For the fourth year in a row Michael Haynie, IVMF’s Founder and Executive Director was selected as members of the CNBC Disruptor 50 Advisory Council. Haynie was selected for the Council based on his extensive contributions to the field of entrepreneurship, stemming from his innovative research to his work with veterans and numerous outreach programs.
One of the most important factors in being considered a disruptor, according to Haynie, is that the company “challenges the status quo, by bringing discontinuous innovation to the marketplace, displacing incumbent firms, and fundamentally transforming the consumer value proposition.”
More than 1,200 companies were nominated this year for the list. Companies to be named on the CNBC Disruptor 50 list included Airbnb, Indigo Ag and Rent the Runway. The 2019 disruptors have raised $46 billion in venture capital. According to PitchBook data, these companies have an implied Disruptor 50 list market valuation of over than $266 billion.