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  • uber

    Two venture capitalists offer their behind the scenes views on whether the valuations of big private tech companies spell trouble.

  • Mobile's big game changer

    Geoff Yang, RedPoint Ventures, discusses the changing face of media and delivery of content. Also Ben Lerer, Thrillist Media CEO, weighs in.

  • Warby Parker's vision quest

    Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, Warby Parker co-CEOs, are raising funds in hopes to change the way patients eyes are examined, and that pursuit has landed them in 10th position on CNBC's Disruptor 50 list. And Ben Lerer, Thrillist Media CEO, explains why he invested in the company.

  • Wall Street big wig sells pigs

    Chris Andersen used to run the New York office for Drexel and has spent his career on Wall Street. Now he's investing millions to develop and market Mangalitsa pigs, the "Kobe beef of pork."

  • Unicorn disruptors

    Not all unicorns earn their billion-dollar valuations creating the next big app. Some unicorns actually make real things.

  • Silicon Valley

    Mutual fund giants aren't just interested in publicly traded companies. Increasingly, they also want to own a piece of red-hot start-ups.

  • Disruptor #26: ZenPayroll makes it easy

    ZenPayroll's CEO Joshua Reeves, discusses his company's goals to enable employee-employer interaction over pay, and the scale of the types of companies it works with.

  • Disruptor #40: Square's mobile strategy

    Square CEO Jack Dorsey discusses his lessons learned at Twitter, Square's payment tools and staying competitive.

  • Trading a career in finance for a cookie

    A new start-up called Doughbies delivers handmade cookies in 20 minutes or less.

  • SoFi: Fixing student loan borrowing

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin and SoFi's CEO Mike Cagney, discusses how his company provides non-banking alternatives for debt refinancing, which placed him 25th on CNBC's annual Disruptor 50 list.

  • LISNR: Calls inaudible with Smart Tone technology

    LISNR CEO Rodney Williams, explains how his "data over audio" technology allows users to connect smart devices, and land him on the number 12 spot in CNBC's annual Disruptor 50 list.

  • Melba's Restaurant: Ravenous for success

    Melba Wilson, Melba's Restaurant owner, discusses the keys to success in the cutthroat world of running a restaurant.

  • CNBC Disruptor 50: Top 5 companies

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at the top five companies revolutionizing the business landscape and threatening the status quo.

  • Jon Stein, founder and CEO of Betterment

    By requiring no minimum amount to invest, this online financial services company is looking to gain the attention of millennials.

  • Rodney Williams, co-founder and CEO of LISNR

    This free communication technology app delivers proprietary "data over audio" to connected smart devices.

  • Ashish Thusoo, co-founder and CEO of Qubole.

    Created by two members of the 'Facebook mafia', this startup wants to make sense of the Internet's mass of data, and democratize its power.

  • Josh Tetrick, founder of Hampton Creek

    Many believe these plant-based products are shaping the future of food, including Bill Gates and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.

  • Stéphane Bancel, president and founding CEO, Moderna Therapeutics

    A biotech company that helps the human body make the medicine it needs to cure a range of disease—from cancer to diabetes.

  • DollarShaveClub.com founder & CEO Michael Dubin.

    With $140 million in projected 2015 sales, Dollar Shave Club is expanding beyond razors, looking to one day own the men's bathroom.

  • DocuSign founder Tom Gonser (left) and Keith Krach, chairman and CEO

    Millions of people sign on the electronic dotted line using this technology, now available in 43 languages.