These are the CNBC Disruptor 50 companies from 2023
In the 11th annual Disruptor 50 list, CNBC highlights private companies chasing some of the market’s biggest opportunities and growing despite a tough capital market environment and slowing economy.
At least 35 are unicorns, with values of $1 billion or more – 12 are valued at over $10 billion. As many of the highest-flying startups have seen valuations squeezed, this year’s list also identified many younger firms that tested new ideas earlier in their fundraising trajectories.
Many of the Disruptor 50 companies have a social or environmental purpose at the core of their business model, including climate change, sustainable development, healthcare, economic inequality and an inefficient global supply chain. 13 of this year’s Disruptors have a female entrepreneur. 14 contain CEOs from racial and ethnic minorities.
The 50 companies selected using the proprietary Disruptor 50 methodology have raised over $54 billion in venture capital, according to PitchBook and company data, for an implied Disruptor 50 value of more than $362 billion.