Hackbright’s Top 20 Tech Companies in the Bay Area
At Hackbright, we know that there are a lot of tech companies in the Bay Area so coming up with twenty isn’t hard, however, it is hard to only pick twenty. But, since all lists have to stop somewhere, and twenty seemed like a good number, here are Hackbright’s top twenty tech companies in the Bay Area (in no particular order). Also note, we have no formal partnership with these companies.
- New Relic
Salesforce is a cloud-based software company located in the heart of San Francisco, although it has additional locations throughout the United States and regional headquarters in Switzerland. It is probably best known for its robust, customizable customer-relationship management service.
Eventbrite is a company and website focused on ticketing and event management. Its head office is located in San Francisco, although it has an international office in the United Kingdom and several other locations in the United States. It is best known for online event ticketing.
Twitter is a social media giant and microblogging platform that’s headquartered on Market Street in San Francisco. It serves users worldwide through its website and application software. It is probably best known for being a place to follow, see, and interact with celebrities and news.
Airbnb is a lodging broker and tourism experience company that is headquartered in San Francisco on Brannan Street. It provides real estate owners with a way to rent out space to tourists in exchange for commissions. It is probably best known for creating travel opportunities.
Lyft is a ridesharing company based in San Francisco that operates throughout the United States and parts of Canada. It is probably best known for offering car rides, but it also offers food delivery services, a bicycle-sharing system, and some other types of transportation.
Uber is a ridesharing company based in San Francisco that operates throughout the United States and other countries. It is probably best known for offering car rides, but it also offers food delivery and additional types of transportation, including electric bikes and scooters.
Stripe is a finance and technology company based in San Francisco that operates as an online payment system, providing users with the needed infrastructure to make and receive payments over the internet throughout the United States and in other countries.
Slack is a cloud-based instant messaging system that seems to continue making its way into the modern business world. It is headquartered in San Francisco and is probably best known for its website and application software that allows for organized, searchable communication.
Dropbox is a file-hosting service based out of San Francisco. Since 2007, it has allowed users to utilize cloud storage for files, making it possible to access files from different computers by logging into a single Dropbox account. It is probably best known for this file-storage technology.
Flexport is a company that deals with international freight and customs, utilizing an online dashboard to streamline the process. It is headquartered in San Francisco and is probably best known for focusing on simplifying international trade through software and automation.
Zendesk is a customer service platform that started in Denmark before moving its headquarters to San Francisco. It is probably best known for its software, which allows for live chat, voice calls, and robust knowledge bases, making online customer service easier than other options.
GitHub is a subsidiary of Microsoft based out of San Francisco, and it offers hosting services for software development version control using, of course, Git. It is probably known for its development-related features, such as feature requests, bug tracking, and task management.
Twilio is a communications company that allows developers to make and receive phone calls and text messages through the use of its API. It is headquartered in San Francisco and is probably best known for making some mass communication easier for development teams.
Fitbit is now owned by Google, but it is still based out of San Francisco. It is probably best known for its activity trackers and wearable technology, such as smartwatches, that make it so users can monitor some of their physical activity throughout the day and view past data, too.
PagerDuty is headquartered in San Francisco, and it is a SaaS incident response cloud-computing company. That is to say, it deals primarily with IT departments to help clients of disruptions and outages. It does this through the use of machine learning and automation.
Pinterest is a social media giant and content curation platform that allows users to find and share creative and unique ideas through visual media. It is headquartered in San Francisco and is probably best known for being a resource for DIY projects and inspirational ideas.
Opendoor is a real estate company located in San Francisco. It focuses on bringing the home-buying and -selling experience online, allowing users to buy and sell homes through its website and software applications if the deal is an all-cash offer.
Reddit is a social media giant located in San Francisco. Its website operates differently from other social media platforms since users can remain anonymous. It features a community-focused interface that allows users to find like-minded people.
Yelp is a review forum headquartered in San Francisco. It allows customers and business owners to discuss companies, leave feedback, and respond to comments. It is probably best known for its strong review platform that focuses on ensuring reviews are unbiased and accurate.
New Relic is a SaaS software analytics company based out of San Francisco that started in 2013. Its product allows users to monitor web and mobile applications in realtime. It also supports customizable plugins. It is probably best known for the realtime aspect of its analytics product.
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