In its 10th annual Disruptor 50 list, CNBC highlights private companies that have grown through the ups and downs of the pandemic and that are preparing to meet growing economic and consumer challenges.
Finally, these companies raised half a trillion dollars in venture capital. At least 41 unicorns, with valuations of $1 billion or more — 14 of them are estimated to be over $10 billion. But becoming a rhino has become very popular, and with market fluctuations and valuation pressures in both public and private markets, other statistics stand out:
Forty companies have a primary social or environmental purpose for their business model. Ten of this year’s disruptions are from the logistics sector, addressing the disrupted global supply chain that has fueled high inflation for four decades. Eight of them serve to reduce costs in a bloated health care system and reach disadvantaged populations. Many of them are dedicated to the climate crisis. Nine of this year’s Disruptors have a female foundation. Sixteen CEOs are from racial and ethnic minorities.
50 companies selected using ownership Disruptor 50 . methodology It has raised more than $56 billion in venture capital, according to PitchBook, in an implied valuation of Disruptor 50 of more than $552 billion.
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