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Companies Founded in 1987

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1987; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
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    Textile, Clothing
    Ashworth is a golf-apparel company, maker of Ashworth, The Game, Kudzu and Callaway Golf Apparel. On October 14, 2008, Ashworth was acquired by TaylorMade-Adidas....  more
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    Association of European Schools of Planning

    The Association of European Schools of Planning is a network of European universities, their departments and affiliated schools that are engaged in teaching and research in the fields of urban and...  more
  • 28

    Atlantic Airways

    Atlantic Airways is the national airline of the Faroe Islands, operating domestic helicopter services and international passenger services as well as search and rescue responsibilities from its base...  more
  • 29


    AtlasCT is a worldwide provider of GIS and mapping applications for the Internet and wireless platforms. It was founded in 1987, as a maps and guides producer. In 1998 it went into the field of...  more
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    Software, Consultant
    ACL Services Ltd. is a company based in Vancouver, Canada that provides data analytics, governance, risk management, and compliance software, and consulting services in risk and audit management....  more
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    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
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    Avid Technology

    Consumer electronics, Photographic Equipment and Supplies
    Avid Technology, Inc. is an American company specializing in video and audio production technology; specifically, digital non-linear editing systems, management and distribution services. It was...  more
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    Ayngaran International

    Software industry
    Ayngaran is a film distribution and production company of Tamil films, based in the United Kingdom. The company has distributed various Indian-produced Tamil films in Europe, North America and...  more
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    Berkeley Systems was a San Francisco Bay Area software company co-founded in 1987 by Wes Boyd and Joan Blades. It made money early on by performing contract work for the National Institutes of...  more
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    The Bitmap Brothers are a UK based video game developer founded in 1987. The company entered the industry in 1988 with the scrolling shooter Xenon. They quickly followed with the classic Speedball....  more
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    Blue1 Ltd is a Finnish airline owned by the Scandinavian Airlines System Aktiebolag, with its hub at Copenhagen Airport. Blue1 flies to around 28 destinations in Finland, Scandinavia and the rest of...  more
  • 37

    BlueFish TV

    BlueFish TV is a non-profit Christian video publishing company based in Richardson, Texas. Bluefish TV works with well-known Christian speakers and authors like Erwin McManus, Don Miller, Margaret...  more
  • 38

    Bertelsmann Music Group

    Bertelsmann Music Group was a division of Bertelsmann before its completion of sale of the majority of its assets to Japan's Sony Corporation of America on October 1, 2008. It was established in 1987...  more
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    British Midland Regional Limited is a British regional airline that operates scheduled passenger services across the UK and Europe. The airline's head office is in East Midlands Airport in North West...  more
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    Bullfrog Productions

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    Bullfrog Productions was a British computer game developer, founded in 1987 by Les Edgar and Peter Molyneux. The company achieved recognition in 1989 for their third release, Populous. At the time of...  more
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    Burger Time

    Food Manufacturing
    Burger Time is a regional chain of drive-through fast food restaurants that is headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota. Its original restaurant was founded in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1987 and...  more
  • 42

    Bus Éireann

    Bus Éireann is a bus and coach operator providing services throughout Ireland with the exception of the Dublin Region, which are provided by Dublin Bus. It is a subsidiary of Córas Iompair Éireann....  more
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    Canaan Partners

    Venture capital financing
    Canaan Partners is a global venture capital firm that invests in companies focused on technology and healthcare. Founded in 1987, the firm has offices in Menlo Park, California, USA; Westport,...  more
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    Canadian Airlines

    Canadian Airlines International Ltd. was a Canadian airline that operated from 1987 until 2001. The airline was Canada's second largest airline after Air Canada, and carried more than 11.9 million...  more
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    Capital Airlines

    Capital Airlines was an airline based in the United Kingdom and self-proclaimed "Yorkshire International Airlines". It operated a fleet of BAe 146's and Shorts 360's between 1987 and 1992....  more
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    The Carlyle Group

    Financial Services
    The Carlyle Group is a global asset management firm, specializing in private equity, based in Washington, D.C. As one of the largest alternative investment firms in the world, The Carlyle Group...  more
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    Car Toys, Inc. is a medium-sized chain of stores, founded and headquartered in Seattle. There are currently 50 stores, distributed throughout Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Texas. Car Toys...  more
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    Castle Rock Entertainment

    Motion Picture and Video Production, Film industry
    Castle Rock Entertainment is an American film and television production company founded in 1987 by Martin Shafer, director Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, Glenn Padnick and Alan Horn. It is a...  more
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    Cellcom is a regional wireless service provider based in De Pere, Wisconsin, with roots that date back to 1910. Cellcom began providing service from its office in Green Bay in 1987, when its parent...  more
  • 50

    Centennial Wireless