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Companies Founded in California

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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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AEOsports is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in California
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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