CNBC unveils its annual list of 100 promising start-ups to watch The CNBC list features a group of companies that are breaking industry barriers to becoming tomorrow’s market mammoth by building their own brands for themselves. These companies are chosen from more than 500 nominees.

While the focus lays generally on Million-dollar-plus companies, the current trend is younger start-ups witness more investment activity. According to PitchBook, Venture capitalists (VC)made a record 11.5 billion dollar into early-stage companies. Many companies that attracted the investments have made it onto this list.

The companies that made this year’s list represent nearly every zone of the economy, from enterprise software and finance to health care, insurance, and retail. They come from nine different countries and 13 U.S. states, and the brighter side is 19 of the 100 are led by women. All of them are less than five years old, but 28 are less than three years old and six were founded just last year.

And all of the 100 companies on the list have quickly become entrepreneurial success stories worth learning from.

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