Hampton Creek is a company that aims at manufacturing and marketing products that are made using plant extracts and are thus safe for use. Based in San Francisco, this company was found in 2011. Some of the well known companies that have invested in this venture are Khosla Ventures, Jerry Yang, Mark Benioff, Horizon, Eduardo Saverin, Li Ka-Shing, Eagle Cliff Partners and Collaborative Funds. With the help of these investors, Hampton Creek has managed to raise funds close to $120 millions.
Hampton Creek was launched in December, 2011 by Joshua Tetrick, who went on to be its CEO. Khosla Ventures was the first company to invest in this organization and offered it seeds worth $500,000. In the year 2012, the company shifted base from South California and moved into Northern parts of California. It was during this period that Khosla Ventures offered it $1.5 million as funds. These funds were put to use to design new headquarters for the company and hire new employees. One of the initial employees who were hired by Hampton Creek included Chef Chris Jones, who became popular when he participated in the reality show, Top Chef.