Success Stories

Many companies have found success in Greater Sacramento thanks to its rich talent pipeline, innovative economy and cost effective operating expenses. Below, leaders in fintech, life sciences and beyond share how being located in the region has facilitated their growth.

Origin Materials

Origin Materials was founded in West Sacramento by two UC Davis graduates who met while studying chemical engineering. Today, Origin is the world’s leading carbon negative materials company, boasting partnerships with the likes of Mitsubishi and LVMH Beauty.

EyeRate

EyeRate

EyeRate has been able to grow in Greater Sacramento thanks to the region’s tech talent, community resources and employee experience.

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advanced.farm

advanced.farm

Advanced.farm is a cutting-edge agtech company located just minutes from UC Davis – the country’s #1 agricultural science university — in the Greater Sacramento region.

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PEM Motion

PEM Motion

Aachen, Germany-based PEM Motion provides engineering and business consulting services to zero emission vehicle companies from its North America headquarters – Greater Sacramento.

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Growth Factory

Growth Factory

Greater Sacramento’s growing innovation infrastructure supplies entrepreneurial resources, financing and collaboration for start-ups and businesses to grow and thrive. The Growth Factory, a regional pre-seed accelerator and accompanying venture fund, is a key resource to early stage companies.

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PowerSchool

PowerSchool

PowerSchool’s IPO in 2021 was the largest in K-12 education software in North America. The Folsom, CA-based company is a leading provider of global educational technology, impacting 45 million students around the world. Its 2021 IPO was the largest in K-12 education software in North America. The company is headquartered in Folsom, California and employs over 3,000.

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California Cultured

California Cultured

California Cultured produces sustainable lab-grown chocolate. They got their start in the Bay Area but moved to GreaterSacramento to be closer to our talent pool, foodtech innovators and UC Davis. They’ve set up shop in Inventopia, an incubator in Davis featuring wet lab, coworking and engineering prototyping spaces.

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The Better Meat Co

The Better Meat Co

The Better Meat Co. is a B2B producer of next-generation plant-based proteins for foodservice providers and meat processors. They’ve found success through their West Sacramento headquarters thanks to its proximity to tech and agriculture innovators in the Greater Sacramento region.

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IFG – The iFish Group

IFG – The iFish Group

After developing a decade of relationships with state agencies, business partners and top IT consultants located in the Greater Sacramento area, Frank Ono founded The iFish Group in 2008. Mr. Ono opened the office downtown to best support our state clients, allowing us to more easily meet with and work with them in-person.

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Inventopia

Inventopia

Welcome to Inventopia, a life science and engineering incubator in Davis. With wet lab, coworking and engineering prototyping spaces, Inventopia is a key resource for regional innovators working to bring their products to market. Inventopia opened just six months ago and is already serving 23 companies.

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