Allbirds

A direct-to-consumer apparel brand selling carbon-neutral footwear made of natural fibers and sold in recycled packaging.

Company Information
Industry
Retail
Year Founded
2014
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Joey Zwillinger, Tim Brown, Joey Zwillinger
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Retail (2020)

A self-imposed carbon tax in 2019 funded the company’s transition this year to 100 percent carbon neutrality through third-party certified offsets. Allbirds footwear and apparel all carry a Carbon Footprint label. In May, the company announced a partnership with Adidas to develop the world's lowest carbon performance shoe and to hasten the transformation of the footwear supply chain, from material choices to manufacturing facilities and transportation methods. In line with its concern for the climate crisis and racial equity, Allbirds proclaimed Earth Day and Juneteenth company holidays in 2020.

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Best-Led Companies
No. 78 (2021)

Houlihan Lokey

A global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation.

Company Information
Industry
Financial Services
Year Founded
1972
Location
Los Angeles, California
Leadership
Scott Beiser
Website
Ticker
NYS : HLI
Inc. Honors
Best-Led Companies
No. 79 (2021)

Lemonade

An A.I.-powered insurance company offering a variety of types of insurance in the U.S. and abroad.

Company Information
Industry
Insurance
Year Founded
2015
Location
New York, New York
Leadership
Daniel Schreiber, Shai Wininger
Ticker
NYS : LMND
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2021
We've built our offices to be a home away from home. Employees can walk to the office, catch a waft of patchouli from a candle, grab a glass of cold brew on tap and some fresh fruit, and then go to their desk. We measure employees by their daily contribution and attitude, not their title. We believe constant communication is key, and there are no rules on whom you can talk to. We're open, direct, transparent and brutally honest. We share both our achievements and our failures, because we believe failure provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and learn.
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Inc. Best in Business
Insurance (2020)

A registered public-benefit corporation, Lemonade is the first company to use A.I. to streamline insurance buying on a large scale. The company's platform allows customers to customize insurance policies and expedites the process of filing claims. Lemonade built a giveback mechanism into its premium payments. Once a year, the company donates up to 40 percent of money not used for claims to a charity chosen by users.

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Best-Led Companies
No. 80 (2021)

Zapier

Offers software that acts as a translator between web APIs to help automate and integrate web applications.

Company Information
Industry
Software
Year Founded
2011
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Wade Foster
Inc. Honors
Best-Led Companies
No. 81 (2021)

Oak Street Health

A network of value-based primary care centers serving seniors and assuming the full financial risk of its patients.

Company Information
Industry
Health
Year Founded
2012
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Leadership
Mike Pykosz
Ticker
NYS : OSH
Inc. Honors
Best-Led Companies
No. 82 (2021)