In recent years, STM Brands has launched several new product lines including Streets and Myth, from which this slate blue laptop bag is from. Photo courtesy of STM Brands

In recent years, STM Brands has launched several new product lines including Streets and Myth, from which this slate blue laptop bag is from. Photo courtesy of STM Brands

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Ethan Nyholm founded STM Brands in 1998 with partner Adina Jacobs after realizing there weren’t many convenient and fashionable options to protect and carry laptops at the time. Photo courtesy of STM Brands

STM BRANDS

Founders: Ethan Nyholm and

Adina Jacobs

Revenue: $10 million in 2013, 15 to 25 percent growth year-over-year since, according to the company

No. of employees: 55 globally, about 32 in San Diego

Headquarters: Poway

Year founded: 1998

Company description: a company that designs and manufactures accessories for laptops, tablets and phones.

It was the combination of a padded postal envelope and a pricey laptop that inspired Ethan Nyholm, founder and global CEO of STM Brands, to design his very first laptop bag back in 1998 while attending college for business marketing in Sydney, Australia...

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