Investors have noticed that companies on the 2021 Disruptor 50 list have become key players in fundamental economic and consumer transformations. The majority of CNBC Disruptor 50s are already billion dollar companies. Thirty-four disruptors are unicorns who have already hit or surpassed (in some cases far exceeded) the $ 1 billion valuation mark – 10 of the companies on this year’s list are worth at least $ 10 billion.
The 50 companies selected using the proprietary Disruptor 50 methodology raised more than $ 72 billion in venture capital, according to PitchBook, for an implicit valuation of Disruptor 50 of over $ 388 billion. While technologies such as AI, 5G, cloud computing and the Internet of Things are essential for many companies on the 2021 Disruptor 50 list, the industries they are changing are prevalent, from financial services to healthcare. health, through biotechnology, education, food, media, agriculture and transport.