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Companies Founded in Austin

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List of notable businesses founded in Austin, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes the largest, most profitable public corporations and private companies in Austin. You can find information about these companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the Austin companies names to find out even more about them.

This is a list that features items like Apple and General Electric.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in Austin?" and "What is a list of Austin companies?" 

If you're a Austin native then this list of successful Austin companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on businesses from Austin that have made an impact in the world.
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ActCentric Corporation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
ActCentric Corporation
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Alereon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Alereon
Alereon, Inc, is a fabless semiconductor company. It uses ultrawideband radio technology to develop Certified Wireless USB and WiMedia Alliance-compliant UWB integrated circuits. Headquartered ...more
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Allens Boots is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Retail
Allens Boots is a retail store in Austin, Texas, that specializes in western wear. The store offers items such as cowboy boots, hats, jeans, and shirts. Allens Boots opened its doors in 1977; ...more
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Amy's Ice Creams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Amy's Ice Creams is a privately owned chain of ice cream shops in Texas with headquarters in Austin. The Austin Chronicle described Amy's as a "quintessentially Austin institution" ...more
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Armadillo World Headquarters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Armadillo World Headquarters
Armadillo World Headquarters was a music hall and entertainment center in Austin, Texas, from 1970 to 1980.
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Aspyr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry
Aspyr Media, Inc. is an Austin, Texas-based company that specializes in porting Windows games to Mac OS and Linux. Games ported include franchises such as Call of Duty, Sid Meier’s Civilization, ...more
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Blazing Lizard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Video game
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Blue Fish Development Group is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Software Engineering
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Borgsolutions is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Borgsolutions
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Carino's Italian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Restaurant
Carino's Italian is a United States-based chain of Italian food casual dining restaurants. It has more than 170 restaurants with branches in about 30 states. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the ...more
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Dell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Software, Computer, Information technology
Dell Inc. is an American privately owned multinational computer technology company based in Round Rock, Texas, United States, that develops, sells, repairs and supports computers and related ...more
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Destination Games is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Destination Games
Destination Games was an American computer game development company created in April 2000 by Richard Garriott, Robert Garriott and Starr Long, following their departure from Origin Systems. ...more
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Electrophon Records is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Electrophon Records
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Fd2s is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Fd2s
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Ghoti, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Music industry
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Giganews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Telecommunications
Giganews, Inc is a Usenet/newsgroup service provider. Founded in 1994, Giganews service is available to individual users through a subscription model and as an outsourced service to internet ...more
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GSD&M is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Advertising
GSD&M is an advertising agency headquartered in Austin, Texas, United States. It was founded in 1971 by graduates of University of Texas at Austin – Roy Spence, Judy Trabulsi, Tim McClure ...more
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HomeAway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
HomeAway
HomeAway, Inc. is a vacation rental marketplace with more than 1,000,000 vacation rental listings in 190 countries, and has 1588 employees. It has operated through 40 websites in 22 languages as ...more
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Acclaim Studios Austin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Video game, Video game industry
Acclaim Studios Austin was a video game developer operating from 1991 to 2004 in Santa Clara, California, Sunnyvale, California, and Austin, Texas in the USA, and Teesside, England. They were ...more
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Keller Williams Realty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Keller Williams Realty Real Estate
Keller Williams Realty is an international real estate franchise with headquarters in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1983 by Gary Keller and Joe Williams, it grew from a single office in Austin to ...more
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Lifesize is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Lifesize
LifeSize delivers superior quality, high definition video communications over ubiquitous IP networks. Lifesize's systems were created specifically for the human experience, with transparent ...more
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NetQoS is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Software
NetQoS Inc. provides network management software and services, including applications for performance management and response time analysis. "QoS" refers to "quality of ...more
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Origin Systems is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Video game, Video game industry
Origin Systems, Inc. was a video game developer based in Austin, Texas, which was active from 1983 to 2004. It is most famous for the Ultima and Wing Commander series.
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Retro Studios is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Video game, Video game industry
Retro Studios, Inc. is an American first-party video game developer and division of Nintendo based in Austin, Texas. The studio is best known for its work on the Metroid Prime series and the ...more
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Somnio Solutions, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in Austin
Somnio Solutions, Inc. Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations