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  • Disruptor 50: No. 24 Hampton Creek Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    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.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 33 Klarna Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Sebastian Siemiatkowski,Victor Jacobsson and Niklas Adalberth.

    With its online checkout process bringing in revenue of $300M in Europe in 2014, Klarna is now poised to enter the US market.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 35 Pinterest Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Evan Sharp and Ben Silbermann, co-founders of Pinterest

    The company was recently valued by investors at $5 billion—and plans to further up its revenue through paid "pins" by advertisers.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 34 Wealthfront Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Adam Nash, CEO of Wealthfront

    This online investment company has passed the $2B mark for assets under management—focusing on Gen Y with its proprietary algorithms.

  • 50 highfliers that investors should know about Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    2015 Disruptors: Birchbox, SpaceX, Uber and Airbnb

    CNBC's third annual ranking of private companies that have wooed billions in funding may surprise you. They debunk start-up myths.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 23 Motif Investing Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Hardeep Walia, co-founder and CEO of Motif Investing

    This online brokerage firm recently partnered with insurance giant Pacific Life to offer cause-driven investing themes to tap millennials.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 32 SugarCRM Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Larry Augustin, CEO of SugarCRM

    This CRM company has recently expanded to provide salespeople with a mobile platform to help them proactively follow and close deals.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 21 Synack Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Synack founders Mark Kuhr (left) and Jay Kaplan

    The brainchild of former National Security Agency agents, this company combines the best of human knowledge and tech to fight hackers.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 15 Quirky Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Ben Kaufman, founder and CEO of Quirky

    This 6-year-old company culls ideas submitted to its website, and the best ones get made and sold in some of the world's biggest retailers.

  • Tech: What Europe is capable of Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 5:15 AM ET
    Tech: What Europe is capable of

    Roxanne Varza, start-up lead at Microsoft Ventures in France, explains why she thinks European tech start-ups are getting stronger.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 11- NerdWallet said it had raised $64 million in its first round of funding, far more cash than it needs to run the personal finance startup, in part to underscore its growth and show it has the potential to one day be valued at over $1 billion. Once a company hits a $1 billion valuation, it becomes what Silicon Valley calls a "unicorn.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 11- Private financial technology startup NerdWallet said it had raised $64 million in an initial funding round, large even by increasingly inflated Silicon Valley standards.

  • How Meerkat's fighting against Periscope: Apps Monday, 11 May 2015 | 1:15 PM ET
    Periscope app, left, and Meerkat app

    It may have been cut off from Twitter’s social graph, but that doesn’t mean Meerkat’s giving up the fight in live streaming.

  • 'Micro livestock': Edible crickets business booms Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:58 AM ET
    Crickets are being promoted as a sustainable, high-protein food source for humans.

    The edible cricket market is seen as growing substantially this year, with some players forecasting triple-digit sales growth.

  • Cricket Farming Startup Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Cricket Farming Startup

    Elliot Mermel talks about why he launched Coalo Valley Farms, a cricket farm based in Van Nuys, California.

  • Investing in America's future Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:49 AM ET
    Investing in America's future

    Daymond John, FUBU founder & CEO, discusses the benefits of supporting entrepreneurship.

  • Why this hot market is suddenly cooling off Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    Employees and sellers of the online marketplace Etsy stand with CFO Kristina Salen on the floor of the Nasdaq as the company went public on April 16, 2015.

    Five of the 50 companies on CNBC's 2014 disruptor list have gone public or been acquired—half the number that graduated from our 2013 list.

  • Moms with moxie that are raising millions Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Workers in the Moxie Jean office sorting clothes before they are listed and sold.

    Mommy-run start-up Moxie Jean is an online retailer of gently used kids and maternity clothing. The moms have raised $1.3 million.

  • Coming soon to your kitchen: The 'smart' trash can Friday, 8 May 2015 | 1:49 PM ET
    GeniCan features and app

    Smart trash can GeniCan scans garbage and identifies items being thrown away. It then compiles a shopping list alongside compatible coupons.

  • Job advice 101: Don't insult company online Friday, 8 May 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    An anonymous job seeker learned the hard way what you should and should not say online about a prospective employer.