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List of notable businesses founded in Los Angeles, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Los Angeles. The famous Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles company's names to find out even more about them.

Companies include everything from The Walt Disney Company to Guess?, Inc..

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20th Television is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
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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7 Studios is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
7 Studios Video game

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Aderra Inc. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
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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AEOsports is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
AEOsports Website, Sports equipment Sell premium professional sporting goods online.

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American Apparel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
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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Applied Proteomics, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Applied Proteomics, Inc. Biotechnology

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Artemis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Artemis Pet food Artemis Pet Food Company, Inc. is a manufacturer and supplier of holistic pet foods. Established in 1998, and based in Carson, California on the premise that an animal's health starts with its

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Athletic Model Guild is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Athletic Model Guild Motion Picture and Video Production The Athletic Model Guild, or AMG, was founded by Bob Mizer in December 1945. During those post-war years, United States censorship laws allowed women, but not men, to appear in various states of ...more

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Atlantic Records is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Atlantic Records Atlantic Records is an American record label best known for its numerous recordings of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, jazz, and hip hop. Over its first 20 years of operation Atlantic earned a ...more

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Avery Dennison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Avery Dennison Office supplies, Stationery, Tablet Avery Dennison Corporation is a global manufacturer and distributor of pressure-sensitive adhesive materials, apparel branding labels and tags, RFID inlays, and specialty medical products.

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Boingo Wireless is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Boingo Wireless Software, IT service management About Us Welcome to Wireless Freedom. Boingo® provides software technology and roaming services that help bring the wireless Internet to the masses. The company has assembled a large and ...more

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BTV247, Inc is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
BTV247, Inc Digital media AffinityTV247, Inc. is a digital media company primarily focused on content derived from or related to Black culture. AffinityTV247, Inc. was founded in Los Angeles, California in June 2008 by ...more

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Budget Rent a Car is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Budget Rent a Car Car rental Budget Rent a Car System, Inc. is an American car rental company that was founded in 1958 in Los Angeles, California by Morris Mirkin. Budget's operations are headquartered in Parsippany-Troy ...more

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Catalina Yachts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Catalina Yachts Catalina Yachts is a U.S.-based builder of fiberglass monohull sloop-rigged sailboats ranging in sizes from eight to 47 feet in length. It was founded in 1969 in Hollywood, California by Frank ...more

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Cathay Bank is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Cathay Bank State Commercial Banks, Financial Services Cathay Bank is a Chinese American bank based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1962, it has since expanded its network throughout California and into Massachusetts, New York, Texas, ...more

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CBS Films is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
CBS Films Motion Picture and Video Production CBS Films is an American film production and distribution company founded in 2007 as a division of CBS Corporation and is considered a mini-major studio. CBS Films will distribute, develop and ...more

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CBS Television Distribution is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
CBS Television Distribution Broadcast syndication CBS Television Distribution is an American television distribution company, formed from the merger of CBS Corporation's domestic television distribution arms CBS Paramount Domestic Television ...more

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CBS Television Studios is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
CBS Television Studios CBS Television Studios is an American television production company that was formed on January 17, 2006 by CBS Corporation merging Paramount Television and CBS Productions. It is the television ...more

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Christie Film Company is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Christie Film Company Motion Picture and Video Production Christie Film Company was an American pioneer motion picture company founded in Hollywood, California by Al Christie and Charles Christie, two brothers from London, Ontario, Canada. While ...more

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CIS Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
CIS Hollywood

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Columbia Pictures is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Columbia Pictures Motion Picture and Video Production, Film Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. is an American film production and distribution studio of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of ...more

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Creative Artists Agency is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Creative Artists Agency Creative Artists Agency Los Angeles is a 2013 Clio Award winner.

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Cross Colours is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Cross Colours Fashion Cross Colours is a clothing brand launched in 1989 by Carl Jones. Launched on the premise of producing “clothes without prejudices” Cross Colours helped establish a fashion market based around ...more

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Crown Coach Corporation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Crown Coach Corporation Public transport Crown Coach Corporation, originally known as Crown Carriage Company is a defunct American bus manufacturer; its primary product line was school buses. Established in 1904, Crown also produced ...more

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Diversified Film Group is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Diversified Film Group Finance, Private equity Independent film finance company based in Los Angeles, California.

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Dream Vision Publishing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Dream Vision Publishing Publishing Dream Vision Publishing is an independent and small Publishing Company. DVP, disturbs books and instructional DVD's about martial arts, and sport related subjects.

