CNBC recently released its second annual Disruptor 50 list – a list of 50 private companies nominated by venture capital firms and accelerators that ranges from household consumer mobile apps like Uber and Snapchat to green tech firms including Cool Planet and Chargepoint. Given interest around the list, we used CB Insights data to crunch the numbers behind the financing trends, most well-funded cos and top investors of CNBC’s selected private companies.
The data below.
It must be the money
CNBC’s list of companies includes a number of well-funded startups – with some, including AirBnB and Pinterest, having raised war chests well into the hundreds of millions to date. The chart below highlights the deal and dollar fundraising trend by the CNBC Disruptor 50 from 2009 through 2014 year-to-date. Yes, companies on the list have increasingly raised huge sums of cash – already topping $3.47 billion (with a B) in 2014 alone behind mega rounds to Uber, AirBnB and Dropbox.
Kleiner Perkins is top investor in CNBC 50 companies
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is the most represented venture capital firm on the list of CNBC 50 companies, with 10 of the startups in its portfolio including Shape Security, AngelList and Quirky. We’d earlier highlighted Kleiner’s robust list of Tech IPO Pipeline companies. SV Angel and Founders Fund round out the top 3 with 9 and 8 companies on the list, respectively. Interestingly, active tech mutual fund investor T. Rowe Price is tied for fourth most companies with late-stage investments including Apptio, Pure Storage and Redfin.
A list of all the investors with five or more companies on the CNBC Disruptor 50 is below.
Most well-funded – Uber on top
The chart below highlights the range of funding totals behind the 50 companies from under $20M (Kickstarter) to over $1B (Uber). 72% of companies on the list have raised between $20M and $150M, with 15 companies on the list raising between $50M-$100M and another 11 raising between $20M-$50M.
See below for the list of the CNBC 50 ranked by total funding raised (credit/debt, secondary transactions not included).
2 Palantir Technologies
7 Pure Storage
9 Lending Club
14 Oscar Health Insurance Co.
15 Cool Planet Energy Systems
20 Warby Parker
28 Skybox Imaging
29 Motif Investing
33 Shape Security
37 Personal Capital
38 Rent the Runway
45 Hampton Creek Foods
46 Kumu Networks
Note: All of the data in this analysis is from the CB Insights venture capital database. Sign up for free below.
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