The Disrupt 100 List

  1. 1

    Spiber

    Manufacturing
    Japan

    Spiber QMONOS, the material for all future superhero outfits. Probably.

  2. 2

    Impossible Foods

    Food
    US

    Meats and cheeses made from plants, not animals. And saving the planet en route.

  3. 3

    Windward

    Data
    Israel

    Shedding light on what's really happening at sea.

  4. 4

    FairFly

    Transport
    Israel

    Rebooking your flight at a fairer price. Increasing transparency of airline prices.

  5. 5

    uBEAM

    Energy
    US

    Wireless power supply. Think charging your phone whilst it's in your pocket. And much more.

  6. 6

    Illusive Networks

    Crime
    Israel

    A 'hall of mirrors' approach to cybersecurity where attackers can no longer determine what's real and what's false.

  7. 7

    Humavox

    Energy
    Israel

    Wireless charging, no matter how small the device.

  8. 8

    what3words

    Transport
    UK

    Addressing every 3mx3m square in the world with 3 words. Now everyone and everywhere has a simple address.

  9. 9

    Belong

    Recruitment
    India

    Data-driven technology helping organisations discover, engage and hire top talent.

  10. 10

    Tradiio

    Entertainment
    Portugal

    Enabling new music fans to discover the best emerging artists and support them directly in exchange for exclusive content.

  11. 11

    Touch Surgery

    Health
    UK

    A mobile surgical simulator that guides you step-by-step through every part of an operation.

  12. 12

    Particle

    Manufacturing
    US

    An Internet of Things (IoT) kit for hobbyists through to large-scale manufacturers.

  13. 13

    Hyasynth Bio

    Health
    Canada

    A company engineering organisms for biotech research at record speed.

  14. 14

    Nextdoor

    Lifestyle
    US

    The private social network for your neighbourhood.

  15. 15

    AppyParking

    Transport
    UK

    Making parking a truly forgettable experience.

  16. 16

    Revotek

    Health
    China

    The world’s first 3D blood vessel printer.

  17. 17

    Product Hunt

    Retail
    US

    The web's favourite destination to discover new apps, gadgets and startups.

  18. 18

    ClassPass

    Health
    US

    Thousands of exercise classes available through just one pass.

  19. 19

    Carousell

    Retail
    Singapore

    A mobile-first marketplace that makes buying and selling beautifully simple.

  20. 20

    Class Dojo

    Education
    US

    Creating happier classrooms; making teacher-parent meetings obsolete.

  21. 21

    iGrow

    Agriculture
    Indonesia

    Utilising underemployed farmers and underutilised land to build the world's largest farm, feeding a growing world population.

  22. 22

    Snapcart

    Retail
    Indonesia

    Providing consumers with rewards in exchange for scans of their shopping receipts.

  23. 23

    Bovcontrol

    Agriculture
    Brazil

    The internet of cows. Empowering ranchers. Creating happy cows.

  24. 24

    Hip Hope

    Health
    Israel

    The wearable airbag preventing hip fractures in older adults.

  25. 25

    Open Bionics

    Health
    UK

    The company making robotic prosthetics affordable and accessible.

  26. 26

    2U

    Education
    US

    A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology platform enabling universities to create digital versions of themselves.

  27. 27

    EdgePoint

    Insurance
    Tanzania

    A mobile micro health insurance product for the low income and underserved African population.

  28. 28

    Narrative Science

    Business
    US

    Turning machine-readable datasets into human-readable writing.

  29. 29

    Neura

    Business
    Israel

    Improving the value and experience of the IoT world, whilst better protecting users' data.

  30. 30

    Skycatch

    Property
    US

    The world's first aerial intelligence gathering platform, providing cheaper and superior site surveying.

  31. 31

    Tinybop

    Education
    US

    Education apps for the weird and inquisitive mind of a child.

  32. 32

    mOm Incubators

    Health
    UK

    The inflatable, low-cost incubator reducing infant mortality globally.

  33. 33

    Shoot

    Lifestyle
    UK

    Personalised, proactive garden care advice.

  34. 34

    Pavegen

    Energy
    UK

    Harvesting kinetic energy from every footstep made.

