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In terms of entrepreneurship and business, Redwood City has evolved into one of the top emerging cities in the world.

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

This has resulted in 11 companies reaching unicorn status (being valued at $1 billion or more).

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Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods is a food technology company that makes delicious, nutritious plant-based alternatives of meat, dairy and fish.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.00

    B (

    May 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Redwood City

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Monte Casino, Patrick Brown

  • Industries:

    Food and Beverage, Food Processing, Nutrition, Organic Food

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,006.16M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    24

  • Number of investors:

    57

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Course Hero

Course Hero

Course Hero is a digital classroom with learning resources that help students pass, excel in, and enjoy college.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.60

    B (

    February 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Redwood City

  • Started in:

    2006

  • Founders:

    Andrew T. Grauer, Gregor Carrigan, Jared Grauer

  • Industries:

    Crowdsourcing, E-Learning, EdTech, Education, Internet, Subscription Service

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,555.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    33

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Carbon

Carbon

Carbon designs and delivers high tech polymer solutions for industries such as pharmaceuticals, energy cells, oil & gas, aerospace & defense, automotive, artificial intelligence, and more.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.40

    B (

    August 2015

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Redwood City

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Dr. Joseph M. DeSimone, Philip DeSimone

  • Industries:

    3D Printing, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,352.60M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    29

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Reltio

Reltio

Reltio provides a cloud-native, SaaS data platform that synthesizes multi-source, complex data into a single source of trusted information.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.70

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Redwood City

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Anastasia Zamyshlyaeva, Manish Sood

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Data Integration, PaaS, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $240.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    7

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MOLOCO

MOLOCO

Moloco offers programmatic advertising solutions to help optimize the client's acquisition, retention, and monetization campaigns.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Redwood City

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    David Sehyuk Park, Ikkjin Ahn

  • Industries:

    Advertising, Cloud Infrastructure, Mobile, Mobile Apps

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $187.57M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    6

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HeartFlow

HeartFlow

HeartFlow is a new revolutionary diagnostic tool. It combines ultrasound imaging and artificial intelligence to non-invasively diagnose and detect myocardial fibrosis, a physical condition of the heart muscle that can lead to heart failure.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.30

    B (

    December 2017

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Redwood City

  • Started in:

    2007

  • Founders:

    Charles A. Taylor, Christopher K. Zarins

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Health Care, Health Diagnostics, Medical, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $281.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Alation

Alation

Alation provides a machine learning data catalog to assist individuals in locating, comprehending, and trusting data throughout their businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Redwood City

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Aaron Kalb, Feng Niu, Satyen Sangani, Venky Ganti

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Data Integration, Machine Learning

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $192.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Ivalua

Ivalua

Ivalua provides a suite of web-based spend management solutions that cover the full range of purchase-to-pay and financial close cycle activities.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.10

    B (

    May 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Redwood City

  • Started in:

    2000

  • Founders:

    David Khuat-Duy

  • Industries:

    Procurement, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $133.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    3

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People.ai

People.ai

People is an AI platform for enterprise sales, marketing, and customer success that uncovers revenue opportunities.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.10

    B (

    August 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Redwood City

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Oleg Rogynskyy

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Consumer Research, Enterprise Software, Intelligent Systems, Machine Learning

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $201.62M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    38

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Branch

Branch

Branch powers the world's best mobile experiences. They connect products, people and services through APIs, SDKs and custom integrations so you can do amazing things on mobile — faster, smarter, and better than ever before.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    September 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Redwood City

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Alex Austin, Dmitri Gaskin, Mada Seghete, Mike Molinet

  • Industries:

    App Marketing, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Apps, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $542.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    18

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Skydio

Skydio

Skydio develops fully autonomous and self-flying camera drone designed for all customers including consumers, companies and government.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    February 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Redwood City

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Abraham Bachrach, Adam Bry, Matt Donahoe

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Drone Management, Drones, Machine Learning, Robotics

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $344.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    16

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