2016 was undoubtedly a great year for the LA tech community. As it becomes clear to the rest of the world that Los Angeles is no longer just a hub for entertainment, the amount of tech talent and new companies popping up in the area means 2017 will be just as big.
Built In LA has carefully selected 50 young companies (all less than five years old) that we believe will make a big splash over the next 12 months.
MakersKit may have started in the Bay Area, but it didn’t take long for the DIY kit brand to relocate to Los Angeles. Over the past year, the startup has increased its monthly subscription service to represent 50 percent of sales, with the other 50 percent coming from deals with retail giants like Macy’s and Urban Outfitters. In 2016, the startup turned heads by joining Techstars Retail in Minneapolis, despite the company’s proven track record of success.