HEAD­QUAR­TERS: But­ner, North Carolina FOUNDERS: David Baron (CEO), Ryan Cocca, Han­nah Fus­sell EM­PLOY­EES: 80

Three Univer­sity of North Carolina bud­dies founded Nugget in 2015 to make a bet­ter fu­ton— but only a year in, the startup had ditched that util­i­tar­ian col­lege standby in fa­vor of fun fur­ni­ture for kids fea­tur­ing re­mov­able parts that can be used to build ramps, crash pads and stairs. That shift has proven even more lu­cra­tive dur­ing the pan­demic as par­ents look for ways to en­ter­tain their chil­dren at home. “It’s like up­graded fort build­ing,” says Cocca, Nugget’s chief mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer. Rev­enue is ex­pected to nearly triple this year, to $50 mil­lion, from last year’s $17 mil­lion.

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