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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lion Electric is pioneering the development of ZEV buses and trucks. The company has found success in Greater Sacramento thanks to the region’s progressive EV adoption rate and innovative business climate. Watch the video to learn more.
I moved from New York to Davis, CA to start FloraPulse. Logically, the area was perfect for an agtech startup. We are close to UC Davis, a world-class research institution, our customers (orchards and vineyards) and the Silicon Valley ecosystem. Furthermore, the cost of living is reasonable, and we have access to talent and great weather.
Greater Sacramento is home to the capital of California, which is the world’s fifth largest economy and the nation’s top agricultural producer. That’s one of the main reasons why MyFloraDNA has decided to establish its headquarters here.
The Lab@AgStart celebrated the grand opening of its new $1.5 million facility, which includes coworking space for startups, a wet chemistry lab and the Raley’s Food Lab, a facility that will allow startups to experiment on new food products with ingredients they develop.