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

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A21, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
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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Adina World Beat Beverages is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
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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AKQA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
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) 4 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
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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American RingWorks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
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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Appirio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
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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Babcock & Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Real Estate, Private equity, Investment banking Babcock & Brown was a global investment and advisory firm based in Sydney, Australia that went into liquidation in 2009. It was best known in financial markets for structured finance deals. ...more

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Bank of America Corporation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Bank, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks Bank of America is an American multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the second largest bank holding company in the United ...more

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Bank of California is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
The Bank of California was opened in San Francisco, California, on July 4, 1864, by William Chapman Ralston. It was the first commercial bank in the Western United States, the second-richest ...more

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Bank of Italy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
The Bank of Italy was founded in San Francisco, California, United States, on October 17, 1904 by Amadeo Giannini. It grew by a branch banking strategy to become the Bank of America, the world's ...more

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Bank of the Orient is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Bank of the Orient Financial Services Bank of the Orient is an Asian American bank in the United States. Headquartered in San Francisco, with branch offices in California, Honolulu, and Xiamen, this privately held bank is one of few ...more

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Bently Holdings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Real Estate, Property management Bently Holdings is a private asset holdings and management company. We oversee real property investments, and operate under strict green business practices with little to no debt. The company ...more

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Bi-Rite Market is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Supermarket Bi-Rite Market is a grocery store in San Francisco, California owned and operated by chef Sam Mogannam, who had previously worked at Jardinière in SF. He and his brother Raphael took over ...more

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blinkx is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
blinkx Blinkx, is an Internet Media platform that connects online video viewers with publishers and distributors, using advertising to monetize those interactions. blinkx has an index of over 35 ...more

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Boudin Bakery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Boudin Bakery Bakery Boudin Bakery is a bakery based in San Francisco, California, known for its sourdough bread. It was established in 1849 by Isidore Boudin, son of a family of master bakers from Burgundy, France, ...more

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BrightRoll is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Advertising BrightRoll is a subsidiary of Yahoo! and unified programmatic video advertising platform. The company was founded in 2006 by Tod Sacerdoti, the company’s CEO, and Dru Nelson. Its headquarters ...more

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Caffe Trieste is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Coffeehouse Caffè Trieste is an internationally known chain of four Italian-themed coffeehouses plus one retail store in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas California. Caffè Trieste was ...more

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Cala Foods is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Supermarket, Retail Cala Foods was a supermarket chain operating in San Francisco, California. Cala Foods was the sister chain to Bell Markets. Cala operated stores almost exclusively within the San Francisco city ...more

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CardIt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
CardIt CardIt is an online payment system for monthly mortgage bills using a major credit card. Philip Mikal and Alex Zada were co-founders. CardIt is a California limited liability corporation with ...more

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Chartres Lodging Group is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Chartres Lodging Group Hospitality The Chartres Lodging Group, LLC, is an advisory and investment firm focused on the property management, asset management, renovation and development of lodging assets. The Chartres Lodging ...more

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Chronicle Books is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Chronicle Books Chronicle Books is a San Francisco-based American publisher of books for adults and children. The company was established in 1968 by Phelps Dewey, an executive with Chronicle Publishing Company, ...more

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Cisco Systems, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Telecommunications equipment, Optical Networks Equipment, Networking hardware Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create ...more

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City CarShare is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
City CarShare City Carshare was founded as the first carsharing program in the San Francisco Bay area, and remains the only non-profit program in the metropolitan region. It provides its members with the use ...more

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Cleantech Group is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Technology Cleantech Group market intelligence, events and advisory services connect businesses with cleantech know-how including smart grid, water and wastewater, renewable energy and fuels, electric ...more

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Clickability, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Clickability, Inc. Software, Content management Clickability, Inc., a Web content management system company founded in 1999, was acquired by Upland Software in Dec, 2013. Upland Software WCM solution provides a software-as-a-service platform ...more

