Disrupt 100 2017

  1. 1

    StoreDot

    Communications
    Israel

    Full batteries in 30 seconds flat

  2. 2

    Graphcore

    IT
    UK

    Accelerating the development of next generation AI

  3. 3

    Grail

    Health
    US

    Detect cancer early

  4. 4

    Bugcrowd

    Business
    Australia

    Engaging hackers in bounty hunt for bugs

  5. 5

    Jamii

    Insurance
    Tanzania

    Accessible health insurance for those who need it most

  6. 6

    AID:Tech

    Aid
    UK

    Making aid cash flows transparent

  7. 7

    goHenry

    Finance
    UK

    The bank account for kids, designed by parents

  8. 8

    Simplify

    IT
    Malaysia

    Be your own wireless provider

  9. 9

    Signal

    Business
    UK

    Using AI to extract insight out of information noise

  10. 10

    Be My Eyes

    Health
    US

    On demand ‘sight’ for the visually impaired

  11. 11

    Neos

    Insurance
    UK

    Making home insurance smart

  12. 12

    Ultrahaptics

    IT
    UK

    Touch virtual objects mid-air

  13. 13

    Bloomboard

    Education
    US

    Improving teacher excellence

  14. 14

    Azitra

    Health
    US

    Harnessing your bacteria to treat skin disease

  15. 15

    Cambridge Intelligence

    Business
    UK

    Making data more visual

  16. 16

    CognitionX

    Education
    UK

    Training directory for all things AI

  17. 17

    Psious

    Health
    Spain

    Reinventing CBT treatment through virtual reality

  18. 18

    mPedigree

    Health
    Nigeria

    Blocking counterfeit drug trade

  19. 19

    Leia 3D

    IT
    USA

    Interactive holographs for mobile devices

  20. 20

    Matibabu

    Health
    Uganda

    Detecting malaria without needles

  21. 21

    WideCells Group PLC

    Health/Insurance
    UK

    Making stem-cell treatment accessible and affordable globally

  22. 22

    Recharge

    Travel
    US

    Recharge your batteries in a luxury hotel

  23. 23

    Lattice Data

    IT
    US

    Battling human trafficking through dark data

  24. 24

    Prospera Technologies

    Agriculture
    Israel

    Putting AI to work on farms

  25. 25

    Healx

    Health
    UK

    Repurposing drugs to treat rare diseases

  26. 26

    Apolitical

    Goverment
    UK

    Helping governments solve global challenges

  27. 27

    Freee

    Finance
    Japan

    Removing the paperwork from accounting

  28. 28

    Face++

    Business
    China

    Intelligent facial recognition

  29. 29

    EggXYt

    Agriculture
    Israel

    The morning after pill for chickens

  30. 30

    Sunlight

    Education
    UK

    Enhancing team capability through education

  31. 31

    Kiip

    Marketing
    US

    Personalised advertising

  32. 32

    Grabyo

    Lifestyle
    UK

    Video on-demand through social media

  33. 33

    White Lab

    Health
    Lebanon

    Pinpoint pollutants that cause allergies

  34. 34

    Suade

    Finance
    UK

    Continuous compliance for banks

  35. 35

    Bellabeat

    Health
    Croatia

    A healthy tracker for mind and body

  36. 36

    Starry

    Communications
    US

    Touchscreen router for perfect WiFi

  37. 37

    Tellus Labs

    Agriculture
    US

    Using space to understand Earth

  38. 38

    Hadean

    IT
    UK

    Making big data more manageable

  39. 39

    Boiler Room

    Lifestyle
    UK

    Music TV for the internet age

  40. 40

    Peloton Technology

    Transport
    US

    Trucks that talk

  41. 41

    EYL

    Security
    South Korea

    Using nature to make hacker-proof security solutions

  42. 42

    Klook

    Travel
    Hong Kong

    A one-stop shop for authentic travel experiences

  43. 43

    DELOS

    Healthcare
    UK

    Making healthcare insurance simple

  44. 44

    Solu

    IT
    Finland

    A pocket-sized computer like no other

  45. 45

    Mezi

    Travel
    US

    A personal travel assistant

  46. 46

    UltronVR

    IT
    China

    VR content with optical tracking

  47. 47

    Hackajob

    Recruitment
    UK

    Making tech recruitment easy

  48. 48

    Dr CADx

    Health
    Zimbabwe

    Using AI for more accurate diagnosis

  49. 49

    Sanivation

    Health
    Kenya

    Improving sanitation in urban East Africa

  50. 50

    TeacherGaming Desk

    Education
    Finland

    Bringing the gaming world into the classroom

  51. 51

    Go-Jek

    Transport
    Indonesia

    One-stop convenience shop for Indonesians

  52. 52

    Fuzu

    Recruitment
    Kenya

