CNBC Spotlights Promising Start-Ups on the Path to Becoming Tomorrow's Household Names
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., November 12, 2019 ― CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the CNBC Upstart 100, a list featuring a promising crop of young start-ups that are building and scaling businesses that have the potential to become household names.
This year's list was selected from more than 600 nominees and features a diverse group of companies spanning nearly every sector in the economy, from enterprise software and finance to insurance, health care and retail.
The CNBC Upstart 100 was created using a methodology inclusive of eight equally-weighted quantitative metrics: scalability, sales growth, user/customer growth, workforce diversity, access to capital and community, intellectual property, industry size, and industry life-cycle stage.
The companies that made the 2019 CNBC Upstart 100 list come from ten different countries and 16 U.S. states as well as DC. Twenty-five of the 100 are led by women and while all of them are less than five years old, 40 are less than three years old and 11 were founded just last year.
The CNBC Upstart 100 is an unranked list and all companies are appearing for their first and only time. Here is a sampling of some companies on this year's CNBC Upstart 100 list:
CNBC will air coverage of the 2019 list throughout the day. To view the list in its entirety and learn more about all 100 companies, visit CNBC.com/Upstart.
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