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Dualstar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Dualstar Film, Arts, Entertainment Dualstar Entertainment Group, LLC was a privately held American limited liability company owned by Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, which produced movies, TV shows, magazines, video games, etc. ...more

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East West Bank is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
East West Bank State Commercial Banks, Financial Services East West Bank is a bank based in the state of California in the United States, with assets of $28.7 billion and a market capitalization of over $5.0 billion. Originally founded to serve the ...more

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Edelbrock is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Edelbrock Aftermarket Edelbrock, LLC is a specialty performance automotive and motorcycle aftermarket parts manufacturer based in Torrance, California. The company has five locations, including four in Torrance: its ...more

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Ellislab is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Ellislab Software, Computer EllisLab is a software development company based in Bend, Oregon, which primarily develops applications written in PHP. The company is privately owned and to date has not accepted any venture ...more

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Endeavor Talent Agency is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Endeavor Talent Agency The Endeavor Talent Agency was a Beverly Hills-based talent agency founded by Ari Emanuel, Rick Rosen, Tom Strickler, and David Greenblatt. It was launched in March 1995 and went on to represent ...more

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Epicenter Studios is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Epicenter Studios Video game, Video game industry Epicenter Studios, based in Sherman Oaks, California, is a video game developer founded by talent from, among other titles, the commercially successful, critically acclaimed Call of Duty ...more

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Farmers Insurance Group is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Farmers Insurance Group Financial Services Farmers Insurance Group is a U.S. insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance has more than ...more

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Fatburger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Fatburger Restaurant, Fast food Fatburger Inc. is an American fast casual restaurant chain. Its tagline is The Last Great Hamburger Stand. While it is a fast food restaurant, the food is cooked and made to order. Some ...more

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Filmation is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Filmation Animation, Television Production Filmation Associates was a production company that produced animation and live-action programming for television from 1963 to 1989. Located in Reseda, California, the animation studio was ...more

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Fox Searchlight Pictures is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Fox Searchlight Pictures Motion Picture and Video Production Fox Searchlight Pictures, established in 1994, is an American film distribution company within the Fox Entertainment Group, a sister company of the larger Fox studio 20th Century Fox. It ...more

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Fred Segal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Fred Segal Restaurant, Clothing Fred Segal is an upscale Los Angeles, California-based clothing retailer consisting of multiple franchised owner-operated separate departments that give Fred Segal its hip eclectic vibe. There ...more

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GBC International Bank is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
GBC International Bank Financial Services GBC International Bank is a commercial bank in the United States. Headquartered in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, with branch offices in Westminster, California, Monterey Park, ...more

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Golden State Foods is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Golden State Foods Food Manufacturing, Agriculture, Food industry Golden State Foods is an American foodservice company. Through a joint venture with Taylor Fresh Foods Inc., GSF is one of the biggest service providers to McDonald's restaurants, including ...more

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Golden State Mutual Life Insur... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company Insurance Carriers Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company, the largest black-owned insurance company in the western United States, was founded by William Nickerson, Jr. with the assistance of Norman Oliver ...more

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Guess is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Guess Fashion, Clothing, Retail Guess is an American upscale clothing brand and retailer. Guess also markets other fashion accessories besides clothes, such as watches, jewelry and perfumes. The company also owns the line

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Gwen Media is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Gwen Media

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Harbor Freight Tools is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Harbor Freight Tools Retail Harbor Freight Tools is a privately held discount tool and equipment retailer, headquartered in Calabasas, California, which operates a chain of retail stores as well as a mail-order and ...more

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Harmony Gold USA is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Harmony Gold USA Harmony Gold is a television production and distribution company established in 1983. It is best known as the “creator” and main distributor of the anime series Robotech. It also partially ...more

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Heavy Iron Studios is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Heavy Iron Studios Heavy Iron Studios is an American video game developer, based in Los Angeles, California. They were a wholly owned subsidiary of THQ until being spun off as an independent company in May 2009 as ...more

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Herbalife is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Herbalife Herbalife International is an American multi-level marketing company that develops, markets and sells nutrition, weight management and skin-care products globally. The company was founded in ...more

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High Voltage Tattoo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
High Voltage Tattoo

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Hop Studios is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Hop Studios Social media, Web development, Web design Hop Studios is a Vancouver, BC, based Web design and Web development company that specializes in media sites and other sites that have a high volume of content.

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Houlihan Lokey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Houlihan Lokey Investment banking Houlihan Lokey, Inc. is an independent, advisory-focused, global investment bank. It is one of the largest privately owned investment banks in the world. Houlihan Lokey was founded in 1972 and ...more

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Hydra Network is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in Los Angeles
Hydra Network Affiliate marketing, Online advertising Hydra Group is an online advertising network operated by Hydra Group LLC. It specializes in "cost per action" or "cost-per-acquisition" pricing models. The network ...more