Companies Founded in Austin

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

    ActCentric Corporation

  • 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 in Austin, Texas, Alereon also has offices in Korea and Hong Kong. Alereon was spun off from Time Domain Corporation of Huntsville, Alabama, in August 2003 taking with it a number of engineers, executives, and patents from its parent company. An early investor was Austin Ventures. It initially backed the multi-band orthogonal frequency division multiplexing approach taken by the MultiBand OFDM Alliance. A number of competing technologies were discussed by the IEEE 802.15 standards committee in 2004. In October 2005, $20 million in financing included investors Centennial Ventures and Pharos Capital. After the IEEE effort was abandoned, the venture arm of Samsung Electronics invested $4 million in December 2006. By 2009, Eric Brookman was still chief executive. In June 2012, an addition $6 million of funding was announced with investors Pharos Capital Partners and Duchossois Technology Partners and led by Enhanced Capital Partners.
  • 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; the big, red boot above the entrance has since made the store easy to spot among the many other boutiques and shops along South Congress Avenue. Allens Boots is a popular shopping destination for famous musicians, movie stars, and celebrities.
  • 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" which "dominates the local ice cream scene." Amy's ice cream is owned by Amy Simmons. The readers of the Austin Chronicle have voted Amy's the best Reader's Ice Cream 8 years in a row.
  • Armadillo World Headquarters

    Armadillo World Headquarters

    Armadillo World Headquarters was a music hall and entertainment center in Austin, Texas, from 1970 to 1980.
  • Aspyr
    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, Star Wars, The Sims 2 and Borderlands. Aspyr has been in business since 1996, and by 2003 owned 60 percent of the Mac entertainment market. Aspyr Media has also ported console games to Windows and Game Boy Advance and published games, such as Wideload's Stubbs the Zombie in "Rebel Without a Pulse", for Mac OS, Windows, and the Xbox. In addition, Aspyr has produced and distributed several albums and documentaries.