  35. 35

    GuiaBolso

    Finance
    Brazil

    Helping Brazilians better manage their personal finances.

  36. 36

    Vula Mobile

    Health
    South Africa

    An app making it easier for primary healthcare workers to refer patients to specialists.

  37. 37

    Consumer Physics – SCiO

    Health
    Israel

    Discover the molecular make up of everything you touch, eat and see around you.

  38. 38

    Renovagen

    Energy
    UK

    Portable solar power systems that can be rolled out and producing power in 2 minutes.

  39. 39

    Voltera

    Manufacturing
    Canada

    Think 3D printing for electronics.

  40. 40

    Gogoro

    Transport
    Taiwan

    Scalable, clean transport options for residents of mega-cities - transforming them into smart cities.

  41. 41

    Bragi

    Health
    Germany

    Wireless smart earbuds for the health-conscious, discerning music listener.

  42. 42

    Delivery Science

    Transport
    Nigeria

    Using big data and analytics to help Africa's emerging e-commerce sector manage inventory and deliver more efficiently.

  43. 43

    Habito

    Finance
    UK

    The UK's first digital mortgage broker.

  44. 44

    CropX

    Agriculture
    Israel

    The internet of soil. Using every drop of water to optimise crop yields.

  45. 45

    Science 37

    Health
    US

    Bringing clinical trials to the homes of patients and volunteers.

  46. 46

    Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems

    Health
    UK

    The 'USB connector' of prosthetics.

  47. 47

    Yoyo Wallet

    Finance
    UK

    The mobile wallet offering more than just a payment platform.

  48. 48

    Sinclair Fire

    Property
    UK

    Smarter, faster, safer. The next generation fire detector.

  49. 49

    CrowdMed

    Health
    US

    Solving difficult medical cases online using the 'wisdom of crowds'.

  50. 50

    Sniffphone

    Health
    Israel

    A phone so smart, it sniffs out disease.

  51. 51

    Dash

    Transport
    US

    Nest for Transportation. Turning cars and trucks into smart vehicles.

  52. 52

    Mondo

    Finance
    UK

    A bank that you will want to bank with.

  53. 53

    AdhereTech

    Health
    US

    AdhereTech is a simple yet incredibly effective smart pill bottle.

  54. 54

    Buzzmove

    Property
    UK

    An online comparison and booking platform for removals, collecting invaluable insurance data along the way.

  55. 55

    Minerva Project

    Education
    US

    A global university with no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities.

  56. 56

    Daily Rounds

    Health
    India

    The world's largest online academic network of doctors.

  57. 57

    WeFarm

    Agriculture
    UK

    Connecting farmers to vital information.

  58. 58

    Eora3D

    Manufacturing
    Australia

    Industrial quality 3D scanning through a smartphone.

  59. 59

    YesBoss

    Lifestyle
    Indonesia

    A personal SMS virtual assistant service that sorts your flights, movie tickets and books your table for dinner.

  60. 60

    Fitsense

    Insurance
    Singapore

    Providing health & life insurance companies with deep customer and risk profiles using mobile & wearable data.

  61. 61

    Booster

    Transport
    US

    On-demand car fuelling.

  62. 62

    Probe Scientific

    Health
    UK

    Probe Scientific is transforming healthcare by giving clinicians the data they need to save lives.

  63. 63

    Humanihut

    Property
    Australia

    Inexpensive, innovative and robust shelter system for people at their time of greatest need.

  64. 64

    Fringefy

    Lifestyle
    Israel

    Shazam for buildings. Find out more about a place by taking its photo.

  65. 65

    MoneyForward

    Finance
    Japan

    A tool to helping people and companies to better manage their finances.

  66. 66

    CashCare

    Finance
    India

    Buy something online, Cashcare will front the money and you repay them over 3-12 months.

  67. 67

    Digit

    Finance
    US

    The app that helps you save money, without having to think about it.

  68. 68

    BitMex

    Finance
    China

    Bitmex is a real-time Bitcoin-based trading platform.

  69. 69

    OpenBiome

    Health
    US

    Improving health through recycling human waste.

  70. 70

    Sensoria Fitness

    Health
    US

    The sock which improves your running style in real-time.

