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The complete history of the CNBC Disruptor 50

You may have been surprised a few years ago when Google acquired traffic app Waze or Facebook paid more than $21 billion for messaging service Whatsapp. We weren't. This year marks the fourth year of the CNBC Disruptor 50, and in that short history a lot has changed for these companies. Ten past Disruptors are now public companies; 12 have been acquired; three of the previous Disruptors went the way of many start-ups, shutting down, including one courtesy of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision. Eight companies have made the Disruptor list all four years. Below is the complete history of the CNBC Disruptor 50, with details on every start-up to make the list between 2013 and 2016.

Company 2016 rank 2015 rank 2014 rank 2013 made the list* Material changes
23andMe5--Yes-
3D Robotics---Yes-
Aereo--7YesBankrupt November 21, 2014. It was later purchased by DVR company TiVo for $1 million in March 2015.
Airbnb2541Yes-
AngelList --26--
Appito --30-IPO September 23, 2016.
Atlassian---YesIPO December 10, 2015.
Audax Health---YesAcquired by United Health Care February 19, 2014.
Betterment -3645--
Bill.com --37--
Birchbox-4350--
Blippar919---
Bloom Energy63---
Boku---Yes-
Box---YesIPO January 23, 2015.
BrightRoll--27-Acquired by Yahoo November 11, 2014.
Bromium---Yes-
BuzzFeed---Yes-
Castlight Health---YesIPO March 17, 2014.
ChargePoint--12--
CircleUp---Yes-
Cloudera14---IPO April 28, 2017.
CloudFlare24----
Coinbase -3135--
Cool Planet Energy Systems --25--
Coursera10----
Cylance40----
DAQRI15----
Dataminr43-13--
Deezer36----
Diamond Foundry33----
DocuSign -1329--
Dollar Shave Club -37--Acquired by Unilever July 19, 2016
DraftKings -45---
Dropbox42624Yes-
EcoMotors--22--
Etsy--3YesIPO April 1, 2015.
Ezetap3----
Fon--40--
Foursquare---Yes-
Fullscreen --21-Acquired by Otter Media/ Chernin Group/ AT&T September 22, 2014.
GENBAND-22---
Getaround---Yes-
Ginger.io---Yes-
Ginkgo Bioworks7----
GitHub48206--
HackerRank -30---
Hampton Creek Foods-2436--
Hearsay Social -39---
HotelTonight---Yes-
Houzz1111---
Humacyte37----
Impossible Foods -42---
INRIX---Yes-
InsideSales.com31----
Instacart50----
Intarcia Therapeutics -29---
Jaunt47----
Kabam---Yes-
Kabbage35----
Kickstarter--49Yes-
Klarna833---
Kumu Networks--44--
Kymeta--46Yes-
LanzaTech13----
Lending Club--33YesIPO December 11, 2014.
LightSail Energy ---Yes-
LISNR4512---
LiveU---Yes-
Lyft27----
MakerBot---YesAcquired by Stratasys June 19, 2013.
Medium26----
MicroSeismic---Yes-
Moderna Therapeutics4118--
MongoDB192742--
Motif Investing44234--
Narrative Science -46---
Nebula--31-Bankrupt April 1, 2015.
Nest Labs---YesAcquired by Google January 13, 2014.
Nexmo --39-Acquired by Vonage May 5, 2016.
Nextdoor -49---
Nutanix -44--IPO September 30, 2016.
Okta38---IPO April 7, 2017.
Opower---YesIPO April 4, 2014. Acquired by Oracle May 1, 2016.
Optoro-38---
Oscar171743--
OUYA---YesAcquired by Razer July 28, 2015.
Palantir Technologies475Yes-
Personal Capital-1817--
Phononic18----
Picarro---Yes-
Pinterest463532Yes-
Pure Storage-1619-IPO October 6, 2015
Qubole -48---
Quirky-1518YesBankrupt September 22, 2015
Redfin--34--
Rent the Runway-2838Yes-
Rethink Robotics---Yes-
Shape Security --23--
Shapeways ---Yes-
Shopify ---YesIPO May 21, 2015.
SimpliVity22---Acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise January 17, 2017
Skybox Imaging--14-Acquired by Google June 10, 2014.
Slack239---
Snapchat165048-IPO March 2, 2017. Now known as Snap.
SoFi4925---
SpaceX3021Yes-
Spotify25479Yes-
Square-40-YesIPO November 19, 2015.
Stripe29-15--
SugarCRM -32---
SurveyMonkey3214---
Synack2021---
Teespring21----
TransferWise-816--
Tumblr---YesAcquired by Yahoo May 20, 2013.
Twilio394147YesIPO June 23, 2016
Twitter---YesIPO November 7, 2013
Uber1410Yes-
Udacity12----
Veniam28----
Warby Parker-102Yes-
Waze---YesAcquired by Google June 11, 2013.
Wealthfront -3420Yes-
WeWork34----
WhatsApp---YesAcquired by Facebook February 19, 2014.
Yext --28-IPO April 13, 2017.
ZenPayroll-26--Now known as Gusto.
ZocDoc---Yes-
Zuora--11--

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