CNBC Disruptor 50 List Includes ChargePoint And SpaceX, But No Tesla Motors


Top 12 On CNBC's Disruptor 50 List

Top 12 On CNBC’s Disruptor 50 List

CNBC Disruptor 50 2014

CNBC Disruptor 50 2014

CNBC just put out its Disruptor 50 list, which it explains as such:

“In the second annual Disruptor 50 list, CNBC features private companies in 27 industries—from aerospace to enterprise software to retail—whose innovations are revolutionizing the business landscape. These forward-thinking upstarts have identified unexploited niches in the marketplace that have the potential to become billion-dollar businesses, and they rushed to fill them. In the process, they are creating new ecosystems for their products and services. Unseating corporate giants is no easy feat. But we ranked those venture capital–backed companies doing the best job. Already it’s hard to think of the world without them.”

On that list, at number 12, we find ChargePoint, the company behind the world’s largest charging network.

On ChargePoint’s disruptive impact, CEO Pasquale Romano stated:

“We are accelerating the adoption of EVs and making them mainstream by providing the charging network [that] drivers need to make the switch to electric.”

ChargePoint took to its Facebook page to celebrate being listed a disruptor:

“Thanks to CNBC for naming ChargePoint to the #CNBCDisruptors list! And kudos to our EV drivers and customers who are helping us build the largest EV charging network. Change happens, one charge at a time!”

ChargePoint tells us that CEO Romano was then invited on CNBC’s Squawk Alley to “discuss the impact EV charging is having on the traditional gas pump as EV sales continue to explode, and the charging infrastructure expands.”

Video of that is posted below:

Note: SpaceX placed #1 on the list, while Tesla Motors was completely absent from the list of 50.

Source: CNBC

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8 Comments on "CNBC Disruptor 50 List Includes ChargePoint And SpaceX, But No Tesla Motors"

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You may have missed the “private” in “CNBC features private companies in 27 industries”. Tesla is a public company.

Gas Stations: Rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated.

CNBC also says:

“Unseating corporate giants is no easy feat. But we ranked those venture capital–backed companies doing the best job.”

These companies are all backed by venture capital just as Tesla was at one time before going public with a stock issue.

Both Nissan and Chevy had cars on the road many months before Tesla with the Model S.

I agree, the entire electric car phenomenon is quite disruptive and CNBC could have perhaps mentioned at least one of the EV car manufacturers.

I believe the Leaf was also designed from the ground up to be an electric car just like the Tesla Model S.

Chargepoint, but not the SuperCharger Netork? Okay, whatever…

Tesla is not on the disruptor list because it’s a list of PRIVATE companies only. Tesla is a publicly traded company. This story is much ado about nothing.

Chargepoint will disrupt themselves out of business unless they can figure out a way to actually make money on charging.

They have made most of their profits with grants from govt. and the auto industry and they charge a fee for the credit billings they send the EV charging customer but they need to cut the executive salaries down by firing those extra people and getting lean not fat like they are now…

Private vs public.