It all started with the 2011 opening of the Venice Google campus in the binocular building on Main Street that was originally the offices of Chiat Day advertising agency. Since then, they have expanded into many surrounding buildings and, more recently, have opened another campus in Playa Vista to the south of Marina del Rey.
Snap, Inc (formerly Snapchat) calls Venice its home. They first set up in a funky beach bungalow on the boardwalk. In 2013 they out grew out of that space and expanded to additional Venice locations including Market Street and Venice Boulevard. They now have over 1500 employees.