Social sharing as shopping. Retail is invoking the rhetoric of democratization. Introducing CNBC's Retail Disruptors.

  • Angry Babies, Tiny Antennas Buzz Media Giants Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 12:36 PM ET

    The media industry is under attack. There isn't a silo within media where an incumbent is safe from the power of disruptors to rapidly and thoroughly upend the established order.

  • Pandora's Printer: a Disruptive Manufacturing Era Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    From 3-D printing to drones you can buy for less than a computer, the disruptions to the traditional manufacturing model have opened up a Pandora's box of possibility.

  • Disruptors Can Delay the Apple iPod Way Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:59 PM ET

    The iPod is a classic example of the lesson that "cheaper, faster, better" has its limits as an innovation mantra.

  • What Netflix and IBM Can Teach Us About Disruption Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:02 PM ET

    All disruptions can be defined as innovations, but not all innovations are disruptive. Consider the cases of Netflix and IBM.

  • Why Some Innovative Gadgets Don't Make the Cut Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:39 AM ET

    The Nokia N-Gage. Apple's Newton. The disruptor graveyard is filled with familiar names that promised to change our lives but never figured out the key to survival.

  • The Wearable Revolution Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    Wearable technology won't wear well if it just piles on information. Integrating data into our lives will separate the true trend-setters from the fleeting fads.

  • Recipe for Disruption: Lazy Incumbents Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:02 PM ET

    To disrupt a market you need a target, and there’s no better target than the fat cats.

  • Health Care Industry Game Changers  Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on companies that are looking to increase efficiency and implement simplicity in medical care. And Grant Verstandig, founder and CEO of Audax Health, discusses how his startup encourages consumers to make healthier lifestyle choices.

  • CNBC's Transportation 'Disruptor' Companies  Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reveals the disruptor companies in the transportation industry, including Inrix and Uber.

  • Wealthfront Disrupts Traditional Brokerage Model  Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    The financial services sector is disrupting the status quo, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. And, Andrew Rachleff, Wealthfront president & CEO, explains how his company can offer clients the same services as big banks but at a lower cost.

  • Companies Disrupting the Status Quo  Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin has CNBC's exclusive list of companies disrupting the status quo.

  • How 'Quirky' Is Disrupting Manufacturing  Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    Open-source technology and low-cost tools are bringing product development out of the confines of factories, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. And, Ben Kaufman, Quirky CEO & founder, explains how his company's innovative initiatives are changing the way things are made.

  • IBM CEO Watson: Computers Won't Fly  Friday, 10 May 2013 | 2:00 PM ET
    Thomas J. Watson, founder of IBM

    Even the most successful disruptors who shake up their industry don't always get it 100 percent right. Find out the surprising thing former IBM CEO Thomas Watson said about the worldwide market for computers.

  • Media Disruptors: Spotify, Twitter & More  Monday, 13 May 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reveals the media companies disrupting the status quo; and how to play Whole Foods and Google, with the "Fast Money: traders.

  • CNBC's Retail Disruptors Revealed  Monday, 13 May 2013 | 8:38 AM ET

    CNBC reveals which top five retailers are best positioned to change the global marketplace.

  • Steve Jobs: Wrong About Music Subscriptions  Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Steve Jobs

    Even the most successful disruptors who shake up their industry don't always get it 100% right. Find out the surprising thing the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, said about the music subscription model.

About The 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 List

  • CNBC has created the ultimate list of 50 private companies whose innovations are having a dramatic impact across their industries. These so-called "disruptors" have attracted billions of dollars in venture capital. They are now poised for hypergrowth.

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