$4.5 million
average startup evaluation

6,138
investors

560+
startups

Source: angel.co

Greater Sacramento offers a rich entrepreneurial environment, ideal for sparking new ideas and fostering growth. With numerous incubators, pitch competitions and accelerators and a variety of affordable coworking spaces, companies can access all the resources they need to succeed while sticking to a tight budget.

Cheryl Beninga, COO of Fantag
Cheryl Beninga,
COO of Fantag

Sacramento has a thriving startup ecosystem… Costs for startups are substantially less than in the Bay Area so our investment dollars have a longer runway.

Startup success stories

Riskalyze

Fintech
Headquartered in Placer County, this startup grew from four employees to 225 in just five short years and became the top tool in the vertical market they serve.

StemExpress

Biotech
With a three-year growth rate of 1,316%, the Folsom-based company landed a spot in INC.’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led Private Companies in America as well as position 363 in the INC. 5000.

Marrone Bio Innovations

Agricultural biotechnology
Creating bio-based solutions for pest control, plant health and increased crop yields through biopesticides, the company was started and successfully went public in its Davis headquarters.

Opportunities for connection and discovery abound

Greater Sacramento is home to a plethora of organizations, accelerators, incubators and events geared toward entrepreneurial success. StartupSac’s programs span a variety of industries, from agtech to life sciences, mobility and beyond and include startup weekends, pitch competitions, workshops and more.

Coworking spaces to suit every style

Innovative coworking spaces can be found around the Greater Sacramento region, including a soon-to-launch 45,000-sq.-ft. WeWork space in downtown Sacramento. Other notable spaces include:

The Urban Hive

A dramatic industrial space that includes an art gallery, open work spaces, meeting rooms and private offices and amenities like kombucha and beer on tap and free massages and yoga.

McClellan Innovation Center

An 8,000-sq.-ft. facility housing individuals, startups and corporate partners geared towards fostering connections and accelerating innovation.

Hacker Lab

A coworking makerspace offering classes and access to shared machinery, including 3-d printers, laser cutters, CNC milling machines and more.

Top startups in Greater Sacramento

wdt_ID Company Location type Employee count Type
1 Ziios, Inc. Headquarters 1,001 Cloud computing
2 TSI Semiconductors Headquarters 252 Semiconductors
3 Flow Kana Headquarters 246 Cannabis
4 Riskalyze Headquarters 200 Financial technology
5 Marrone Bio Innovations Headquarters 113 Biotechnology
Source: StartupSac 2019, Pitchbook 2019