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Neteera: 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50

Founders: Isaac Litman (CEO)Launched: 2015Headquarters: JerusalemFunding: $13 millionValuation: $40 millionKey technologies: AI, autonomous vehicles, biochips, deep learning, internet of things, machine learningIndustry: Remote sensing technologyPrevious appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 0  This five-year-old Israeli company has developed a technology that senses tiny movements on the skin’s surface to monitor human vital signs and physical indicators such …

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Tempus: 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50

Founder: Eric Lefkofsky (CEO)Launched: 2015Headquarters: ChicagoFunding: $620 millionValuation: $5 billionKey technologies: AI, machine learningIndustry: Health carePrevious appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 0  What does genomic-sequencing company Tempus have in common with coupon site Groupon? Eric Lefkofsky. Serial entrepreneur Lefkofsky co-founded Groupon in 2008 and took it public in 2011. He’s moving at a similar …

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GoodRx: 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50

Founders: Doug Hirsch (co-CEO), Trevor Bezdek (co-CEO), Scott MarletteLaunched: 2011Headquarters: Santa Monica, CaliforniaFunding: $178.7 million (PitchBook)Valuation: $2.8 billion (PitchBook)Key technologies: AI, machine learningIndustry: Online pharmacy, health care, insurancePrevious appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 1 (No. 6 in 2019) GoodRx is a marketplace for affordable and convenient health care. The company’s free app and website helps over 10 …

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Healthy.io: 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50

Founder: Yonatan Adiri (CEO)Launched: 2013Headquarters: Tel Aviv, IsraelFunding: $95 millionValuation: N/AKey technologies: AI, cloud computing, deep learning, machine learningIndustry: Medical testingPrevious appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 0 This Israeli company uses smartphone technology to make remote urinalysis possible. Healthy.io’s FDA-cleared home urinalysis kit aids in the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease, urinary track infections and prenatal …

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Heal: 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50

Founders: Nick Desai (CEO), Dr. Renee DuaLaunched: 2014Headquarters: Los AngelesFunding: $95 millionValuation: $136.8 million (PitchBook)Key technologies: Artificial intelligence, deep learning, Internet of ThingsIndustry: On-demand health carePrevious appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 0 Heal, a six-year-old start-up that combines technology and doctor house visits, has needed to pivot in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Rather than …

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K Health: 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50

Founders: Allon Bloch (CEO), Ran Shaul, Israel Roth, Adam SingoldaLaunched: 2016Headquarters: New York CityFunding: $97 millionValuation: $458 million (PitchBook)Key technologies: AI, machine learningIndustry: TelemedicinePrevious appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 0 The global coronavirus pandemic has proved that business can be done remotely. Now we’re seeing that health care can be delivered that way as well. …

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Reliving the Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman Herbalife feud on CNBC

As we get ready to say goodbye to the 2010s, CNBC.com is taking a look back at the key players, events and transformations from Wall Street to Silicon Valley to corporate America to the White House that shaped a “Decade of Disruption.” In the lead-up to New Year’s Day 2020, …

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Here’s why you should buy life insurance in your 20s or 30s

When you’re just starting out, life insurance may not be your first concern. Putting it off may cost you. Research shows that millennials, who are saddled with hefty student loan bills, have struggled to set money aside for other purchases — from life insurance to buying a home. On average, …

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CDC says more than two dozen dead from vaping illness as outbreak spreads

A deadly lung illness linked to vaping has taken the lives of more than two dozen people across 21 states as U.S. health officials struggle to identify a precise cause of the outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The number of fatalities jumped from 18 last …

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Death toll rises from mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping, CDC says

A customer holds a bottle of flavored vape juice while exhaling vapor from an electronic cigarette at the NXNW Vapor store in Sacramento, California. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images At least three people have died from a mysterious lung illness doctors believe may be caused by vaping …

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