  71. 71

    GyroGear

    Health
    UK

    The intelligent glove that stabilises hands.

  72. 72

    Orphidia

    Health
    US

    Instant test results from a single blood drop. Conveniently. For everyone.

  73. 73

    Revolut

    Finance
    UK

    Removing banking charges for sending money.

  74. 74

    Talent Rank

    Education
    UK

    Real-world work experience from your browser. Getting young people a foot in the employment door.

  75. 75

    JustMilk Ltd

    Health
    UK

    A novel system for safely delivering medications and nutrients to breastfeeding infants.

  76. 76

    SAM Labs

    Education
    UK

    Internet of Things (IoT) development kit. No coding required, so great for kids. And adults.

  77. 77

    JIVR

    Transport
    UK

    Chainless 'hybrid' e-bike supporting the creation of 'smart' cities.

  78. 78

    Biscuit

    Energy
    UK

    Biscuit plans to be the world’s most intelligent easy-to-use connected smart plug.

  79. 79

    Basestone

    Property
    UK

    Capture, manage and share construction data.

  80. 80

    Baby2Body

    Health
    UK

    Online platform providing new and soon to be mums with advice, inspiration and motivation.

  81. 81

    Go1

    Education
    Australia

    E-marketplace for staff training.

  82. 82

    Highbrow

    Education
    UK

    Think Netflix for children’s extracurricular and educational videos.

  83. 83

    Bioserenity

    Health
    France

    An epilepsy diagnosis and monitoring system built into your clothes.

  84. 84

    EnterpriseJungle

    Business
    UK

    Creating new value from enterprise data.

  85. 85

    Rotageek

    Business
    UK

    Online employee scheduling for businesses and the health sector made easy.

  86. 86

    IBM Watson

    Health
    US

    A platform that uses artificial intelligence to reveal insights from unstructured health data.

  87. 87

    Glisser

    Education
    UK

    The ultimate in interactive presentations, making event attendance worthwhile.

  88. 88

    Qudini

    Retail
    UK

    Digital queue management and reservation, reducing customer walkouts in retail.

  89. 89

    Swipii

    Retail
    UK

    Redefining customer loyalty through digital innovation.

  90. 90

    Team Turquoise (trading as doppel)

    Health
    UK

    Wearable technology that can pick you up or calm you down.

  91. 91

    EVIDENTIAL

    Crime
    UK

    Evidential hopes for Exhibéo to be in every courtroom by 2020.

  92. 92

    eFishery

    Agriculture
    Indonesia

    The smart feeder technology transforming the fish farming industry.

  93. 93

    Cuvva

    Insurance
    UK

    Get car insurance for an hour (or more) in under 60 seconds.

  94. 94

    JunoTele

    Finance
    Singapore

    When you buy something online, you can now pay for it using your mobile talk time.

  95. 95

    Staff Finder

    Recruitment
    Switzerland

    On-demand marketplace for temporary staffing.

  96. 96

    Rakna

    Transport
    Egypt

    A marketplace for people to find parking in congested cities.

  97. 97

    ConceptoMed

    Health
    Norway

    A simple invention to enable faster, safer and more efficient disconnections from medical needles.

  98. 98

    uMotif

    Health
    UK

    The startup behind the largest, global online study of Parkinson's Disease ever undertaken.

  99. 99

    TaDaweb

    Data
    Luxembourg

    A platform that pulls ‘small data’ from a load of different sources and displays it on a simple interface.

  100. 100

    Property Partner

    Property
    UK

    Crowdfunding property investment

Themes

  • BIOTECH IS A GROWING DISRUPTOR DUE TO DRAMATIC DROP IN PRODUCTION COSTS

    7% of the Disrupt 100 is from the field of Biotech. Biotech is being used to address global population, health and food issues, helping the world become more sustainable and less reliable on the earth and its natural resources. Instead, alternatives in the lab are being found.
    Examples: Hyasynth & Impossible Foods

  • HELP IS OUT THERE TO MANAGE OUR FINANCES BETTER

    It seems we are really bad at managing our money. Or maybe we just need to get a little better. 7% of the Disrupt 100 is focused on helping us to better manage our finances. Interesting most are borne out of poor economic climates and the need for local populace to tighten purse strings.
    Examples: GuiaBolso, Digit & Cashcare

