CNBC Announces its Ninth Disruptor 50 List

CNBC Disruptor 50

CNBC has announced the ninth annual CNBC Disruptor 50, a ranked list of fast-growing, innovative private start-ups 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 last week.’s special report,, 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:

  1. Robinhood
  2. Stripe
  3. Discord
  4. SentinelOne
  5. Didi Chuxing
  6. Brex
  7. Marqeta
  8. Chime
  9. TytoCare
  10. ElevateBio

For more information regarding the CNBC Disruptor 50, including the full list, interviews, in-depth analysis and original digital video, visit