CNBC Disruptor 50

A look back at the CNBC Disruptor 50: 7 years, 184 companies

The unicorn stampede of 2019 has resulted in many of the highest-valued Disruptor 50 companies of past years finally making themselves available to the investing public. But Uber, Lyft and Pinterest have plenty of company. A total of 43 of the 184 companies named to the CNBC Disruptor 50 List over the past seven years have made it to IPO day, 41 of which remain public today. Twenty-five others have been acquired by large public incumbents, including Alphabet, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson and Unilever.

A few others haven't been as successful in the long run, as eight companies from Disruptor 50 lists past are now shut down.

Below is the complete history of the CNBC Disruptor 50, with details on each of the 184 start-ups to make the list between 2013 and 2019.

Read more about the Disruptor 50 in 2019.

KEY:
I = ineligible due to company age in 2019
A = acquired
P = public
X = shut down

Company 2019 RANK 2018 RANK 2017 rank 2016 rank 2015 rank 2014 rank 2013 made the list* Material changes
23andMe467125--Yes-
3D Robotics------Yes-
AdyenP16-----IPO June 13, 2018.
AereoXXXXX7YesBankrupt November 21, 2014. It was later purchased by DVR company TiVo for $1 million in March 2015.
Affirm33-------
Airbnb7312541Yes-
Airtable36-------
AngelList -----26--
Apeel Sciences4848------
Appito APP--30-IPO September 23, 2016. Acquired by Vista Equity Partners November 11, 2018.
AtlassianPPPP--YesIPO December 10, 2015.
Audax HealthAAAAAAYesAcquired by United Health Care February 19, 2014.
Auris HealthA46-----Acquired by Johnson & Johnson February 12, 2019.
Betterment ----3645--
Bill.com-----37-IPO December 12, 2019.
Birchbox----4350--
BlipparX-30919--Entered into administration in UK court and laid off all employees December 18, 2018. Its assets were later acquired by Candy Capital in January 2019.
Bloom EnergyP-2363--IPO July 25, 2018
Blue ApronPP42----IPO June 29, 2017.
BokuPP----YesIPO November 20, 2017.
BoxPPPPP-YesIPO January 23, 2015.
BrightRollAAAAA27-Acquired by Yahoo November 11, 2014.
Bromium------YesAcquired by HP Inc. September 19, 2019.
BuzzFeed------Yes-
C3.ai5032-----Formerly known as C3 IoT
Casper8------IPO February 6, 2020.
Castlight HealthPPPPPPYesIPO March 17, 2014.
ChargePoint-----12--
CircleUp------Yes-
CLEAR22-------
ClouderaPPP14---IPO April 28, 2017.
CloudFlare---24---IPO September 13, 2019.
Cohesity32-------
Coinbase -10--3135--
Convoy11-------
Cool Planet Energy Systems -----25--
Coursera21422610----
CrowdStrike-2711----IPO June 12, 2019.
CylanceA-940---Acquired by Blackberry November 16, 2018.
DAQRI---15---Shut down September 2019.
Darktrace-34------
Dataminr---43-13--
Deezer---36----
Diamond Foundry---33----
Didi Chuxing24------
DocuSignPP39-1329-IPO April 27, 2018.
Dollar Shave Club AAA-37--Acquired by Unilever July 19, 2016.
DomoP-29----IPO June 29, 2018.
DoorDash18-------
DraftKings----45--IPO April 24, 2020.
Drawbridge-4024----Acquired by Microsoft/LinkedIn May 29, 2019.
DropboxPP3642624YesIPO March 23, 2018.
Duolingo2835------
EcoMotorsXX---22-Shut down September 2017.
Ellevest4524------
EtsyPPPPP3YesIPO April 1, 2015.
Ezetap-19163----
Fanatics2545------
Flexport24-------
Flirtey-29------
Fon-----40--
Foursquare--46---Yes-
Fullscreen AAAAA21-Acquired by Otter Media/ Chernin Group/ AT&T September 22, 2014.
GENBANDAA--22--Merged with Sonus Networks May 23, 2017.
Getaround------Yes-
Ginger.io------Yes-
Ginkgo Bioworks192177----
GitHubA492248206-Acquired by Microsoft June 4, 2018.
GoodRx6-------
Grab464-----
GreenSkyP-17----IPO May 24, 2018.
HackerRank ----30---
