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CNBC To Unveil Second Annual Disruptor 50 Beginning Monday, June 16th


Throughout the Week, CNBC Will Spotlight the Companies, Sectors & Themes Emerging from this Year's List

CNBC & to Reveal the 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 on Tuesday, June 17th

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 10, 2014−Before Tumblr trusted Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer not to "screw it up," before Nest Labs sold its thermostats to Google for $3.2 billion, and before Twitter debuted as a public company at the New York Stock Exchange, they were all CNBC Disruptors.

Starting Monday, June 16th through Friday, June 20th, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will broadcast and publish the second annual CNBC Disruptor 50, a ranked list of venture-backed private companies that are shaking up the landscape and threatening the status quo across industries. The network will build special coverage around this CNBC exclusive list with the complete rankings being revealed, on-air and online Tuesday, June 17th.

"We are excited to announce the 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50," said Nikhil Deogun, SVP and Editor in Chief, CNBC Business News. "With ten of the 2013 CNBC Disruptor 50 companies having either gone public, filed to go public or been acquired by some of the most recognizable names in technology, this year's disruptors have a tough act to follow."

The CNBC Disruptor 50 was chosen from more than 500 companies nominated by venture capital firms and individual VCs. The companies were ranked based on a proprietary blend of quantitative and qualitative inputs, as well as expertise from industry analysts and CNBC's beat reporters and editorial staff. Throughout the week, CNBC's Julia Boorstin will lead CNBC's on-air coverage. CNBC's "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET), "Squawk Alley" (M-F, 11AM-12PM ET) and "Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer" (M-F, 6PM-7PM ET) will feature the companies on the list throughout the week, starting with a look back at 2013's biggest success stories on Monday, ahead of the big reveal on Tuesday. Tune-in to find out which disruptors are posing the biggest threat to the public giants, and changing everything we think we know about business today. will have a special report,, which will include in-depth profiles of the 50 companies, an explanation of CNBC's ranking methodology and a dynamic line-up of stories focused on innovation and how investors can profit from disruptive trends. Additionally, CNBC will continue tracking each company's progress in the coming year.

The CNBC Disruptor 50 companies are making waves across all sectors of the economy, from financial services and cloud computing, to food, travel and transportation, with many impacting multiple sectors.

Follow @CNBCDisruptors on Twitter, and join the conversation using hashtag #CNBCDisruptors.

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