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CNBC Unveils Second Annual CNBC Disruptor 50


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

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 17, 2014−CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the second annual CNBC Disruptor 50, a ranked list of venture-backed private companies that are changing everything we think we know about business. Elon Musk's SpaceX earned the top spot on this year's exclusive list.

CNBC revealed the list across the network's multiple platforms and is featuring special coverage throughout Business Day programming and on CNBC Digital this week. CNBC's reporter Julia Boorstin is leading the network'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 highlight the companies on the list throughout the week.'s special report,, features in-depth profiles of the 50 companies, an explanation of CNBC's ranking methodology and a dynamic line-up of stories exploring the technologies today's business decision makers need to know, and explaining how investors can profit from disruptive trends. CNBC will also continue tracking each company's progress in the coming year.

Following are the top ten 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 companies:

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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.

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