The 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 List


  • 8 ways to spark creative genius Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Great innovators such as Steve Jobs do great things by forging creative strategy with action, say IDEO founders David and Tom Kelley.

  • CNBC's Disruptors: How to carve a new path Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    Members of the 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 list talk about how to shake up business in their industries.

  • 9 entrepreneurs and their cartoon alter egos Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Disruptor 50 tell us what cartoon character they are most like.

  • Weeding out Twitter's fake stuff     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    Ted Bailey, Dataminr CEO, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin, discuss how Dataminr is transforming the Twitter stream.

  • Are video game companies losing their edge? Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Microsoft and Sony are vulnerable in a world of heavily funded tech upstarts, but Ouya shows how tough it is to dethrone the kings.

  • Capitalizing on Twitter     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin explains how Dataminr is shaking up the status quo in the data mining space.

  • How retail upstarts are beating Amazon Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    E-commerce start-ups like Warby Parker are innovating and thriving, beating Goliaths like Amazon and eBay. How are they getting their edge?

  • Giving banks a run for their money     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Renaud Laplanche, Lending Club founder & CEO, discusses his plans to disrupt the banking industry with his peer-to-peer lending platform. Laplanche says they are empowering people to lend and borrow money from each other without banks.

  • 13 pioneers who forever changed consumers' lives Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Disruptive tech companies whose products made people's lives easier, while upending industries in the process.

  • CNBC's number 1 disruptor, Elon Musk     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    As this year's ultimate disruptor, Elon Musk, SpaceX & Tesla Motors CEO, discusses space travel, battery technology, solar power and the future of Tesla in a wide-ranging interview with CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Kelly Evans.

  • With eyes on NASA, Mars, Elon Musk still dreams big Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 4:12 PM ET
    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils SpaceX's new seven-seat Dragon V2 spacecraft, in Hawthorne, California on May 29, 2014.

    Even with NASA and Mars on SpaceX's horizon, serial entrepreneur Elon Musk says he plans to stay put at electric carmaker Tesla.

  • Moderna: Disrupting mRNA technology     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Basically, the patient makes his own drug, says Stephane Bancel, Moderna Therapeutics CEO explaining how his company is revolutionizing mRNA technology.

  • IBM, Pure Storage sign cross-licensing agreement Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Pure Storage FlashArray.

    IBM and Pure Storage announced in a release that the private computer storage company has acquired more than 100 technology patents from IBM.

  • Breaking ground in biotech     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at how Moderna Therapeutics is disrupting the biotech world.

  • 4 trends changing the way you manage money Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    By 2020, banks will lose 35 percent of their market share to technology companies. Here's how investors are rethinking money management.

  • Wacky and original ideas that raised millions Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Read ahead to see CNBC.com's list of honorable mentions from this year's pool of disruptor nominees.

  • This Supreme Court decision could alter TV forever Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Chet Kanojia, chief executive officer and founder of Aereo Inc.

    Aereo's Chet Kanoji says his start-up charges for technology not TV content, and therefore is not infringing on copyrights, as alleged by broadcast networks in their case before the Supreme Court.

  • Have an investing idea? Build your own ETF Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    Online broker Motif Investing is trying to disrupt the investing space by letting users build their own theme-based "mini ETFs."

  • Powering the electric car revolution     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    ChargePoint is the world's largest network of electric vehicle charging stations. Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint president & CEO, discusses the future of electric vehicles and plans for expansion.

  • Disruptor 50: Recovering the rocket-booster     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    CNBC is out with its 2014 Disruptor 50 list. Elon Musk, Tesla Motors CEO, outlines his vision for SpaceX and hopes to achieve full reusability with rocketry and encourage the rest of the industry.

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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