  • CROWDFUNDING BECOMING A GROWING CHOICE OF SOURCING FUNDS

    10% of the Disrupt 100 successfully raised funds through a range of crowdfunding platforms; often a successful barometer of populous want for a new product or service. The Disrupt 100 expects to see a move crowdfunding backed disruptive ventures in the listing over time.
    Examples: Shoot, Mondo & Bragi

  • DISRUPTION IS CREATING SMART CITIES

    Almost 10% of the Disrupt 100 is supporting the ever-increasing issues surrounding a growing world population – currently sitting at 7.4 billion but expected to rise to 9.6 billion by 2050. This increase means, amongst other things, further strain our already saturated and congested cities. With the threat of significant economic loss, disruption is desperately needed. We’re seeing an emergent trend of new ventures creating smarter cities.
    Examples: Appyparking, Rakna & Booster

  • UNIVERSAL APPLICATION OF WEARABLES TO BETTER THE WORLD’S HEALTH

    7% of the Disrupt 100 is creating wearables to support better health outcomes, from protecting an ageing population to better diagnostics for chronic diseases. Wearables work alongside other tech. Often using smart devices and applications to interact with the user, as well as, benefiting from the growing Internet of Things movement.
    Examples: GyroGear, Hip Hope, doppel, Bioserenity & Sensoria Fitness

  • THE POWER OF DATA TO DISRUPT: BIG AND SMALL

    Over 40% of the Disrupt 100 is using data to power their product or service, with 7% moving data via the ever growing Internet of Things. With the Global Health market predicting that Internet of Things will be the leading health tech disrupter worth $800 billion by 2020.
    General examples: IBM Watson, Tadaweb, Narrative Science & Dash
    IOT specific examples: Windward, Neura, eFishery, Particle & SAM Labs

  • SMART DEVICES ARE ENABLING MOST DISRUPTION

    Over 2 billion of the world’s population owns at least one smartphone. It’s therefore no surprise that 55% of the Disrupt 100 are using smart devices to bring disruption into the hands of the consumer. Whether it’s checking the health of your livestock or keeping up to date with your digital currency investment, smart devices are a significant market enabler for the most disruption.
    Examples: UMotif, Touch Surgery, iGrow & Bitmex

  • DISRUPTORS CONTINUE TO BE DRAWN TO THE CHALLENGE OF CREATING A MORE SUSTAINABLE PLANET

    Over 10% of the Disrupt 100 is socially driven towards a more sustainable planet. With a growing population comes more and more strain upon a planet already raped of much of its natural resources. Further developments in renewable energies continue to lead much of the disruption but with the introduction of newer technology such as the Internet of Things, this disruption is now ‘smarter’.
    Examples: Pavegen, CropX, Biscuit & Gogoro

  • HEALTHCARE IS THE LEADING SECTOR FOR DISRUPTION

    The largest sector for disruption is health tech with 27% of disruptors supporting better health outcomes. With an ageing world population and for the first time in history preventative illnesses being the most prevalent, an explosion of disruption is occurring to address these global health issues.
    Examples: AdhereTech, Science 37, Crowdmed, Daily Rounds, JustMilk & OpenBiome

  • EUROPE IS LEADING THE DISRUPTION RACE

    44% of the Disrupt 100 is from Europe. Much of this new founded disruption is due to increased investment to support talent across this network of 50 countries – often from US investors. The UK leads the European’s in causing this shift. Europe as a single market is significant and on par with the US. However, with the UK’s EU referendum coming up this is one space to keep a close eye on.
    Examples: Tradiio, BaseStone, Bioserenity, ConceptoMed & Probe Scientific

  • ISRAEL IS A POWER-HOUSE FOR INNOVATION

    Almost 10% of the Disrupt 100 is from Israel, a country with ¼ the population of California, the home of Silicon Valley. With strong relationships with the US, Israel is a popular place for US investors to support this immense talent pool.
    Examples: Fairfly, Fringefy, Humavox & Sniffphone

