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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.

Overall Ranking chart for Disruptors 160531

Company 2016 rank 2015 rank 2014 rank 2013 made the list* Material changes
23andMe5--Yes-
3D Robotics---Yes-
Aereo--7Yes"Bankrupt November 21 2014. It was later purchased by DVR company TiVo for $1 million in March 2015. "
Airbnb2,541Yes-
AngelList --26--
Appito --30-"IPO September 23 2016."
Atlassian---Yes"IPO December 10 2015. "
Audax Health---Yes"Acquired by United Health Care February 19 2014. "
Betterment -36,45--
Bill.com --37--
Birchbox-43,50--
Blippar9,19---
Bloom Energy6,3---
Boku---Yes-
Box---Yes"IPO January 23 2015."
BrightRoll--27-"Acquired by Yahoo November 11 2014. "
Bromium---Yes-
BuzzFeed---Yes-
Castlight Health---Yes"IPO March 17 2014. "
ChargePoint--12--
CircleUp---Yes-
Cloudera14---"IPO April 28 2017."
CloudFlare24----
Coinbase -31,35--
Cool Planet Energy Systems --25--
Coursera10----
Cylance40----
DAQRI15----
Dataminr43-13--
Deezer36----
Diamond Foundry33----
DocuSign -13,29--
Dollar Shave Club -37--"Acquired by Unilever July 19 2016"
DraftKings -45---
Dropbox42,624Yes-
EcoMotors--22--
Etsy--3Yes"IPO 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----
GitHub48,20,6--
HackerRank -30---
Hampton Creek Foods-24,36--
Hearsay Social -39---
HotelTonight---Yes-
Houzz11,11---
Humacyte37----
Impossible Foods -42---
INRIX---Yes-
InsideSales.com31----
Instacart50----
Intarcia Therapeutics -29---
Jaunt47----
Kabam---Yes-
Kabbage35----
Kickstarter--49Yes-
Klarna8,33---
Kumu Networks--44--
Kymeta--46Yes-
LanzaTech13----
Lending Club--33Yes"IPO December 11 2014. "
LightSail Energy ---Yes-
LISNR45,12---
LiveU---Yes-
Lyft27----
MakerBot---Yes"Acquired by Stratasys June 19 2013. "
Medium26----
MicroSeismic---Yes-
Moderna Therapeutics41,18--
MongoDB19,27,42--
Motif Investing44,23,4--
Narrative Science -46---
Nebula--31-"Bankrupt April 1 2015. "
Nest Labs---Yes"Acquired 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---Yes"IPO April 4 2014. Acquired by Oracle May 1 2016. "
Optoro-38---
Oscar17,17,43--
OUYA---Yes"Acquired by Razer July 28 2015. "
Palantir Technologies4,75Yes-
Personal Capital-18,17--
Phononic18----
Picarro---Yes-
Pinterest46,35,32Yes-
Pure Storage-16,19-"IPO October 6 2015"
Qubole -48---
Quirky-15,18Yes"Bankrupt September 22 2015"
Redfin--34--
Rent the Runway-28,38Yes-
Rethink Robotics---Yes-
Shape Security --23--
Shapeways ---Yes-
Shopify ---Yes"IPO May 21 2015. "
SimpliVity22---"Acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise January 17 2017"
Skybox Imaging--14-"Acquired by Google June 10 2014. "
Slack23,9---
Snapchat16,50,48-"IPO March 2 2017. Now known as Snap."
SoFi49,25---
SpaceX30,21Yes-
Spotify25,47,9Yes-
Square-40-Yes"IPO November 19 2015. "
Stripe29-15--
SugarCRM -32---
SurveyMonkey32,14---
Synack20,21---
Teespring21----
TransferWise-8,16--
Tumblr---Yes"Acquired by Yahoo May 20 2013. "
Twilio39,41,47Yes"IPO June 23 2016"
Twitter---Yes"IPO November 7 2013"
Uber1,410Yes-
Udacity12----
Veniam28----
Warby Parker-10,2Yes-
Waze---Yes"Acquired by Google June 11 2013. "
Wealthfront -34,20Yes-
WeWork34----
WhatsApp---Yes"Acquired 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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