CNBC launches 2019 Disrupter 50

CNBC has released their 7th annual version of the CNBC Disrupter 50 which consists of startups who have exploited niches and have the potential to be billion dollar businesses; 36 of the 50 have already become unicorns, which means their valuation has reached or passed $1bn; the 50 companies have raised over $46 billion in venture capital at an implied Disruptor 50 list market valuation of more than $266 billion, according to PitchBook data; fintech companies making the list include Stripe (13), Kabbage (14), TransferWise (23), SoFi (26), Affirm (33), Ellevest (45) and Robinhood (47). Source.

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    Todd is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists. He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences. He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.