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Companies Founded in 1985

List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1985; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
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  • 1


    8vo is a London-based graphic design firm formed in 1985 by Simon Johnston, Mark Holt and Hamish Muir.  ...more
  • 2

    A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.

    Retail, Hobby
    A.C. Moore is an arts and crafts retail chain with 135 locations in the eastern United States, with its corporate headquarters located in Berlin, New Jersey. AC Moore sells a variety of arts and  ...more
  • 3

    ACE Limited

    Insurance Carriers
    ACE Limited, incorporated in Zurich, Switzerland, is the parent company of the ACE Group, a global provider of insurance products covering property and casualty, accident and health, reinsurance, and  ...more
  • 4


    Actel Corporation is a manufacturer of nonvolatile, low-power field-programmable gate arrays, mixed-signal FPGAs, and programmable logic solutions. It is headquartered in Mountain View, California,  ...more
  • 5


    Progress Software: Actional Product Line Backgrounder As organizations make the shift to a service-oriented architecture (SOA), they do so expecting greater business agility, reduced IT overhead and
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    The AF Group ASA is the third largest civil engineering and construction company in Norway. The company headquarters is located in Oslo. The AF Group is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.  ...more
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    Agile Property

    Real Estate
    Agile Property Holdings Limited SEHK: 3383 is a land developer with its business mainly focusing in Guangdong Province, China. It was established in 1985 as a furniture maker in Zhongshan City, and  ...more
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    Altium Limited is an Australian owned public software company that provides PC-based electronics design software for engineers. Founded in Tasmania, Australia 1985, Altium now has regional  ...more
  • 9
    Computer hardware, Computer data storage
    American Megatrends Incorporated is an American hardware and software company that specializes in PC hardware and firmware. The company was founded in 1985 by Pat Sarma and S. Shankar, who was  ...more
  • 10

    Anacostia and Pacific Company

    Anacostia and Pacific Company is a transportation development and consulting firm responsible for the operations of several railroads: Chicago SouthShore and South Bend Railroad Louisville and  ...more
  • 11

    Andy Petree Racing

    Andy Petree Racing is a former NASCAR team. Its ownership changed hands several times over the years, with three different owners from its beginning to its close in 2004. The team was based out of  ...more
  • 12
    Mass media, Telecommunications
    AOL Inc. is an American multinational mass media corporation based in New York City which develops, grows, and invests in brands and web sites. The company's business spans digital distribution of  ...more
  • 13
    Semiconductor industry
    ATI Technologies Inc., was a semiconductor technology corporation based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, that specialized in the development of graphics processing units and chipsets. Founded in 1985 as  ...more
  • 14

    Atlantic Express

    Atlantic Express is an airline based at Exeter International Airport in the United Kingdom. It started operations in 2008 following the collapse in 2007 of the original airline which flew the route  ...more
  • 15

    Auspex Incorporated

    Auspex, Inc. was founded 1985 by Michael Henney, Burt Brockman and Terry Kisner to develop SCADA software systems. In 1986, Rich Newell joined Auspex and the company started providing software  ...more
  • 16


    AutoTester is a company in software test automation market founded by siblings Randy and Linda Hayes. The company claims to have produced the first commercial test tool for the PC. Founded in 1985,  ...more
  • 17
    Financial Services, Direct Life Insurance Carriers
    AXA is a French, multinational, investment banking firm headquartered in the 8th arrondissement of Paris that engages in global investment banking, securities, investment management, insurance, and  ...more
  • 18

    Ayit Aviation and Tourism

    Ayit Aviation and Tourism is an Israeli domestic airline established in 2008. Ayit flies between Sde Dov Airport, near Tel Aviv, and Ben Ya'akov Airport near Rosh Pinna. As part of its agreement to  ...more
  • 19

    Banco Comercial Português

    Banco Comercial Português, is a Portuguese bank that was founded in 1985 and is the largest private bank in the country. BCP is a member of the Euronext 100 stock index and its current chief  ...more
  • 20

    BASIS International

    BASIS International Ltd. is the developer and supplier of the BBx family of interpreted programming languages derived from Business BASIC, the newest generation of which is BBj. In 1985, BASIS  ...more
  • 21

    Baxter Aviation

    Baxter Aviation was an airline based in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, founded by Tom and Linda Baxter which operated scheduled and chartered services throughout the Pacific Northwest with DHC-2  ...more
  • 22

    Bharti Airtel

    Bharti Airtel Limited is an Indian multinational telecommunications services company headquartered in New Delhi, India. It operates in 20 countries across South Asia, Africa, and the Channel Islands.  ...more
  • 23
    Telecommunications, Retail
    Bharti Enterprises is an Indian business conglomerate headquartered in New Delhi, India. It was founded in 1976 by Sunil Bharti Mittal and it operates in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Bharti  ...more
  • 24
    Big Island Air is a small American air tour operator serving Hawaii. It is based at Kona International Airport and visitors can fly over the active Kilauea Volcano, and the landscape and coastline of  ...more
  • 25

    Big Rock Brewery

    Alcoholic beverage
    Big Rock Brewery is a brewery founded in 1985 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  ...more