In its eleventh annual Disruptor 50 list, CNBC highlights private companies chasing some of the market’s biggest opportunities, growing despite a challenging capital markets environment and a slowing economy.

At least 35 rhinos, with valuations of $1 billion or more – 12 of them valued at more than $10 billion. As many of the top-flying startups have been pressured into the ratings, this year’s list also identified several smaller companies testing new ideas earlier in the fundraising trails.

Many of the Disruptor 50 companies have a social or environmental purpose underlying their business model, including climate change, sustainable development, healthcare, financial inequality, and an inefficient global supply chain. 13 of this year’s Disruptors have a female founder. 14 of the most prominent CEOs are from racial and ethnic minorities.

The 50 companies selected using the proprietary Disruptor 50 methodology have raised more than $54 billion in venture capital, according to PitchBook and company data, in an implied Disruptor 50 valuation of more than $362 billion.


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