Berkeley Startups

This is a partial list of companies born out of licensing UC Berkeley intellectual property (IP) rights, ranging from patentable inventions to copyrightable software, since about the mid 1990s. With IP rights integrated into their business plans, startups improve their prospects for obtaining the venture capital or other funding necessary to pursue commercialization of Berkeley innovations.

Note that this list does not include the numerous start-ups that have commercialized UC Berkeley innovations but did not leverage any UC Berkeley IP rights (because the innovations don't have associated IP rights).

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