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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
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
Information technology
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3D Systems is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in California
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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