The 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 List


  • 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.

  • Disruptor DocuSign revolutionizes deal making     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Keith Krach, DocuSign, discusses how his Digital Transaction Management solution offers organizations a faster, more convenient and secure way to close business deals anytime, anywhere, on any device.

  • Motif Investing makes 'Disruptor 50'     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    CNBC included Motif Investing in its "Disruptor 50" list this year. Its co-founder & CEO Hardeep Walia, says shale, China internet and transportation are current motifs his company is eyeing.

  • The most innovative start-ups in business Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:21 AM ET
    2014 Disruptors: Birchbox, SpaceX, Uber and Airbnb

    CNBC's second annual Disruptor 50 list features companies whose innovations are having a dramatic impact across their industries—and society.

  • Disruptor 50: Making sense of valuations     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    CNBC is out with its 2014 Disruptor 50 list. Hemant Taneja, General Catalyst Partners managing director, discusses what criteria his firm focuses on to find disruptive companies, and their valuations.

  • CNBC's Julia Boorstin reveals the top names that could change the world of business.

  • CNBC Disruptor 50: Where tech companies dominate Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Charles Adler, Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler (left to right), founders of Kickstarter

    From revolutionary sites and apps to cloud-based services, these tech firms dominate this year's CNBC Disruptor 50 list.

  • Traders' top 'Disruptor 50' picks     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    CNBC is out with its 2014 Disruptor 50 list. FMHR trader Stephanie Link is very impressed by vehicle charging company ChargePoint, and Josh Brown eyes whether Charles Schwab business model is at risk.

  • CNBC's Disruptor 50: Data storage     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin looks at which data storage providers are disrupting the industry, as well as which corporate giants are being disrupted.

  • Aereo's plans to disrupt TV viewing     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 8:42 AM ET
    Chet Kanojia, chief executive officer and founder of Aereo Inc.

    Chet Kanojia, Aereo founder & CEO, discusses the pending Supreme Court decision on Aereo which allows subscribers to view television on the Internet. And Kanojia explains why he thinks content providers are relying on a monopoly structure that breeds anti-competitive sentiment.

  • Disruptor 50: Kymeta     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin explains how Kymeta's technology enables users to connect to the Internet anywhere.

  • Connectivity at your fingertips     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Nathan Kundtz, Kymeta co-founder & CTO, discusses how his company's business model is leading the way in satellite technology.

  • CNBC Disruptor 50 all-stars: $47 billion in deals Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    Ten companies from the 2013 CNBC Disruptor 50 list have 'graduated,' and their IPOs and acquisitions generated $47 billion in market value.

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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