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The 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 List

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  • Investing in tax inversions: A 25-stock index Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Want to get in on the tax inversion action? A new 25-stock index gives investors the opportunity to invest in potential future targets.

  • Trying to get by on the sharing economy Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Starting a long day around 4 a.m., Jennifer Guidry, who earns money by offering transportation or services through a variety of apps like Uber, Lyft and TaskRabbit, applies makeup in her home office.

    If sharing economy companies are creating jobs of the future, it doesn't mean decent wages and benefits are part of the bargain for workers.

  • The 49ers' new top secret weapon: A robo-advisor Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    The San Francisco 49ers have taken the unusual step of creating their own investment program for players with robo-advisor firm Wealthfront.

  • Accusations fly between Uber and Lyft Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    Lyft and Uber ride-sharing car apps.

    All is fair, they say, in love and war. And Uber and Lyft, two smartphone-based car services, are most certainly at war. NYT reports.

  • Betting big on Elon Musk     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    Elon Musk at mission control SpaceX.

    CNBC's Josh Lipton speaks to Steve Jurvetson, Draper Fisher Jurvetson managing director, about his investment in all things Elon Musk and the future of Tesla.

  • Spotify re-posts job ad that sparked IPO talk Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Spotify has re-advertised a job this week that sparked speculation the firm could be preparing to go public when it was first posted.

  • Etsy launches wholesale program     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    Etsy wants to get more sellers' goods in stores. Chad Dickerson, Etsy CEO, discusses Etsy's wholesale program and brick-and-mortar strategy.

  • Uber accused of canceling 1000's of rivals' rides Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:33 PM ET
    Uber app on a mobile phone

    Ride-sharing service Lyft accused rival Uber of employing dirty tricks to get ahead.

  • Virtual storefronts get real     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin looks at the developing trend of virtual storefronts turning into real brick-and-mortar retailers.

  • Uber moves into business travel, expensing Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    Ridesharing app Uber announces a service aimed at making the company more valuable for business travelers.

  • Investing in climate change: A 25-stock index Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:42 AM ET
    Hurricane whips palm trees

    Motif Investing has created a 25-stock index to give investors an opportunity to invest in climate change, explains co-founder Hardeep Walia.

  • Facebook and Uber plot potential integration Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:32 PM ET
    Facebook Messenger screens

    Mark Zuckerberg held preliminary talks with Uber about possibly integrating the rideshare service with Facebook Messenger. Re/Code reports.

  • It's not just Internet giants against the FCC Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 12:01 PM ET
    A demonstrator holds a sign in support of net neutrality outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, May 14, 2014.

    Etsy and Uber are among the small companies that rely on fast video streaming and are also against the FCC's net neutrality proposal.

  • Birchbox to open first brick-and-mortar store Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:11 PM ET
    Birchbox store in New York's Soho.

    Birchbox is launching its first brick-and-mortar store where customers can book appointments, test and purchase products.

  • Got a billion-dollar idea? 4 ways to be sure Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Why do some tech start-ups, like Airbnb and Uber, disrupt their industries while others stumble? Four reasons, says an online CEO.

  • 7 trends that will revolutionize stock trading Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    What will stock trading be like 25 years from now? A lot different than it is today. Here are seven huge changes on the way.

  • 2039: An investment space odyssey Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Still of Hal 9000 from the motion picture 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Just as portfolios have changed dramatically since 1989, they could look very different in 2039 thanks to the robotification of investing.

  • Meet the 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 company list Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Want a snapshot of the private start-ups revolutionizing the business landscape? These 50 innovators may be tomorrow's Wall St. high-fliers.

  • An idea that could have made Aereo a winner Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Forget the Supreme Court. The premise that Aereo is a disruptive innovation that could kill pay television is false, says a B School expert.

  • Redfin redefines real estate     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    Glenn Kelman, Redfin CEO, explains how his company is changing the way people purchase their homes and the return of the house flip.

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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