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

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