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

List features items like Qualcomm and Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill.

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

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A Plus Limos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
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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Areae is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Areae Video game Areae, Inc. was founded in July of 2006. They are venture-backed now, and run by their President, Raph Koster and John Donham, veterans of the whole “massively multiplayer” scene. They´re ...more

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Buck Knives is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Manufacturing Buck Knives is an American knife manufacturer founded in San Diego, California and now located in Post Falls, Idaho. The company has a long history through five generations of the Buck family ...more

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Champion Ballroom Academy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
The Champion Ballroom Academy is a dance studio in San Diego, California. The studio's main specialties are social partner-dancing, competitive ballroom dance and the Latin-dance-based aerobic ...more

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Cubic Corporation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Defense contractor, Public transport Cubic Corporation is an American public corporation providing military defense equipment and automated fare collection equipment. It is headquartered in San Diego, California, with offices in ...more

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Elwood Clothing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Elwood Clothing

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Empty Clip Studios is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Empty Clip Studios Video game industry Empty Clip Studios, LLC is a video game developer based in San Diego, California and was founded in July 2007. It was formed by Francois Bertrand and Matt Shores. On September 8, 2008 the ...more

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Entropic Communications is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Entropic Communications Entropic Communications is a provider of semiconductor solutions for the connected home. Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, and maintains offices ...more

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Indiqu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Indiqu

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InterCasting Corporation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
InterCasting Corporation Founded in June 2004, Intercasting Corporation, based in San Diego, is one of the leading mobile media companies providing applications for personal mobile devices. Intercasting Corp. is ...more

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Lockheed Martin Orincon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Lockheed Martin Orincon Arms industry, Defense industry Lockheed Martin Orincon Corporation is a systems integration and information technology company that supports Lockheed Martin's position in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance

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MadCap Software is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
MadCap Software Software MadCap Software is an American computer software firm headquartered in La Jolla, California that creates help authoring tools. Several principal managers, software engineers, and support ...more

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Magnifi Group, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Magnifi Group, Inc. Magnifi Group, Inc. is a medical technology company based out of San Diego, California. The company uses patent-pending polygon construction, database design and integration to produce training ...more

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Move Inc. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Real Estate, Real Estate Agents and Managers Move, Inc. provides consumers with the real estate content, decision support tools and professional connections they need before, during and after a move. For the last ten years, Move, the new ...more

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Mycogen Seeds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Mycogen Seeds Agriculture Mycogen Seeds, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, provides seeds for agriculture. Mycogen is one of the largest sunflower seed producers. Mycogen produces, markets and sells ...more

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Nereus Pharmaceuticals is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Pharmaceutical Preparation, Pharmaceutical industry Nereus Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development of natural products from marine microbial and other natural sources into small molecule human therapeutics. The ...more

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NextWave Wireless is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
NextWave Wireless Communications Services, NEC NextWave Wireless Inc. is a wireless technology company that produces mobile multimedia solutions and speculates in the wireless spectrum market. The company consists principally of various ...more

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Novatel Wireless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Novatel Wireless Information technology Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a company providing wireless broadband access solutions for the Internet of Things. The company is perhaps best known for its MiFi family of Internet of Things devices ...more

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PacketVideo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
PacketVideo PacketVideo Corporation or PV is a San Diego-based company that produces software for wireless multimedia, including the display of video on mobile handsets.

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Presto Studios is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Video game, Video game development Presto Studios was a computer game development company of the 1990s, especially famous for its award-winning The Journeyman Project series and the 2001 sequel to Cyan's hit Myst series, Myst ...more

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Price Club is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
General Merchandise Stores, All Other General Merchandise Stores Price Club was the pioneer of the warehouse store, founded by Sol Price in San Diego, California. Price came up with the Price Club concept in 1975 after being forced out of FedMart, another ...more

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ProfitLine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
ProfitLine Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services

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Qualcomm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Telecommunications equipment, Telecommunications, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing Qualcomm Incorporated is an American global semiconductor company that designs and markets wireless telecommunications products and services. The company headquarters are located in San Diego, ...more

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Reef is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Boardsport Reef is a manufacturer of surfwear and other boardsport-related clothing. Founded by Santiago and Fernando Aguerre, two brothers originally from Argentina, Reef began manufacturing surf-inspired ...more

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Revolutionary Comics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Revolutionary Comics Revolutionary Comics was a U.S. comic book publisher best known for the series Rock 'N' Roll Comics, launched in 1989. Founded by publisher Todd Loren, the line featured unlicensed biographies ...more

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Rubio's Coastal Grill is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places Rubio's Coastal Grill, formerly known as Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill, is a fast casual "Fresh Mex" or "New Mex" restaurant chain specializing in Mexican food, with an ...more

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Sharp HealthCare is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Health Care Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system located in San Diego. Sharp includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated ...more

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Sharp Memorial Hospital is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Sharp Memorial Hospital Sharp Memorial Hospital is a hospital in San Diego, California, in the United States. Opened in 1955, Sharp Memorial is Sharp HealthCare's largest hospital and the system's only designated Level ...more

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Sony Computer Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. is a Japanese multinational video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, and is a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the ...more

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The Behemoth is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
The Behemoth Video game, Interactive entertainment The Behemoth is a video game development company that was created in 2003 by John Baez, artist Dan Paladin, and programmers Tom Fulp, Brandon LaCava, and Nick Dryburgh. Dryburgh later left the ...more

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ValuSource is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in San Diego
ValuSource