In the ninth annual Disruptor 50 list, CNBC highlights the private companies leading out of the pandemic, with business models and growth rates geared towards a rapid pace of technological change.
Investors have noted that the companies on the Disruptor 50 list by 2021 have become key players in fundamental economic and consumer transformations. Most of the CNBC Disruptor 50 are already billion dollar companies. 34 disruptors are unicorns who have already hit or exceeded the $ 1 billion valuation mark (well exceeded in some cases) – 10 of the companies on this year’s list are worth at least $ 10 billion.
The 50 companies selected with the proprietary Disruptor 50 methodology raised over $ 72 billion in venture capital with an implicit Disruptor 50 rating of more than $ 388 billion, according to PitchBook. While technologies like AI, 5G, cloud computing and the Internet of Things are Key to many businesses On the 2021 Disruptor 50 list, the sectors they are in are widespread, from financial services to healthcare, biotechnology, education, food, media, agriculture to transportation.