  • MOST DISRUPTION OCCURS BEYOND NORTH AMERICA

    76% of the Disrupt 100 is founded outside of North America. Much of the media is weighted to North America, in particular the West Coast (Silicon Valley). And in part, that’s to be expected. They’ve produced some amazing ventures, disrupting sectors and populations at scale. However, disruption is global. In particular, emerging markets such as Asia are ripe for mass change.
    Examples: Swipii, Go1, Snapcart, Belong & Delivery Science

  • DISRUPTION IMPACTS US ALL

    At least 1 of the ventures on the Disrupt 100 list could benefit EACH of the 7.4 billion that inhabit our planet. Which is always a good thing. We’re hoping that with more awareness of these incredible companies, and the visionary founding teams behind them, the more we’ll all benefit from the impact they’re making.
    Examples: what3words, SCiOMOM Incubators

  • DISRUPTION IS HAPPENING EVERYWHERE

    The Disrupt 100 cover 6 continents. Sadly no Antartican company made the grade. With greater investment into emerging markets and the global development of infrastructure to incubate and accelerate tech business creation, local companies are now often best positioned to deliver regional disruption. Disrupt 100 predicts future listings will illustrate this shift and a greater proportion of the Disrupt 100 to be coming out of the Asian markets.
    Examples: Spiber, Eora3D, Vula Mobile, Bovcontrol, Staff Finder & Skycatch

Judges

  • Tom Goodwin

    Tom Goodwin, Havas Media

    Tom Goodwin is the SVP of Strategy and Innovation at Havas Media, his role is to understand new technology, behaviours and platforms and ideate and implement solutions for clients that take advantage of the new opportunities these make possible. An industry provocateur and commentator, he’s a columnist for the Guardian, Mediapost and regular contributor to TechCrunch, Forbes, Ad Age, Ad Week, Inc and Digiday. He was voted a top 10 voice in Marketing by LinkedIn and one of 30 people to follow on Twitter by Business Insider.

  • Warwick Hill

    CEO-in-Residence and Managing Director, Microsoft Ventures

    Warwick Hill is a New Zealand business executive and currently the CEO-in-Residence and Managing Director of Microsoft Accelerator London (appointed September 2015). He also sits on the Board of Crowdaura, an innovative financial services company utilising blockchain-as-a-service and is an advisor to the NHS National Clinical Lead for Innovation as well as the Clinical Entrepreneurial Programme. Warwick Hill is renowned for successfully building and selling global companies in the digital sector. Most notable is the sale of 3rdSpace a Digital Innovations Agency that was bought in June 2013 by the Chinese State Broadcaster, one of the largest media companies in the World.

  • Rishi Shah

    Head of Public Policy, Facebook

    Rishi Saha is the Head of Public Policy for Facebook in the UK. He previously led digital communications at 10 DowningStreet and the Cabinet Office, with responsibility for online outreach and citizen engagement. Rishi joined Facebook from the WPP consulting firm, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where he served as the Dubai-based Regional Director for the Middle East, India, Africa and Turkey region.

  • Tom Butterworth

    Director of Entrepreneur Banking, Silicon Valley Bank

    Tom Butterworth is a Director of Entrepreneur Banking with Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch. He joined Silicon Valley Bank in 2014 to lead their team focused on providing commercial banking to early-stage technology and innovation businesses in the UK. Devoting much of his career to working with technology businesses, Tom previously worked at Natwest and RBS focusing on banking services and debt facilities for a portfolio of technology and media businesses. Over the years, Tom has worked with many well-known London-based technology businesses, building a deep understanding of the high-growth sector.

  • Emma Sinclair

    Co-Founder, EnterpriseJungle

    Ex M&A, Emma is the youngest person to have floated a company on the London Stock Exchange, having done so at 29. A serial entrepreneur, she now co-leads global software company EnterpriseJungle. Recently voted the most innovative new enterprise software company, they build major problem solving applications that use the power of big data and the cloud to give companies competitive advantage. In 2014 she became UNICEF’s first Business Mentor.

  • Sam Barton

    Enterprise Manager, KPMG

    Sam is a KPMG Enterprise Manager who supports and challenges startups to grow. His broad restructuring experience and UK and Australian network provides startups with strategic insights and valuable introductions. He aspires to be a part-owner of the LA Lakers.

