Company Profile

No.1

Solazyme

Transforms plant sugars, such as sugarcane-based sucrose and corn-based dextrose, into renewable oils for use in food, fuel, skincare products, and chemicals for manufacturing. Its technique is to grow proprietary microalgae in fermentation tanks in a process it calls "indirect photosynthesis." Solazyme filed for a proposed IPO on March 11, 2011.

3-Year Growth
20,424%
Industry
Manufacturing
Location
South San Francisco, California
Leadership
Jonathan Wolfson
Year Founded
2003
Company Size
51-200 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 2 (2011)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020