    Tackling youth unemployment

  53. 53

    Nightscout

    Health
    US

    DIY monitoring for diabetes

  54. 54

    Dragonera

    IT
    Israel

    Machine-driven software development

  55. 55

    Graviky Labs

    Sustainability
    India

    From air pollution to ink

  56. 56

    Skipping Rocks Lab

    Environment
    UK

    Making packaging disappear

  57. 57

    Sixgill

    Security
    Israel

    Monitoring the dark web

  58. 58

    Adhesys Medical

    Health
    Germany

    Next generation surgical glue

  59. 59

    Cropital

    Agriculture
    Philippines

    Crowdfunding for farms

  60. 60

    LegalBeagles

    Legal
    UK

    Best legal advocacy for best fee

  61. 61

    Streetbees

    Research
    UK

    Market research in real-time

  62. 62

    Satavia

    Transport
    UK

    Smarter, safer aircraft

  63. 63

    Vastari

    Arts
    UK

    Unearthing hidden artworks

  64. 64

    ProZorro

    Government
    Ukraine

    Killing corruption

  65. 65

    Glue Home

    Property
    Sweden

    Opening doors to easier living

  66. 66

    Xfers

    Finance
    Singapore

    Simplifying payment for southeast Asia

  67. 67

    Spott

    Retail
    Belgium

    E-commerce opportunities whilst watching online video

  68. 68

    Live Better With

    Health
    UK

    Democratising access to health products for cancer patients

  69. 69

    Concured

    Marketing
    UK

    Creating results-based marketing content

  70. 70

    Brandtone

    Marketing
    Ireland

    Mobile marketing for developing countries

  71. 71

    Avalon AI

    Health
    UK

    Advancing treatment for Alzheimer’s

  72. 72

    Blaze

    Transport
    UK

    Superior safety features for cyclists

  73. 73

    Link4

    Finance
    Australia

    Reducing late payment of invoices

  74. 74

    Yoli

    Education
    China

    Learning a language on demand

  75. 75

    Mixcloud

    Entertainment
    UK

    Re-thinking radio

  76. 76

    Appy Fleet

    Transport
    UK

    Reducing driver risk and making roads safer

  77. 77

    Firef.ly

    Travel
    UK

    A personalised travel memoir

  78. 78

    Pointr

    IT
    UK

    A real-time blue dot for easy navigation

  79. 79

    Colu

    Finance
    Israel

    Local currency on a global scale

  80. 80

    Deep Glint

    Security
    China

    Hi-tech camera prevents trouble

  81. 81

    Firefly

    Education
    UK

    Online hub bringing teachers and students together

  82. 82

    Beam and Go

    Finance
    Singapore

    Sending money to loved ones overseas made easy

  83. 83

    Arsitag

    Property
    Indonesia

    Architecturally-designed homes in Indonesia

  84. 84

    Slide

    Transport
    France

    A better commute to work

  85. 85

    Knowble

    Education
    Holland

    Personalised language learning through reading the news

  86. 86

    Memgraph

    IT
    Croatia

    Providing fast graphical data

  87. 87

    AppAttic

    Health
    UK

    Providing health insights and better patient engagement

  88. 88

    Tinybeans

    Lifestyle
    Australia

    Sharing photos privately

  89. 89

    9 Spokes

    Business
    New Zealand

    Helping small business see more clearly

  90. 90

    Pawaa Software

    Security
    India

    Share secured files in one click

  91. 91

    Simpla

    IT
    Australia

    Easy editing of online content

  92. 92

    Gaszen

    Energy
    Mexico

    Off-grid management of gas consumption through wireless connectors

  93. 93

    Kredibel

    Finance
    Indonesia

    Combatting online fraud

  94. 94

    JobGrouper

    Business
    China

    Hire talent at half the cost

  95. 95

    Gus Chat

    IT
    Mexico

    Automated customer chat in Spanish

  96. 96

    Truebill

    Finance
    US

    Removing the hassle of managing online subscriptions

  97. 97

    Curation Corp

    Business
    UK

    Customising knowledge

  98. 98

    Flicksup

    Lifestyle
    India

    Fun for movie buffs

  99. 99

    Ice Stupa

    Environment
    India

    Helping villagers adapt to climate change

  100. 100

    Vebbler

    Lifestyle
    India

    Photos in real-time

Themes

Summary

Sector Spread

Business: 14% Transport: 5% Lifestyle: 7% Security: 5% IT: 10% Agriculture: 4% Insurance: 3% Other: 16% Finance: 10% Health: 17% Education: 5% Travel: 4%
Sector Percentage
Business 14%
Finance 10%
Health 17%
Education 5%
Travel 4%
Transport 5%
Lifestyle 7%
Security 5%
IT 10%
Agriculture 4%
Insurance 3%
Other 10%

