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CNBC's List of Disruptors

Monday, 13 May 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

From hundreds of nominations made by venture capitalists, industry analysts, startup investors, academics at top business schools, and beat reporters, CNBC has created the ultimate list of 50 private, venture-backed companies disrupting the status quo in 10 traditional industries.

Watch Squawk Box at 8:30 a.m ET and Fast Money at 5 p.m ET this week to find out which disruptors are posing the biggest threat to the public giants, and changing everything we think we know about the markets.

We have revealed Retail, Media, Manufacturing, Enterprise, Financial Services, and Transportation. On Thursday, we feature Healthcare and Travel/Leisure.

The following is an alphabetical list released as the companies are revealed.

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Contact CNBC Disruptors

  • Email: cnbcdisruptor@nbcuni.com

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