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Angel City Lumber

By Margaret Jackson | Jan 02, 2021

Built Environment Consumer & Lifestyle Supply Chain California

Founder Jeff Perry is turning the lumber industry on its head by harvesting trees in the city.

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Lotus Elevated

By Brad Smith | Dec 14, 2020

Aerospace & Electronics Cannabis & Hemp Consumer & Lifestyle Energy & Enviro Supply Chain California

Co-founders Katherine Silva and Camilo Giraldo created the product development firm to provide a better future for a planet running out of resources.

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Creo

By Gregory Daurer | Dec 14, 2020

Bioscience & Medical Cannabis & Hemp California

Co-founder and CEO Roy Lipski foresees his company's fermentation-based technology supplying cannabinoids on a mass scale to Fortune 500 companies.

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Sinto Gourmet

By Glen Martin | Dec 01, 2020

Food & Beverage California

Founder Hyunjoo Albrecht makes kimchi based on her grandmother's recipe, and it's caught on in a big way.

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Lalaland Production & Design

By Glen Martin | Dec 01, 2020

Consumer & Lifestyle Supply Chain California

Growing from a single sewing machine in 2006, the cut-and-sew contrarian is poised to more than double its workforce in 2021.

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Topology

By Glen Martin | Nov 30, 2020

Bioscience & Medical Consumer & Lifestyle California

Founder and CEO Eric Varady is rethinking eyeglasses with a model built around customization and domestic manufacturing.

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Admiral Maltings

By Eric Peterson | Nov 30, 2020

Brewing & Distilling Supply Chain California

Co-founder Dave McLean has innovated by fostering the comeback of traditional floor malting to create premium ingredients for brewers and distillers.

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Miso Robotics

By Glen Martin | Nov 10, 2020

Food & Beverage Industrial & Equipment California

Co-founder and President James "Buck" Jordan sees a huge opportunity for automation in fast food. His company's Flippy is an aptly named burger-flipping droid.

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Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery

By Glen Martin | Nov 09, 2020

Brewing & Distilling California

Managing Partner Stu Smith sees the recent wildfires that have ravaged Napa Valley -- and nearly destroyed his winery -- as both a warning to heed and an opportunity for a better future.