Tech spread

IOT: 2% AI: 22% VR: 2% Physical computing: 4% Wearable: 2% Mobile: 38% Biotech: 9% Cloud: 5% Other: 16%
Technology Percentage
AI 22%
IoT 2%
VR 2%
Physical computing 4%
Wearable 2%
Mobile 38%
Biotech 9%
Cloud 5%
Other 16%

Geography

Australasia 5% Africa 6% S. America 2% N. America 16% Asia 27% Rest of Europe 12% UK 39%
Region Percentage
UK 32%
Rest of Europe 12%
Asia 27%
N. America 16%
S. America 2%
Africa 6%
Australasia 5%
  • 84% of disruption
    occurs outside
    North America
  • 11% of disruptiors
    came top of their class
    in accelerator programmes
  • 32% of disruption
    is from the UK
  • 14% of disruptors from
    countries with
    populations < 10m

Money

  • Start ups can still bootstrap their way to success…

    Approx. 10% of Disrupt100 index have bootstrapped their way to success.

  • Some of those investing in the innovation revolution have made their name in an entirely different game altogether… football.

    Companies included in the index have received investment from football icons.

  • Learning from the little guys, corporates are getting better at innovating from within.

    7% have grown from within or partnerships with large companies.

Trends

  • AI is this year’s favourite child, but are we ready for it?

    22% of worldwide disruption is using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

  • The tech. sector continues to accelerate disruption.

    10% of disruptors are creating new markets through new tech innovation.

  • Lessons from the health sector: what the education sector must do to truly disrupt…

    Almost 20% disruption from the health sector, compared with only 5% from education.

Judges

  • TOM GOODWIN

    EVP, HEAD OF INNOVATION, ZENITH

    Tom Goodwin is the Head of Innovation at Zenith, leading a team of people at one of the world’s largest media agencies, tasked with building what advertising needs to become.  Tom was previously the SVP of Strategy and Innovation at Havas Media. 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.

  • PAUL ADAMS

    HEAD OF EDUCATION, VIRGIN STARTUP

    Paul Adams is an entrepreneur and business mentor with a varied background in the public, private and third sectors. In addition to his own businesses he has been involved in a wide range of projects from large to small; from creating and running a programme to encourage commercial activity in the Environment Agency, to writing a business plan for an organic kosher chicken farmer in the UK. He believes in the importance of supporting good causes such as social enterprises and charities.

  • KIERAN HARTE

    HEAD OF CITIES, UBER MIDLANDS & SOUTH WEST UK, WALES and IRELAND

    Kieran Harte is a business manager with over 15 years experience in online classified, media & disruptive digital models. His work at Uber includes his position as Head of Cities in the Midlands and South West UK, Wales, Ireland and NI, as well as General Manager of Ireland and Northern Ireland. He previously spent three years as the marketing director at Daft.ie.

  • WARWICK HILL

    CEO, 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 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.

  • PARUL GREEN

    HEAD OF M&A AND INNOVATION, AXA UK

    Parul is Head of M&A and Innovation at AXA UK Group. She is responsible for Inorganic and Innovation strategy across Group’s General Insurance, Health, and Asset Management businesses. She is a member of the AXA UK Seed Fund Investment committee which invests in Fintech, Insurtech and Digital Health startups for the AXA Group.

    Parul is a Financial Services and PE specialist who has worked in UK, Germany and India. She is a mentor at The Duke of York [email protected] and Mayor of London’s International Business Partnering Programme. She is on the Expert Panel for FinTech 50 Europe.

    Parul is member of Women in Investing and Careers Advisory group of CFA Institute.

  • AUTUMN BRYAN

    HEAD OF AGENCY STRATEGY AND INSIGHTS, GOOGLE UK

    Autumn Bryan is the Head of Agency Strategy and Insights at Google UK, partnering with the agency community to help them make the most of the web on behalf of their clients.  Starting her career in professional sports working in Events and Marketing for the Seattle Mariners, Autumn moved on to spend 10 years in the digital startup world leading business development for Martech organisations in the US and UK including Techlightenment and Collective.  She has a passion for the intersection where technology meets social good and has been a judge for Google’s Global Impact Challenge and also run a series of events in collaboration with Grazia to inspire women through the magic of technology.

