CNBC Spotlights the 50 Companies on the Path to Becoming the Next Generation of Leading Public Companies
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., May 25, 2021−CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the ninth annual CNBC Disruptor 50, a ranked list of fast-growing, innovative private startups on the path to becoming the next generation of great public companies. A record-breaking 1,565 companies representing a wide range of industries submitted a nomination this year –all vying for a coveted spot on the CNBC Disruptor 50 list. The 50 companies on the 2021 list have a combined valuation of more than $388 billion. At least 36 of them are "unicorns," with valuations above $1 billion.
CNBC revealed the list across the network's platforms and is featuring special coverage throughout Business Day programming and on CNBC Digital this week. Additionally, CNBC's Julia Boorstin, who leads the network's on-air coverage of Disruptor 50, and "TechCheck" Co-Anchor Jon Fortt will host a livestream conversation with list-making founders, CEOs and other special guests today at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. The livestream, produced by CNBC's "TechCheck" team, will be available on a variety of social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube as well as at CNBC.com/Disruptors.
CNBC.com's special report, CNBC.com/Disruptors, features comprehensive profiles of the 50 companies, a deep dive on the emerging trends making news within many of the hot sectors highlighted in the list, as well as an explanation of how CNBC chose and ranked the companies that made the final cut. CNBC will also track each company's progress throughout the year with the expectation that many will become perennial Disruptor 50 companies. To date, 65 companies from past Disruptor 50 lists have gone on to an IPO.
Nearly half of the 2021 Disruptor 50 includes companies making the list for the first time, representing innovation in a wide range of sectors, including cybersecurity, fintech, health care, and electric vehicles. Many are driven by social or environmental missions, from democratizing access to financial services, to strengthening the global food supply, to reversing the impact of climate change.
Following are the top ten 2021 CNBC Disruptor 50 companies:
5. Didi Chuxing
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The CNBC Disruptor 50 was selected by CNBC and CNBC.com editorial staff using a proprietary blend of quantitative and qualitative information submitted by the nominated companies. Disruptor 50 data partners PitchBook and IBISWorld provided additional quantitative input. CNBC's Disruptor 50 Advisory Council, a group of 47 leading thinkers in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship, weighted the quantitative criteria and provided additional analysis of qualitative information.
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