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Coldwell Banker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Real Estate Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC is an American real estate franchise owned by Realogy with headquarters in Madison, New Jersey. It was founded in 1906 in San Francisco. The company has about ...more

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Cost Plus World Market is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Cost Plus World Market Retail Cost Plus World Market is a chain of specialty/import retail stores, selling home furniture, decor, curtains, rugs, gifts, apparel, coffee, wine, craft beer, as well as several international ...more

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crism consulting is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
crism consulting Software Chris Maden conducted a data and document consulting business under the business name of crism consulting from 2001, when his employer shut down unexpectedly, until late 2005, after taking ...more

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Critical Path, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Software, Business Services, NEC Critical Path is a provider of messaging services, working in partnerships with mobile operators, telecommunications companies, ISPs, and enterprises. It was acquired on December 4, 2013 by ...more

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Crown-Zellerbach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco

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CubeTree is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
CubeTree

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Dataspora is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco

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Decentral.tv is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Decentral.tv The Kyte social communications platform enables partners - including media companies, social networks and mobile operators - to offer their users an easy way to create embedded interactive ...more

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Del Monte Foods is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Preserves Del Monte Foods, Inc., or simply Del Monte Foods, is a North American food production and distribution company headquartered in One Maritime Plaza, San Francisco, California, USA. Del Monte ...more

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Determine Software is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Determine Software Software

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Digg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Digg is a news aggregator with an editorially driven front page, aiming to select stories specifically for the Internet audience such as science, trending political issues, and viral Internet ...more

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Direct Medical Knowledge is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Direct Medical Knowledge Direct Medical Knowledge develops customized online health reports for consumers through their managed care programs.Acquired by WebMD in 1999.

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Double Fine Productions is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Video game Double Fine Productions is an American video game developer founded in July 2000 by Tim Schafer after his departure from LucasArts. He started Double Fine with programmers David Dixon and ...more

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doubleTwist is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
doubleTwist Digital media doubleTwist Corporation is a digital media company founded by Monique Farantzos and Jon Lech Johansen. It is backed by Index Ventures and Northzone Ventures. The doubleTwist application enables ...more

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DoubleTwist Ventures is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
DoubleTwist Ventures

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Earth Island Institute is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Earth Island Institute The Earth Island Institute is non-profit environmental group founded in 1982 by David Brower. Located in Berkeley, California, it supports activism around environmental issues through fiscal ...more

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Elanex is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Elanex Translation Elanex, Inc. commonly known as Elanex, is a translation services company based in San Francisco, California, USA that provides localization, translation, and interpreting services. Elanex ...more

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Embarcadero Technologies is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Web development, Software development Embarcadero Technologies is an American computer software company that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports products and services related to software through several product divisions. ...more

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Epyx is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Video game, Video game industry Epyx, Inc. was a video game developer and publisher active in the late 1970s and 1980s. The company was founded as Automated Simulations by Jim Connelley and Jon Freeman, originally using Epyx ...more

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Esprit Holdings is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Fashion, Clothing, Retail Esprit Holdings Limited is a publicly owned manufacturer of clothing, footwear, accessories, jewellery and housewares under the Esprit label. The company is headquartered in Kowloon, Hong Kong, ...more

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Flixster.com is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Flixster is an American social movie site for discovering new movies, learning about movies, and meeting others with similar tastes in movies. The site allows users to view movie trailers as ...more

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Flixster, Inc is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Flixster, Inc

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Folgers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Folgers Coffee is a popular brand of coffee in the United States, part of the food and beverage division of The J.M. Smucker Company.

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Fresh Del Monte Produce is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Agriculture Fresh Del Monte Produce Incorporated is a global producer, marketer and distributor of fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables. Fresh Del Monte Produce is also a producer and distributor of ...more

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Frog City Software is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in San Francisco
Frog City Software Interactive entertainment Frog City Software was a video game developer which focused on strategy games, opened in 1995. Frog City Software was a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive until they closed it in 2006. The ...more