In Disruptor 50’s tenth annual list, CNBC highlights private companies that have grown up during the ups and downs of the pandemic and are ready to tackle growing economic and consumer challenges.
Collectively, these companies raised half a trillion dollars in venture capital. At least 41 are unicorns, with valuations of $ 1 billion or more – 14 are worth over $ 10 billion. But becoming a unicorn has become all too common, and as market volatility puts pressure on valuations in both public and private markets, other stats stand out:
Forty companies have a social or environmental purpose that is central to their business model. Ten of this year’s disruptors come from the logistics sector, which faces the disrupted global supply chain that has fueled high inflation for four decades. Eight are cutting costs in a bloated healthcare system and reaching disadvantaged populations. Many others are dedicated to the climate crisis. Nine of this year’s disruptors have a female founder. Sixteen are CEOs of racial and ethnic minorities.
The 50 companies selected using the property Disruptor Methodology 50 they raised over $ 56 billion in venture capital, according to PitchBook, with an implied disruptor 50 valuation of more than $ 552 billion.