Back to the Roots is an Oakland, California based company founded in 2009 by two UC Berkeley seniors who gave up corporate jobs to become urban mushroom farmers. Our first product was a mushroom kit that allowed anyone to grow fresh mushrooms right out of a little brown box in just ten days. Today, we offer a variety "ready-to-grow" and "ready-to-eat" products which are sold in thousands of locations including Whole Foods, Costco, Nordstrom, The Home Depot, Target, World Market, Petco, Loblaw, Wegman's, Fresh Market, Safeway, Kroger, Urban Outfitters, Sam's Club, Crate & Barrel and many other fine retail locations nationwide. Back to the Roots was a Martha Stewart American Made Awards winner and named as one of Forbes 25 Most Innovative Consumer Brands in 2013.
Oakland, US
Size (employees)
40 (est)
Back to the Roots was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Oakland, US
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Back to the Roots Office Locations

Back to the Roots has an office in Oakland
Oakland, US (HQ)
424 2nd St
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Back to the Roots Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$17 m

Latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago


Back to the Roots's latest funding round in June 2016 was reported to be $10 m. In total, Back to the Roots has raised $17 m
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