  • Wilko Klaassen

    VP Global Online, Husqvarna Group

    Wilko is an e-Commerce, digital, shopper marketing and Cross/Omni Channel expert and experienced global business and transformation manager. He is Global Online Director at Husqvarna Group, responsible for the online competence center, strategy, development and team. Previously Wilko was Global Director of e-Commerce at LEGO, and Electrolux, where he last held the position of Global Director Commercial Development online & B2C.

  • Ruth Turner

    Programme Director, Forward Institute

    Ruth Turner is Programme Director for the Forward Institute, a coalition of 25 major public and private institutions exploring issues of responsible leadership. Previously she was Director of Government Relations at 10 Downing Street, and founded numerous charities and social enterprises including The Big Issue in the North and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

  • Thorsten Linz

    CEO, S1MPLIFY

    Thorsten is CEO of Silicon Valley and Berlin based corporate innovation agency s1mplify. A service and business model designer by profession he has over 20 years of experience building business and marketing strategies. He is an expert at leading digital and technology innovation and has worked and lived across three continents working for global brands and corporations as well as for technology startups.

  • Marcus East

    Digital Director, M&S

    Marcus is an international technology executive with over 20 years experience working for companies such as IBM, Comic Relief, Apple and now Marks and Spencer where he is the director responsible for driving the company’s digital transformation. Having lived in Silicon Valley, the UK and Asia, he has a passion for the use of technology to deliver positive social change, and has been involved in a number of social enterprise and social tech initiatives and startups.

  • Lynne Murray

    Partnering & Strategy, AstraZeneca

    Lynne A. Murray has a PhD from Imperial College London in Immunology and Pathology and did a post-doc at UCLA.Lynne then moved into industry and set up fibrosis research first in Centocor/ J&J in the US, and at Promedior, a start-up developing therapeutics to treat fibrosis.  Now in MedImmune in Cambridge, UK, Lynne initially established MedImmune’s fibrosis research efforts, both internally and with external collaborators.  After doing an MBA at the Judge Business School, she is now in the Partnering & Strategy group, focused on business development and external partnerships.

  • Dan Wilkinson

    Executive Manager, Customer Technologies, Suncorp New Zealand

    Dan is an eCommerce specialist with over fifteen years of experience trying to make sense of emerging technologies, spanning roles from frontline content management to senior executive, on both client and agency sides and across a diverse set of industry sectors. Currently leading the Customer Technologies and innovation labs teams at Suncorp New Zealand, Dan lives and works in Auckland, where he moved to from the UK in 2008.

  • Gemma Morris

    Sky News Journalist & Presenter, Sky News

    Journalist Gemma Morris is a presenter, reporter and producer for Sky News. She’s the host of Sky’s weekly technology show, Swipe, fronting the programme from all kinds of thrilling locations exploring the latest in technology news. Swipe airs across several channels including Sky News, Sky 1, 2, Challenge and Pick TV.

  • Josh Russell

    Technology Strategist, Dash Labs

    Josh Has been working in digital since 1996, from Microsoft and Comic Relief, to his own startups. Most recently he’s been developing commercial strategy in the UK’s Government Digital Service, and is a founder of the Parliament User Group. He’s a judge at the Tech4Good Awards, and an advocate at the Design Authority. He also runs CitizenBeta, the UK’s civic tech meetup, and the City Meets Tech startup pitching event.

  • Jesper With-Fogstrup

    Chief Operating Officer, comparethemarket.com

    Before joining ComparetheMarket.com, Jesper spent more than fifteen years in trade and consumer travel technology businesses and most recently ran TLRG including LateRooms.com for TUI Group. Prior to joining TLRG and TUI, Jesper served for ten years with global online lodging wholesaler GTA and was part of the team which sold the GTA business to Kuoni Group.

  • Fu’ad Butt

    Associate Partner, Global Business Services, IBM

    Fuad Butt has over 20 years of global experience in Strategy, Design & Implementation of innovative technology solutions within the Financial Services arena, focusing on Insurance. Fu’ad is currently helping launch IBM’s Insurance Center of Competency consolidating best practices from Cognitive Computing, Design Thinking, Interactive Experience and Advanced Analytics. Before joining IBM, Fuad was the Practice Head for Digital Consulting at Mindtree, a $600M global consulting company. 

