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Upstart 50 Inventor: William Santana Li, Co-founder and CEO at Knightscope

Upstart 50 Inventor: William Santana Li, Co-founder and CEO at Knightscope

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William Santana Li has reinvention on his mind after the failure of his police cruiser company Carbon...


Upstart 50 Inventor: Othman Laraki, CEO and co-founder at Color Genomics

Upstart 50 Inventor: Othman Laraki, CEO and co-founder at Color Genomics

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Genetic testing holds the promise of awareness about future susceptibility to disease as well as the...


Upstart 50 Inventor: Tom Lee, Founder and executive chairman at One Medical

Upstart 50 Inventor: Tom Lee, Founder and executive chairman at One Medical

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Driven by what he saw as problems plaguing traditional medical care, Tom Lee founded One Medical as a...


Upstart 50 Creative: O’Brien Chalmers, founder and president at Steelblue

Upstart 50 Creative: O’Brien Chalmers, founder and president at Steelblue

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Creative agency Steelblue, founded by O’Brien Chalmers in 2008, has been at the forefront of using c...


Upstart 50 Inventor: Stephanie Lampkin, CEO and founder at Blendoor

Upstart 50 Inventor: Stephanie Lampkin, CEO and founder at Blendoor

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Both quantitative data and anecdotal evidence show that the tech industry has a diversity problem and...


Upstart 50 Inventor: Karin Lachmi, Co-founder and chief scientific officer at Bioz

Upstart 50 Inventor: Karin Lachmi, Co-founder and chief scientific officer at Bioz

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In the research intensive field of biotechnology, companies are constantly seeking ways to speed up drug...


Upstart 50 Creative: Gavin Kogan and Mike Bitar, co-founders at Grupo Flor

Upstart 50 Creative: Gavin Kogan and Mike Bitar, co-founders at Grupo Flor

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Bitar and Kogan have built what they describe as a family of cannabis companies that help entrepreneurs...


Upstart 50 Inventor: Erik Kostelnik, CEO at TextRecruit

Upstart 50 Inventor: Erik Kostelnik, CEO at TextRecruit

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In the Bay Area, one of the top priorities for startups and Fortune 500 companies alike is hiring the...


Upstart 50 Inventor: Patrick Kennedy, Owner at Panoramic Interests

Upstart 50 Inventor: Patrick Kennedy, Owner at Panoramic Interests

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California’s housing crisis has squeezed residents and is increasingly constricting economic growth. ...


Upstart 50 Inventor: Jay Kaplan, CEO at Synack

Upstart 50 Inventor: Jay Kaplan, CEO at Synack

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Jay Kaplan founded hacker-powered security company Synack after spending time securing the nation's computer...


Upstart 50 Inventor: Alex and Philipp Hertel, Co-founders at Xperiel

Upstart 50 Inventor: Alex and Philipp Hertel, Co-founders at Xperiel

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Alex and Philipp Hertel created the technology that would become Google Wallet. Driven by an entrepreneurial...


Upstart 50 Inventor: Rachel Haurwitz, Co-founder and CEO at Caribou Biosciences

Upstart 50 Inventor: Rachel Haurwitz, Co-founder and CEO at Caribou Biosciences

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While a graduate student at UC Berkeley, Rachel Haurwitz was inspired by the possibility of CRISPR Cas9,...


Upstart 50 Backer: Brad and Bart Stephens, co-founders and managing partners at Blockchain Capital

Upstart 50 Backer: Brad and Bart Stephens, co-founders and managing partners at Blockchain Capital

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Blockchain Capital invests in companies that make use of the blockchain technology that underpins bitcoin...


Upstart 50 Backer: Jon Sebastiani, Founder and CEO at Sonoma Brands

Upstart 50 Backer: Jon Sebastiani, Founder and CEO at Sonoma Brands

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With partners like Ayesha Curry, the company has already launched Zupa NoMa, a brand of chilled vegetable...


Upstart 50 Inventor: Lisa Curtis CEO at Kuli Kuli

Upstart 50 Inventor: Lisa Curtis CEO at Kuli Kuli

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Lisa Curtis first discovered moringa when she was a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa. She saw the...


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