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30 percent of CNBC 50 Disruptor Tech Firms Have Jewish Or Israelis Founders

This year CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list of private companies “whose breakthroughs are influencing business and market competition at an accelerated pace,” 15 (30%) have Jewish or Israelis founders.

The TV Chanel said on its website “The startups making the 2020 Disruptor list are at the epicenter of a world-changing in previously unimaginable ways, turning ideas in cybersecurity, education, health IT, logistics/delivery, fintech, and agriculture into a new wave of billion-dollar businesses.”

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These companies are “poised to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic with tech platforms that have the power to dominate,” CNBC said.

According to CNBC of the 50 companies selected, 36 are already Unicorns, having reached or passed the $1 billion valuation mark. 37 of the companies have hired new employees since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and 19 have managed to pivot their products or launched new ones to meet the challenges created by the pandemic.

CNBC ranked Stipe in the first place. Here is the full list.

1. Stripe

2. Coupang

3. Indigo Agriculture – Co-founded by David Perry. The Boston-based company works with plant microbes, aiming to improve yields of cotton, wheat, corn, soybeans, and rice.  

4. Coursera – co-founder by an Israeli-American prof. Daphne Koller. the company business is in the field of higher education, online learning using AI, and cloud computing.

5. Klarna

6. Tempus – founder Eric Lefkofsky. A technology company that has built the world’s largest accessible library of clinical and molecular data. Tempus brought a test to market in April and launched a research project examining 50,000 Covid-19 positive patients to find the most effective treatments and other insights.

7. Zipline

8.  SoFi

9. Neteera Technologies – founded by Isaac Litman. The firm has developed remote sensing technology that manages to feel tiny movements on the surface of the skin in order to monitor vital signs and other physical indicators such as stress, fatigue, and pain, as well as symptoms of coronavirus.

10. Gojek

11. WeLab

12. DoorDash

13. Heal

14. Movandi


16. Grab

17. Lemonade – founded by Daniel Schreiber and Shai Wininger. An insurance technology firm that recently filed a Nasdaq IPO. The firm has created a new business model for insurance, powered by artificial intelligence, to eliminate conflicts of interest between insurers and the insured, with a bot rather than an agent guiding customers applying for insurance.

18. Root Insurance

19. – founded by Yonatan Adiri. The Tel Aviv-based startup uses smartphones to create a digital urine analysis test that can be taken at home.

20. GoodRx

21. Eat JUST

22. goPuff – founded by Yakir Gola and Rafael Ilishayev who were included in a 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for retail and eCommerce. The app is an online platform for convenience delivery operating in over 200 US locations as of June 2020.

23. Affirm – founded by Max Levchin. The San Francisco-based financial technology company operates as a lender of installment loans for consumers to use at the point of sale to finance a purchase.

24. Kabbage – co-founded by Marc Gorlin. The online financial technology company provides funding directly to small businesses and consumers through an automated lending platform.

25. Chime

26. Dave

27. Trulioo

28. Ripple

29. Tala

30. Didi Chuxing

31. SentinelOne – founded by Almog Cohen and Tomer Weingarten. The cybersecurity firm SentinelOne helps deliver autonomous security for endpoint, data center, and cloud environments to help organizations secure their assets with speed and simplicity.

32. Butterfly Network – co-founded by Jonathan M. Rothberg. The digital health company offers a whole body ultrasound medical imaging universally accessible and affordable.

33. Marqeta

34. Apeel

35. K Health – founded by Allon Bloch, Ran Shaul, Israel Roth and Adam Singolda. The telemedicine startup has created an artificial intelligence-based app for smartphones that can provide users with an immediate diagnosis for symptoms they are experiencing. Last month the firm started offering free coronavirus-related services

36. Databricks– co-founded among others by Scott Shenker, Andy Konwinski, and Matei Zaharia, the creators of Apache Spark currently a professor at Stanford University. The platform helps customers to unify their analytics across the business, data science, and data engineering.


38. Attabotics

39. CLEAR (AICLEAR)- Founded by Caryn Seidman Becker and Ken Cornick. The company developed a biometric identity platform allowing passengers to bypass the travel document checker at security checkpoints by using fingerprint or iris identification, mostly in airports.

40. Snowflake

41. Airbnb – founded by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk. Airbnb offers arrangements for lodging, primarily homestays, or tourism experiences.

42. Duolingo

43. Lanza Tech

44. Ginkgo Bioworks

45. Guild Education

46. Robinhood

47. Convoy

48. Beautycounter

49. Impossible Foods

50. UiPath




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