  • David Fogel

    Deputy Director and Head of Acceleration , Wayra UK

    David Fogel is Deputy Director and Head of acceleration of Wayra UK, The Telefonica accelerator. David runs a portfolio of >130 startups which have raised >$100m. Before joining Wayra David worked as an M&A and innovation strategy manager leading projects across the world for start-ups and TMT companies. Prior to that David worked as an associate at a European early-stage VC and at a start-up accelerator.

  • Sabine Vanderlinden

    Managing Director, Startupbootcamp InsurTech

    Sabine is the MD of Startupbootcamp InsurTech, where she works with leading insurers, investors and mentors to bring the innovation of ten start-ups to market within a three month-period. Sabine brings years of senior positions working with global firms and 100s of well-known financial services institutions for which she developed unique growth strategies

  • David Durnford

    Owner & Chief Executive, Fat Media

    David Durnford is the CEO of Fat Media, an award-winning digital agency with headquarters in Lancaster. He spent over a decade in marketing with the likes of Mars and Nestle before setting up his own business in 2003. His areas of expertise include business strategy, marketing communications and branding.

  • Kerry Ritz

    Managing Director, MassChallenge

    Kerry has a broad range of international experience with both start-ups and corporates. Before joining MassChallenge, he was Chief Marketing Officer of FTSE 250 Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, where he was responsible for marketing, sales, customer service, fulfilment, marketing technology, product management, and customer insight. Although Kerry is originally Canadian, he has been in Europe for more than 25 years and has lived in the UK, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland. 

  • Andy McCartney

    Founding Partner, Whitespace Ventures

    This quintessential tech entrepreneur has travelled from bedroom coder to chic geek to working for one of the largest tech firms in the world and becoming a keystone for the booming British tech ecosystem. Recognised by some of the industry’s biggest players he founded Microsoft Ventures UK and most recently has become one of the founding team for Whitespace Ventures.

  • Bill Liao

    Co-Founder, IndieBio EU

    Australian entrepreneur, venture capital investor, diplomat, author and speaker with a distinguished record in the areas of business, development and community activism, Bill is co-founder of the CoderDojo movement, founder of Weforest and is the investment partner for Europe of SOSV eu.indiebio.com. SOSV is a $250m international investment fund.

About

Disrupt 100

The DISRUPT 100 is an annual index celebrating the businesses with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets.

The report tracks the world’s most disruptive businesses, compiled and curated by the world’s leading entrepreneurs, investors and business people.

Each Disrupt 100 venture was sourced from over 5M global startups and corporate ventures, has been scored against a specific criteria measuring the potential it has to affect an existing market or geography, introduce new customers into an existing market and/or creating a new market with significant customer demand.

The ventures were then judged by global brands including AstraZeneca, KPMG, IBM and Silicon Valley Bank, tech accelerators Microsoft Ventures, MassChallenge and WAYRA and entrepreneurs Emma Sinclair, Tom Goodwin and Bill Liao.

The 100 listing provides greater public understanding of the innovation by companies worldwide. We’re going beyond providing a simple index with analysis of the disruption and its wider impact provided.

 

Background

Entire industries are being disrupted by new, often well-funded new businesses that can quickly scale and in many instances displace long-established companies.

Since 2002 52% of the Fortune 500 companies are no longer around; most are now expected to last no more than another 15-20 years.

The Disrupt 100 champions those businesses who are truly innovating; rethinking today’s products, services, technologies and business models to open new markets and create new demand.

 

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In 2016 Disrupt 100 reached over 2 million people. We’re now looking for a corporate partner to help us build the brand and celebrate the exceptional companies in the upcoming 2017 index.

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Calling all DISRUPTORS!

We’re currently compiling the 2017 Disrupt 100 which will be launching May 2017.

The list celebrates those businesses with the greatest potential to influence, change or create new global markets. It's seen by millions of people across the world as well as leading entrepreneurs, investors and business people. It’s too good to miss.

If you think your business has what it takes, enter below. It’ll take just a couple of minutes and is absolutely free.


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