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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

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    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...  more
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    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...  more
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    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...  more
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    Armadillo World Headquarters

    Armadillo World Headquarters was a music hall and entertainment center in Austin, Texas, from 1970 to 1980....  more
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    Aspyr

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    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...  more
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    Blazing Lizard

    Video game
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    Blue Fish Development Group

    Software Engineering
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    Borgsolutions

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    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

    Software, Computer
    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 products...  more
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    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...  more
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    Electrophon Records

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    Fd2s

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    Ghoti, Inc.

    Music industry
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    Giganews

    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 service...  more
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    GSD&M

    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 and Steve...  more
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    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 of...  more
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    Acclaim Studios 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 best...  more
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    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

    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

    Software
    NetQoS Inc. provides network management software and services, including applications for performance management and response time analysis. "QoS" refers to "quality of service." NetQoS Ranked Number...  more
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    Origin Systems

    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....  more
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    Retro Studios

    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 Donkey...  more
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    Somnio Solutions, Inc.

    Advertising, Marketing