The 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 List


  • 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.

  • Flash storage for all     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    Scott Dietzen, Pure Storage CEO, discusses his company's new approach to flash storage.

  • Apple evangelist reveals the art of innovation Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    Very few companies disrupt anything at all, but some, like Apple and Google, have disrupted markets time and again. Guy Kawasaki notes how.

  • Pure Storage in a flash     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at how startup Pure Storage is disrupting the status quo of traditional data storage.

  • America's weapon in the U.S.-Russia space war Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:07 AM ET
    In May, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced SpaceX's Dragon V2 spacecraft, the company's next-gen version of the Dragon ship designed to carry astronauts into space.

    With its cost-effective technology, Space X is disrupting an industry that promises to be the biggest innovation economy in human history.

  • Uber bill moves forward     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on a ride-share services bill for companies like Uber. The California bill now goes up for debate on whether it should have to provide insurance regardless of whether the app is on or off.

  • Elon Musk: Colonizing Mars     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    Elon Musk, Tesla Motors CEO, is hopeful that people will be taken to planet Mars in the next 10-12 years and shares his vision for a multi-planetary life. Musk also weighs in on the price of the battery. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports.

  • CNBC's Disruptor 50 top 10     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reveals who made the cut on CNBC's Disruptor 50 list.

  • How to invest in the next Apple Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    Today there are more options for investors to invest in disruptive start-ups that promise to become billion-dollar Wall Street darlings.

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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