A Call for Nominations
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., January 20, 2016—CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced it is accepting nominations for its fourth annual CNBC Disruptor 50, an exclusive list of private companies that will transform the economy with their revolutionary products and services. CNBC is looking for companies that have the potential to unseat corporate giants by targeting unexploited niches in the market.
The deadline to submit the nomination form is February 8, 2016. As in years past, the network has asked the venture capital community to submit their recommendations for the list. Private companies are also encouraged to submit themselves for consideration using a detailed application form, found here.
Nominees will be put through a holistic process of research and scoring, using a proprietary blend of quantitative criteria such as valuation, venture capital raised and estimated user growth, along with qualitative criteria including originality, regulatory environment and scalability.
Winners will be notified in April and the list will be published in June across CNBC's TV and Digital platforms.
In 2015, companies with a combined worth of $200 billion made the list, including well-known tech darlings Uber, Airbnb and Snapchat, controversial companies such as Hampton Creek and DraftKings, and now-public companies Square and Pure Storage.
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