10 Tech Companies That Call Seattle Home
With stunning views of Puget Sound, strolls through Pike Place Market, incredible food, and landmarks galore, the pleasures of your trip to the Emerald City are inevitable. But you’re here under the guise of business travel, so it’s wise to learn a little about the companies that live and play here, too.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the Pacific Northwest is home to companies that will feed your intellect and career curiosities. In recent years, Seattle has emerged as a major frontrunner and tech hub. When hopeful startups share space with some of the biggest players in the world (think: Facebook and Google), both are certain to become game changers of technology.
Consider this top 10 list to be an inexhaustible beginning to a list of all that Seattle has to offer in the way of technology.
The Techies You Know
#2 Twitter: Though 2016 was a lackluster year in terms of growth and profitability for this succinct storytelling medium, Twitter is a still-leading, ever-promising social network. Popular with celebrities and a pastime for POTUS, Twitter is Facebook’s slightly less popular pseudo-friend. Parked above Pike Place Market, Twitter prides itself on keeping employees happy and healthy in the engineering office of Seattle.
#3 Dropbox: A quickly-growing file host, Dropbox offers accessible, user-friendly cloud storage. Its engineers have proudly been calling Seattle home for the last couple of years.
#4 Nintendo: Nintendo’s remarkable history began in the late 1880s, when the original founder created playing cards in Japan. From these humble beginnings, Nintendo would become the largest and most profitable video gaming company in the world. They are now housed in the beautiful Seattle metropolitan area.
#5 Expedia: A leader in its industry, Expedia is a behemoth international online travel company, the parent of Hotels.com, Travelocity, Trivago, and Hotwire, to name just a few. The company is headquartered in the greater metro area.
#6 Microsoft: Employing tens of thousands of employees in just the Seattle area, Microsoft is one of the largest and most renowned technology companies in the entire world. It’s also one of the top 25 best places to work, per Glassdoor, and one of the highest-paying tech companies in the country. Remember, their happy employees may turn into your terrific business associates.
Tech Gurus You May Not Know…Yet
#8 Blue Origin: Founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin builds aerospace equipment and – better yet – “offers aspiring astronauts a glimpse of the future” in a real rocket that crosses the boundary between earth and space. Builders, engineers, and business minds all come together to create the Blue Origin workspace, just south of Seattle.
#9 Redfin: Using the internet to make the home-buying (and selling) process seamless for its clients, Redfin is making waves in the real estate and tech industries, after recently announcing its expansion into mortgage loans.
#10 Moz: The goal of this up-and-comer is to boost your visibility and online presence through employees’ collective passion for marketing analytics and search engine optimization. The fun and energetic teams at Moz have a lot to offer, for both you and your organization.
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