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List of notable businesses founded in California, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in California. The famous California companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful California company's names to find out even more about them.

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20th Television is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in California
20th Television Broadcast syndication Twentieth Television is an American television syndication company, and the syndication arm of 20th Century Fox Television.

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2Win Information Systems, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in California
2Win Information Systems, Inc. Information technology

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3D Systems is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in California
3D Systems Software development, Electronic Computer Manufacturing 3D Systems, headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina, is a company that engineers and manufactures 3D printers. The company is credited with the invention of 3D printing. 3D Systems creates ...more

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42 Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in California
42 Entertainment Video game 42 Entertainment is an American company based in Burbank which specializes in creating and producing alternate reality games. The company was founded in 2003 as an independently owned, creative ...more

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686 Clothing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in California

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7 Studios is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in California
7 Studios Video game

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989 Studios is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in California
989 Studios Video game, Video game industry 989 Studios was a division of Sony Computer Entertainment America that developed games for the PlayStation consoles and Windows personal computers. Their games include EverQuest, Twisted Metal ...more

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99 Ranch Market is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in California
99 Ranch Market Supermarket, Retail 99 Ranch Market is an Asian American supermarket chain owned by Tawa Supermarket Inc., which is based in Buena Park, California. 99 Ranch has over 30 stores, primarily in California, with other ...more

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Equity One is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in California
Equity One Real Estate, Property management, Lessors of Real Estate Equity One, Inc is a real estate investment trust, traded on the New York Stock Exchange, with corporate offices in New York, NY and Miami, FL. Equity One owns, manages, acquires, develops and ...more

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A Plus Limos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in California
A Plus Limos Limousine Service, Local Passenger Transportation^! NEC (limousine rental with driver and automobile rental with driver) A Plus Limos is a sole proprietorship operating in San Diego County, California, USA. A Plus Limousine provides luxury transportation throughout Southern California for special occasions. ...more

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A&W Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in California
A&W Restaurants Restaurant, Fast food A&W Restaurants, Inc., is a chain of fast-food restaurants distinguished by its draft root beer and root beer floats. A&W started opening franchises in California, in 1923. The company ...more

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A21, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in California
A21, Inc. a21, Inc. aggregates visual content from photographers, photography agencies, archives, libraries, and private collections; and licenses that content for its customers. The company's customers ...more

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ABC Studios is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in California
ABC Studios Television Production ABC Studios is the television production division of Disney–ABC Television Group. ABC Studios was established as Touchstone Films Television Division in 1985 and given its current name in 2007.

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Acclarent is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in California
Acclarent Health Care Acclarent, Inc. began as a privately held, venture-backed company, and is now a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. It is based in Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California. Acclarent develops ...more

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Accolade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in California
Accolade Video game Accolade, Inc. was an American video game developer and publisher of the 1980s and 1990s. Headquartered in San Jose, California, it was founded in 1984 by Alan Miller and Bob Whitehead after ...more

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Acrocat Software is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in California
Acrocat Software Acrocat Software, is an American Corporation that was founded in 2001. Acrocat Software has produced two Palm OS applications. PDAbs is licensed and distributed by Handmark, a developer and ...more

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Active-Semi International is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in California
Active-Semi International Active-Semi is an industry-leading supplier of advanced power management solutions targeting a broad range of portable equipment including smart phones, portable navigation devices, and personal ...more

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Activision Blizzard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in California
Activision Blizzard Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the American holding company for Activision, Blizzard Entertainment and Sierra Entertainment, headquartered in Santa Monica, California, United States. In 2009, ...more

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Cypress Semiconductor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in California
Cypress Semiconductor Semiconductor Manufacture Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the PSoC® ...more

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Aderra Inc. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in California
Aderra Inc. Aderra Inc. is a music technology company based in Los Angeles, London, Las Vegas, Melbourne, Tokyo, Nashville, New York, Paris and Luxembourg. The company specializes in recording live events ...more

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Adify is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in California
Adify Advertising, Technology, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal Adify focusesbrand-driven advertising networks. Adify's partners are able to extend their brands, increase their reach and grow their revenue by using Adify to aggregate niche, high-quality ...more

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Adina World Beat Beverages is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in California
Adina World Beat Beverages Adina World Beat Beverages is a manufacturer of coffee, tea and juice drinks based in San Francisco, California. The company was founded in 2004 by Magatte Wade-Marchand, Greg Steltenpohl and ...more

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Adobe Systems is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in California
Adobe Systems Software, Computer, Prepackaged Software Adobe Systems Incorporated is an American multinational computer software company. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. Adobe has historically focused upon the ...more

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Abbott Medical Optics Inc. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in California
Abbott Medical Optics Inc. Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus, Ophthalmology Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for the eye and contact lens care products.

