Company Profile

Air Protein

Produces protein that's more sustainable than meat and plant-based protein

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Environmental Services
Year Founded
2019
Location
Pleasanton, California
Leadership
Lisa Dyson
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Environmental Services (2021)
Air Protein secured $32 million in a Series A round of funding to develop and commercialize a protein-based meatlike product created from CO2 molecules, as an alternative to greenhouse-gas-intensive farming and agriculture.
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Impossible Foods

Produces sustainable plant-based meat, fish, and dairy products

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Environmental Services
Year Founded
2011
Location
Redwood City, California
Leadership
Pat Brown
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Environmental Services (2021)
Impossible Foods partnered with food banks and community organizations during the pandemic to donate food to people coping with food insecurity. The company also instituted double-digit price cuts for consumers, restaurants, and distributors to make its products more affordable to all.
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Aether

Manufactures carbon-negative diamonds made from air

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Environmental Services
Year Founded
2018
Location
New York , New York
Leadership
Ryan Shearman
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Environmental Services (2021)
Aether Diamonds launched during the pandemic to create carbon-neutral diamonds that actually remove carbon from the air, creating cleaner, less-polluted air in the process and saving land from strip mining. More than $3 million worth of orders in the first five months removed over 9,750 metric tonnes of air pollution and offset more than 600 years of the average American’s carbon footprint.
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Watershed

Makes software to help companies get to net zero carbon faster.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Environmental Services
Year Founded
2019
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Taylor Francis, Christian Anderson, and Avi Itskovich
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Environmental Services (2021)
Watershed has more than tripled the number of companies it works with to cut carbon emissions, including Square, Stripe, Doordash, Shopify, Sweetgreen, Airbnb, Expensify, Everlane, Revolut, Monzo, and Vimeo. The company recently hit 20 million metric tons of CO2 under management -- more than 4x the city of San Francisco.
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Apploi

Staffing software firm integrating advanced recruitment tools, digital credential management, career branding and virtual onboarding technology within a single platform.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Software
Year Founded
2014
Location
New York, New York
Leadership
Adam Lewis
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Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Software (2021)
Apploi transformed its health care hiring platform during the pandemic, allowing facilities to staff up and onboard more nurses more quickly.
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Regionals Northeast
No. 53 (2022), No. 7 (2021)
Inc. 5000
No. 864 (2022), No. 179 (2021), No. 969 (2020)