Hampton Creek Foods----2436-Now known as Just.
Hearsay Social ----39---
HotelTonightA-----YesAcquired by Airbnb March 7, 2019.
Houzz433161111---
Humacyte---37----
IEX--21-----
Illumio-4432-----
Impossible Foods 27---42---
Indigo Ag118------
InMobi1241------
INRIX------Yes-
InsideSales.com---31----
Instacart---50----
Intarcia Therapeutics I---29--Ineligible due to age starting in 2019
Jaunt--2547---Acquired by Verizon September 30, 2019.
KabamAAA---YesAcquired by Netmarble January 25, 2017.
Kabbage14--35----
Kickstarter-----49Yes-
Klarna---833---
Kumu Networks-----44--
Kymeta-----46Yes-
LanzaTech1526-13----
Lemonade37-------
Lending ClubPPPPP33YesIPO December 11, 2014.
LightSail Energy XX----YesShut down January 2018.
LISNR4122-4512---
LiveU------Yes-
Luminar-47------
LyftP5227---IPO March 29, 2019.
MakerBotAAAAAAYesAcquired by Stratasys June 19, 2013.
Medium---26----
MicroSeismicI-----YesIneligible due to age starting in 2019
Moderna TherapeuticsP-184118-IPO December, 7, 2018.
MongoDBPP27192742-IPO October 19, 2017.
Motif Investing---44234--
Narrative Science ----46---
Nauto40-------
NebulaXXXXX31-Bankrupt April 1, 2015.
Nest LabsAAAAAAYesAcquired by Google January 13, 2014.
Nexmo AAAA-39-Acquired by Vonage on May 5, 2016.
Nextdoor ----49---
Niantic38------
NutanixPPP-44--IPO September 30, 2016.
OktaPPP38---IPO April 7, 2017.
Opendoor35-------
OpowerAAAAPPYesIPO April 4, 2014. Acquired by Oracle on May 1, 2016.
Optoro----38---
Oscar Health-12-171743--
OUYAAAAA--YesAcquired by Razer July 28, 2015.
Palantir34338475Yes-
Payoneer-1340-----
Peloton920-----IPO September 26, 2019.
Persado--48-----
Personal Capital----1817--
Phononic17-3318----
PicarroI-----YesIneligible due to age starting in 2019
PinterestP3631463532YesIPO April 18, 2019.
Progyny301513----IPO October 25, 2019.
Pure StoragePPPP1619-IPO October 6, 2015.
QualtricsA-28----Acquired by SAP November 12, 2018.
Qubole ----48---
Quid--50-----
QuirkyXXXX1518YesBankrupt September 22, 2015.
RedfinPP---34-IPO July 28, 2017.
Rent the Runway59--2838Yes-
Rethink RoboticsX-----YesShut down October 2018.
Robinhood473843-----
Shape Security -----23--
Shapeways ------Yes-
ShopifyPPPPP-YesIPO May 21, 2015.
SimpliVityAAA22---Acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise January 17, 2017.
Skillz31-41-----
Skybox ImagingAAAAA14-Acquired by Google June 10, 2014.
Slack---239--Direct stock listing June 20, 2019.
SnapchatPPP165048-IPO March 2, 2017; Now known as Snap.
SoFi2650454925---
SpaceXI1143021YesIneligible due to age starting in 2019
SparkCognition--20-----
SpotifyPP3525479YesDirect stock listing April 3, 2018.
SquarePPPP40-YesIPO November 19, 2015.
Stripe13434929-15--
SugarCRM ----32---
SurveyMonkeyP14153214--IPO September 26, 2018.
Synack42-382021---
Teespring---21----
Textio16-------
The RealReal-17-----IPO June 28, 2019.
THINX-37------
TransferWise2311--816--
Trulioo--37-----
TumblrAAAAAAYesAcquired by Yahoo May 20, 2013. Sold to Automattic August 12, 2019.
TwilioPPP394147YesIPO June 23, 2016.
TwitterPPPPPPYesIPO November 7, 2013.
UberP2191410YesIPO May 10, 2019
Udacity-81012----
Uptake 49395-----
Veniam--3428----
Veritas Genetics4430------
Virta Health29-------
Warby Parker--47-102Yes-
WazeAAAAAAYesAcquired by Google June 11, 2013.
Wealthfront ----3420Yes-
The We Company323334---Formerly known as WeWork.
WhatsAppAAAAAAYesAcquired by Facebook February 19, 2014.
Xiaohongshu10-------
XiaomiP28-----IPO July 9, 2018.
YextPPP--28-IPO April 13, 2017.
YITU Technology20-------
ZenPayroll----26--Now known as Gusto.
Zipline International3925------
ZocDocI-44---YesIneligible due to age starting in 2019
ZuoraPP---11-IPO April 12, 2018.