This year's Upstart 100 list represents nearly every sector of the economy, from enterprise software and finance to insurance, health care and retail. And they have all risen quickly to become entrepreneurial success stories worth keeping an eye on.
Keeps Co-Founder Demetri Karagas discusses what his start-up is doing to prevent and treat male pattern baldness in a cheaper, more efficient way.
Antibiotic-resistance infections are on the rise globally, resulting in a major health crisis. SciBac, a Silicon Valley start-up backed by Peter Thiel's Breakout Labs, has invented a microbiome pill to tackle superbugs.
Whitney Casey, Finery CEO, discusses how her company, a virtual wardrobe stylist, is helping consumers keep track of their clothes.
Women founders and CEOs of start-up companies receive a small portion of total venture capital dollars and company equity. But there's a growing movement in Silicon Valley to upend the boys' world, and wealth.
A private insurer called Neptune Flood is taking on the National Flood Insurance Program that is underwater by $20 billion since Hurricane Katrina. The start-up believes its big-data approach to insuring disasters gives it a competitive edge.
As part of CNBC's Upstart 100, ThirdLove Co-CEO Heidi Zak discusses the bra company's direct-to-consumer model and how it's already profitable.
There are hundreds of companies around the world with the potential to become acquisition targets, unicorns or public companies. CNBC's second annual list of promising young start-ups highlights the ones to keep an eye on.
Avidbots, iUNU and 6 River Systems are among the start-ups on CNBC's Upstart 100 list that are putting robots to work doing "dull, dirty and dangerous" jobs previously handled by humans.
Geltor, a San Leandro, California-based company, produces the protein collagen used to create gelatin without animals. They began to use fermentation to produce collagen in a San Francisco lab and has secured $2.25 million in funding in 2016.
ATTN: is a media outlet that exists on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Its main goal is to explain complex issues to today's youth. And with 2 billion monthly impressions, it may be working.
ThirdLove is taking on the lingerie world with its direct-to-consumer bra company. Founded by former Google and Sequoia execs, the company believes data is the key to finding the perfect fit.
A football coach at Stanford left his dream job to launch Strivr, a start-up that helps athletes and employees train using virtual reality technology. Last month it landed a big deal with Walmart.
Not every company that has been on Shark Tank has seen success beyond the tank. But two winners — Lovepop, a 3-D pop-up greeting card company, and Glow Recipe, a Korean beauty products company —are scaling fast.
Cisco says Textio's augmented writing tool, which creates gender-neutral job ads to resonate with a diverse pool of people, has greatly improved its diversity numbers. Ebay, DropBox, Twitter and others are betting on it too.
For those hoping to build successful start-ups, no one has left a clearer trail of how-tos than Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
A Puerto Rican entrepreneur discusses what it takes to succeed in business in a country that is known for its $70 billion in debt.
Business creation in the US has been sluggish for years. Now experts hope tax changes will jump-start a boom.
Tesla has passed Ford in market value, but Elon Musk's electric-car company is being chased by EV start-ups backed by Chinese money.
Surprisingly, many founders of start-ups featured on CNBC's inaugural Upstart 25 list favor new regulations on business.