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2014 CNBC Disruptor 50

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  • CNBC has set out to find private companies with the greatest potential to disrupt the public giants, ultimately selecting five in each industry for the inaugural CNBC Disruptor 50.

  • In a battle between wildcatters in the shale boom and renewable energy dreamers, five companies are uniquely positioned to influence the future of the energy market and climate policy.

  • Atlassian, Box, Bromium, Dropbox, and Palantir: Companies changing how we store and protect information and the newest additions to the CNBC Disruptor list.

  • CircleUp, Kickstarter, Lending Club, Square, Wealthfront -- Companies recognized as CNBC Disruptors because of the way they are changing how we spend, fund, transfer money.

  • Health-care firm owners  surveyed by CNBC and SurveyMonkey express more worry and expectations of pain than owners in other small-business sectors.

    These five CNBC Disruptors are making health care more accessible and less expensive: 23andMe, Audax Health, Castlight Health, Ginger.io, and ZocDoc.

  • The 5 companies named as a CNBC Disruptor: 3D Robotics, Makerbot, Quirky, Shapeways, Rethink Robotics are redefining the business of manufacturing.

  • Aereo, Tumblr, Spotify, Twitter, Buzzfeed. These are the media companies that made our exclusive CNBC Disruptor list. They're shaking things up in the media sector.

  • Etsy, Pinterest, RenttheRunway, Shopify and Warby Paker. These are the retail companies that have made our CNBC Disruptor list and are shaking things up.

  • CNBC has identified these five companies as the most disruptive to established communications titans: Boku, Kymeta, LiveU, Twilio, WhatsApp.

  • Driving highway

    Getaround, Inrix, SpaceX, Uber and Waze have been selected as CNBC's transportation Disruptors for changing the course of our lives.

  • Want to bed down in a French chateau for a night? Stay in a celebrity hotel for a discount price? Travel market disruptors are booking us in ways never previously imaginable.

About 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50

  • CNBC has created the ultimate list of 50 private companies whose innovations are having a dramatic impact across their industries. These so-called "disruptors" have attracted billions of dollars in venture capital. They are now poised for hypergrowth.

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