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