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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.

The list you're viewing contains items like Apple and Hewlett-Packard.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in California?" and "What are the biggest California companies?"

If you're a California native then this list of the biggest California companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from California.
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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... more on Wikipedia
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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
  • 3
    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    686 Clothing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in California
  • 6
    7 Studios is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in California

    7 Studios

    Video game
  • 7
    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    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... more on Wikipedia
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    Equity One is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in California

    Equity One

    Real Estate, Property management
    Equity One, Inc is a real estate investment trust, traded on the New York Stock Exchange, with... more on Wikipedia
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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
    A Plus Limos is a sole proprietorship operating in San Diego County, California, USA. A Plus...
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    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,... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    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.... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    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...
  • 18
    Activision Blizzard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in California

    Activision Blizzard

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the American holding company for Activision, Blizzard... more on Wikipedia
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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... more on Wikipedia
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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,... more on Wikipedia
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    Adify is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in California

    Adify

    Advertising, Technology
    Adify focusesbrand-driven advertising networks. Adify's partners are able to extend their... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Adobe Systems is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in California

    Adobe Systems

    Software, Computer
    Adobe Systems Incorporated is an American multinational computer software company. The company... more on Wikipedia
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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... more on Wikipedia
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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...
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