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The 5 Fastest Growing Startups from Pasadena

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In terms of entrepreneurship and business, Pasadena has evolved into one of the top emerging hubs in the world.

Hundreds of startup companies have been founded there in the last years, many of which are enjoying incredible success.

We've compiled a list with the 5 most successful ones.


5 Startups in Pasadena

1) Miso Robotics

1) Miso Robotics

Miso Robotics is a company that develops and manufactures artificial intelligence-driven robots that assist cooks in the kitchen.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Buck Jordan, David D. Zito, Robert Anderson, Ryan Sinnet
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Consumer Electronics, Machine Learning, Robotics
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $43,757,553
  • Number of funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

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2) Rockley Photonics

2) Rockley Photonics

Photonics chips and bespoke integrated packaged devices are manufactured by Rockley Photonics.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Andrew Rickman
  • Industries: Consumer Electronics, Electronics, Manufacturing, Semiconductor
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $207,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

3) The/Studio

3) The/Studio

The/Studio is an on-demand product creation and production platform that allows firms to quickly launch new items.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Joseph Heller
  • Industries: Fashion, Lifestyle, Manufacturing, Software, Supply Chain Management
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $11,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

4) Kitchen United

4) Kitchen United

Kitchen United provides a complete solution that removes development constraints and allows restaurant brands to expand financially.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Massimo Noja De Marco
  • Industries: Commercial, E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Information Technology, Real Estate, Restaurants, Software
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $50,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 11

You can find their website here.

5) Heliogen

5) Heliogen

Heliogen is a renewable energy technology firm that harnesses the sun's energy to replace fossil fuels.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Aaron Fyke, Bill Gross
  • Industries: Energy, Industrial, Renewable Energy, Solar
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $128,550,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 18

You can find their website here.

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