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Advis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in California
Advis Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing Advis, formerly known as "Adviz" was founded in the year 2006 by the young twins Jacob Jason Maramba. Just like the rest of young skateboarders hoping to be noticed, their team ...more

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AEOsports is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in California
AEOsports Website, Sports equipment Sell premium professional sporting goods online.

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Agetec is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in California
Agetec Video game, Video game industry Agetec Inc. is a US based video game publishing company that is best known for bringing Japanese titles to the US, including their flagship series Armored Core, and the King's Field RPG series, ...more

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Agile is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in California
Agile Software, Prepackaged Software, Computer programming Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ: AGIL) helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, improve quality, enable globalization and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product ...more

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Agility Communications is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in California
Agility Communications Agility Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of widely tunable laser solutions for the optical network. With this acquisition, JDSU continues its commitment to investing in innovative ...more

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AKQA is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in California
AKQA Advertising AKQA is an advertising agency that specializes in creating digital services and products. AKQA has offices in Europe, North America, South America and Asia, and employs 1,600 staff.

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Alexa Internet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in California
Alexa Internet Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal Alexa Internet, Inc. is a California-based subsidiary company of Amazon.com which provides commercial web traffic data. Founded as an independent company in 1996, Alexa was acquired by Amazon in ...more

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Alibris is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in California
Alibris Retail Alibris is an online store that sells new books, used books, out-of-print books, rare books, and other media through an online network of independent booksellers. Alibris was founded in 1997 by ...more

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Alien Technology is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in California
Alien Technology Alien Technology provides UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products and services to customers in retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, defense, transportation and logistics, ...more

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ALLDATA is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in California
ALLDATA Software industry ALLDATA LLC is a source of automotive OEM information. ALLDATA provides vehicle manufacturers' diagnostic and repair information. The company was founded in 1986 in Elk Grove, California by ...more

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American Apparel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in California
American Apparel Clothing, Retail, Manufacturing American Apparel is an American clothing manufacturer, distributor, and retailer based in Los Angeles, California, created by Dov Charney who was born in Montreal, Quebec. It is a vertically ...more

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American Continental Bank is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in California
American Continental Bank Financial Services American Continental Bank is an overseas Chinese bank in the United States. Headquartered in Industry, California, with a branch office in San Gabriel, California, this privately held community ...more

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American Premier Bank is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in California
American Premier Bank Financial Services American Premier Bank is a California state bank established by Chinese Americans in the United States. Headquartered in Arcadia, California, this is a privately held community bank established ...more

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American RingWorks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in California
American RingWorks Jewelry (except Costume) Manufacturing American RingWorks is a small, veteran owned business that specializes in creating custom military rings and jewelry for service members and their families in recognition of their service.

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American Video Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in California
American Video Entertainment Video game American Video Entertainment was a San Jose, California–based software development company that developed unlicensed video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The company developed two ...more

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Amina – Chechen Republic Onlin... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in California
Amina – Chechen Republic Online The Internet Amina – Chechen Republic Online, popularly known as Amina.com, is a social networking website that includes information on the Chechen language and culture and photos of the First and Second ...more

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Amy's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in California
Amy's Kitchen Amy's Kitchen is a family-owned, privately held company that manufactures organic and non-GMO convenience and frozen foods. Founded in 1987 by CEO Andy Berliner and Rachel Berliner, and ...more

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Andronico's is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in California
Andronico's Retail Andronico's Community Markets, known locally as "Andronico's", is a supermarket chain based primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its first store was founded in 1929 on Berkeley's ...more

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Anybots is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in California
Anybots Robotics Anybots Inc. is a robotics company founded in 2001 by Trevor Blackwell in Santa Clara, CA. David Rogan became CEO in July 2012.

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Appirio is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in California
Appirio Software Appirio Inc. is an information technology consulting company headquartered in San Francisco, California that offers technology and professional services to companies wishing to adopt public ...more

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Apple Inc. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in California
Apple Inc. Digital distribution, Consumer electronics, Software Apple Inc., (NASDAQ: AAPL) formerly Apple Computer Inc., is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer ...more

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Applied Minds is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in California
Applied Minds Consumer electronics, Software, Robotics Applied Minds, Llc. is an American company founded in 2000 by ex-Disney Imagineers Danny Hillis and Bran Ferren that provides technology, design, R&D, and consulting services to multiple ...more

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Applied Proteomics, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in California
Applied Proteomics, Inc. Biotechnology

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Aptera Motors is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in California
Aptera Motors Automotive industry Aptera Motors was an American startup company seeking to manufacture high-efficiency road vehicles. Formerly known as Accelerated Composites, the company was based in Oceanside, California. The ...more

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Arista Networks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in California
Arista Networks Cloud computing, Networking hardware Arista Networks is a computer networking company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA. The company designs and sells multilayer network switches to deliver software-defined networking ...more

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ArcSight is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in California
ArcSight Software, Enterprise software HP ArcSight is a cyber security company founded in 2000 that provides big data security analytics and intelligence software for security information and event management and log management ...more