  • BILL LIAO

    FOUNDER, REBELBIO

    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 a general partner of SOSV and a founder of their Bio-Tech practice. SOSV is a $300m international accelerator venture capital fund.

  • PHIL BATES

    ARCHITECT, ORACLE CLOUD

    Phil Bates leads Oracle’s Cloud development team in Bristol UK, building cloud lifecycle infrastructure and functionality that manages the development and delivery of Oracle’s IaaS and PaaS products and technologies.

    Since 1999 Phil has developed Oracle’s business intelligence/analytics, middleware, and applications products. He specialises on projects that enable Oracle’s products to work together as a cohesive, integrated stack.

  • MATT CONNOLLY

    FOUNDER AND CEO, TÄLLT VENTURES

    Matt has worked within tech innovation for the past 10+ years.

    In 2003 he founded Enable, a digital innovation agency which grew to become the UK’s #1. He later went on to set up a boutique fashion e-commerce agency and a number of networking events before investing in and building tech startups.

    Recognising the opportunity to better connect corporates with the startup world, Matt launched Tällt Ventures. In addition to spending much of his time travelling, he’s a regularly public speaker and enjoys meeting people who share his passion for disruptive innovation.

  • ANDY MCCARTNEY

    CO-FOUNDER, 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.

    Andy is no stranger to the world of entrepreneurialism, having founded and acted as CTO for his fair share of tech startups, including the award-winning JamPot Technologies.

    Unsurprisingly, he has been recognised by some of the industry’s biggest players and was welcomed into the fold by Microsoft Ventures, where he founded Microsoft Ventures UK launched in London, helping build successful global startups.

    The next natural step for Andy was to take all this expertise and start investing into the next global successes, where he has become one of the founding team for Whitespace Ventures.

  • DR. JUNAID BAJWA

    GP, DIRECTOR OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES, MSD (UK)

    Dr Junaid Bajwa is a GP, a Clinical Associate on the NHSE New Models of Care Programme, and the Executive Director of Healthcare Services for MSD (UK).

    Junaid qualified as a GP in 2009 and has since gone on to undertake a number of roles within the NHS spanning the provider, and commissioning landscape: including being a Governing Body Member for the NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group (leading on Mental Health, IT, & supporting Integrated Care), working with the Royal Borough of Greenwich as a Public Health Associate, and being a Council Member for the London Clinical Senate. In 2014, he was seconded onto the NHS Leadership Academy Fast Track Executive Programme, where he was appointed as the Redesign Director of a large Integrated Mental Health & Community Foundation Trust. In April 2015 he was appointed as the Executive Director of Healthcare Services for MSD in the UK.

  • KERRY RITZ

    NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (NED), EARLY-STAGE AND HIGH GROWTH COMPANIES

    Kerry has a broad range of international experience with both startups and corporates. He is currently the Non-Executive Director (NED)/Advisor to Boards for early-stage and high growth companies, as well as a Startup Scout.

    Previous Kerry was Managing Director of MassChallenge UK, and 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.

  • 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.

  • DAN WILKINSON

    EXECUTIVE MANAGER, CUSTOMER TECHNOLOGIES, SUNCORP GROUP

    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.

  • 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 KELLY

    MANAGING DIRECTOR, AKQA

    Sam Kelly is the Managing Director of AKQA, having initially joined the company as Business Development Manager in 2008. He is responsible for global Marketing and Business Development at AKQA, managing global pitches for the world’s best brands, supporting all AKQA offices with business development strategy and introducing existing clients into new regions. He is also responsible for all brand, event, marketing and PR initiatives.

  • DAVID FOGEL

    CO-FOUNDER AND INVESTOR, ACCELERATED DIGITAL VENTURES

    David Fogel is co-founder and investor of Accelerated Digital Ventures, a new venture platform, created by entrepreneurs, operators, and collaborators. He was previously Deputy Director and Head of acceleration of Wayra UK, The Telefonica accelerator. David runs a portfolio of over 130 startups which have raised over $100m. Before joining Wayra David worked as an M&A and innovation strategy manager leading projects across the world for startups and TMT companies. Prior to that David worked as an associate at a European early-stage VC and at a startup accelerator.

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 Google, Uber, Oracle, Silicon Valley Bank and Virgin StartUp, tech accelerators Microsoft Ventures, Accelerated Digital Ventures and Whitespace Ventures 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.

 

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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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