Back to the Roots

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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.
TypePrivate
Founded2009
HQOakland, CA, US
Websitebacktotheroots.com
Employee Ratings4.6

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2021)53
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
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Back to the Roots Office Locations

Back to the Roots has an office in Oakland
Oakland, CA, US (HQ)
100 Webster St #200
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Back to the Roots Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2009

Back to the Roots total Funding

$20 m

Back to the Roots latest funding size

$3 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

Back to the Roots investors

Back to the Roots's latest funding round in February 2019 was reported to be $3 m. In total, Back to the Roots has raised $20 m
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Back to the Roots Cybersecurity Score

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93/100

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Back to the Roots Online and Social Media Presence

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Back to the Roots News and Updates

EY Announces Back to the Roots as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Northern California Award Winner

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced on 4 August 2021, that Co-founders and Co-CEOs of Back to the Roots Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez were named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Northern California Award winner. Back to the Roots is...

EY Announces Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez of Back to the Roots as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Northern California Award Finalists

LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Back to the Roots Co-Founder's Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez were named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Northern California Region Award finalists. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The...

Leader In Organic Gardening Back To The Roots Raises New Round Of Financing To Fuel Rapid Expansion Into The Seed Packet Category

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Back to the Roots, the nation's fastest growing organic gardening company, has closed a new round of financing to fuel the rapid growth of its line of 100% U.S. grown seeds. The capital will be used to scale up national distribution and...

Back To The Roots Expands With New Funding And Retail Growth

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Back to the Roots, the fastest growing organic food & gardening company innovating the way families are connecting with food, announces today its $3M series C led by Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT), the country's leading lawn, garden and...

Back to the Roots Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Back to the Roots founded?

    Back to the Roots was founded in 2009.

  • How many employees does Back to the Roots have?

    Back to the Roots has 53 employees.

  • Who are Back to the Roots competitors?

    Competitors of Back to the Roots include Omarsa, De Groot Fresh Group and Fruteria.

  • Where is Back to the Roots headquarters?

    Back to the Roots headquarters is located at 100 Webster St #200, Oakland.

  • Where are Back to the Roots offices?

    Back to the Roots has an office in Oakland.

  • How many offices does Back to the Roots have?

    Back to the Roots has 1 office.