The 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 List


  • Einstein: Nuclear Power? No Way!     Friday, 10 May 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    Even the most successful disruptors who shake up their industry don't always get it 100 percent right. Find out the surprising thing Nobel Prize winning physicist Albert Einstein said about the ability to harness nuclear energy.

  • Charlie Chaplin: Movies won't make it     Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    Even the most successful disruptors who shake up their industry don't always get it 100% right. Find out the surprising thing legendary silent film actor Charlie Chaplin said about the movies -- the medium that helped make him famous.

  • Editor's Note: Introducing the CNBC Disruptor 50 Saturday, 11 May 2013 | 6:20 PM ET

    CNBC has set out to find private companies with the greatest potential to disrupt the public giants, ultimately selecting five in each industry for the inaugural CNBC Disruptor 50.

  • Energy Sector Disruptors Revealed Friday, 17 May 2013 | 5:07 PM ET

    In a battle between wildcatters in the shale boom and renewable energy dreamers, five companies are uniquely positioned to influence the future of the energy market and climate policy.

  • Enterprising CNBC Disruptors Revealed Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 5:38 PM ET

    Atlassian, Box, Bromium, Dropbox, and Palantir: Companies changing how we store and protect information and the newest additions to the CNBC Disruptor list.

  • Disruptors Providing Next-Gen Financial Services Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 8:23 AM ET

    CircleUp, Kickstarter, Lending Club, Square, Wealthfront -- Companies recognized as CNBC Disruptors because of the way they are changing how we spend, fund, transfer money.

  • Disruptors Making Health Care Better...And Cheaper Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Chief pharmacist Ali A. Yasin (L) injects Juan Castro (R) with influenza vaccine as assistant Agripinno Camiolo looks on at New York City Pharmacy in Manhattan.

    These five CNBC Disruptors are making health care more accessible and less expensive: 23andMe, Audax Health, Castlight Health, Ginger.io, and ZocDoc.

  • The Future of Manufacturing Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    The 5 companies named as a CNBC Disruptor: 3D Robotics, Makerbot, Quirky, Shapeways, Rethink Robotics are redefining the business of manufacturing.

  • Disruptive Media Companies Taking On the Old Guard Monday, 13 May 2013 | 3:14 PM ET

    Aereo, Tumblr, Spotify, Twitter, Buzzfeed. These are the media companies that made our exclusive CNBC Disruptor list. They're shaking things up in the media sector.

  • Retailers Shaking Up the Status Quo Monday, 13 May 2013 | 8:27 AM ET

    Etsy, Pinterest, RenttheRunway, Shopify and Warby Paker. These are the retail companies that have made our CNBC Disruptor list and are shaking things up.

  • Telecom Companies Changing How We Connect Friday, 17 May 2013 | 7:59 AM ET

    CNBC has identified these five companies as the most disruptive to established communications titans: Boku, Kymeta, LiveU, Twilio, WhatsApp.

  • Disruptors Moving the Transportation Market Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 5:24 PM ET

    Getaround, Inrix, SpaceX, Uber and Waze have been selected as CNBC's transportation Disruptors for changing the course of our lives.

  • Travel & Leisure Companies Expanding New Borders Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 4:57 PM ET

    Want to bed down in a French chateau for a night? Stay in a celebrity hotel for a discount price? Travel market disruptors are booking us in ways never previously imaginable.

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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