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List of notable businesses founded in Boston, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Boston. The famous Boston companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful Boston company's names to find out even more about them.

List includes The Timberland Company, Liberty Mutual and more.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in Boston?" and "What are the biggest Boston companies?"

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Advent International is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Private equity Advent International is an American global private equity firm focused on buyouts of companies in Western and Central Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. The firm focuses on ...more

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Brafton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Internet marketing, Electronic media, News agency Brafton, Incorporated is a provider of high quality custom content geared toward news feeds and corporate blogs. Their services are targeted at companies looking to amplify their search engine ...more

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Centrata is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Centrata

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City Sports is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Sports equipment, Sportswear City Sports is an American sporting goods retailer operating mostly on the east coast of the United States. Its chief products include athletic apparel, footwear, and equipment. Founded in 1983 ...more

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Color Kinetics is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Color Kinetics Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing Color Kinetics is a pioneer in the design, marketing and licensing of intelligent solid-state lighting systems. Our systems use solid-state devices known as light emitting diodes, or LEDs, as ...more

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Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson

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DASHED is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
DASHED Online food ordering DASHED is a restaurant delivery service founded in Boston, Massachusetts by Phil Dumontet in 2009. In 2014, DASHED was named the leading restaurant delivery service in the Northeast by Inc. ...more

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David R. Godine, Publisher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
David R. Godine, Publisher David R. Godine, Publisher is an American book publishing company, founded in 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Donald McKay shipyard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Donald McKay shipyard

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Eaton Vance is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Investment Advice, Investment management Eaton Vance is a 2013 Telly Award winner.

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Genzyme is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Biotechnology, Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing Genzyme Corporation is an American biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since its acquisition in 2011, Genzyme has been a fully owned subsidiary of Sanofi. In 2010 Genzyme ...more

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Goodwin, Procter & Hoar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Goodwin, Procter & Hoar Goodwin Procter LLP is the 38th wealthiest American law firm, consisting of about 900 attorneys with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Silicon Valley, San ...more

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HP Hood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
HP Hood Food Manufacturing HP Hood is an American dairy company based in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Hood was founded in 1846 in Charlestown, Massachusetts by Harvey Perley Hood. Recent company acquisitions by HP Hood have ...more

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Investors Financial Services is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Investors Financial Services Investment Advice Investors Bank & Trust or IBT was a custodian bank, and the principal operating subsidiary of Investors Financial Services Corp., a holding company based in Boston, Massachusetts. First ...more

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Irrational Games is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry Irrational Games is a video game developer founded in 1997 by three former employees of Looking Glass Studios: Ken Levine, Jonathan Chey, and Robert Fermier as Irrational Games. On January 9, ...more

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Jordan Marsh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Retail Jordan Marsh & Company was a department store in Boston, Massachusetts, which grew to be a major regional chain in the New England area of the United States. In 1996, the last of the Jordan ...more

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Liberation Music is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Liberation Music Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Liberation Music - MGM was founded in 1991 by Morgan James Peters as a music production company specializing in soul, funk and jazz music and artists, as a subsidiary of Midnight Groove ...more

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Liberty Mutual is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Insurance Carriers Liberty Mutual Group, more commonly known by the name of its primary line of business, Liberty Mutual Insurance, is an American diversified global insurer and the third-largest property and ...more

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Marshalls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Retail Marshalls, Inc., is a chain of American off-price department stores owned by TJX Companies. Marshalls has over 750 conventional stores, as well as larger stores named Marshalls Mega Store, ...more

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Merrymount Press is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Merrymount Press Publishing The Merrymount Press was a printing company, both scholarly and craftsmanlike, founded and run by Daniel Berkeley Updike in Boston, Massachusetts, and extant during the years 1893–1941. It was ...more

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Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Gl... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is a general practice, full service law firm employing approximately 450 attorneys worldwide. Its headquarters are located at One Financial ...more

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Modern Method is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Modern Method

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Newbury Comics is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Music, Comics Newbury Comics is a New England–based music retailer. Newbury Comics began as a comic book vendor on Newbury Street in Boston. The company was founded in 1978 by Massachusetts Institute of ...more

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NiKA Software is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
NiKA Software Software

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Nutter McClennen & Fish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Nutter McClennen & Fish Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP is a long-standing law firm in Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1879 by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis and his Harvard Law School classmate ...more

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OffTheGrid Group, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
OffTheGrid Group, Inc. OffTheGrid Group is a Web-based start-up still in stealth mode.

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Papa Gino's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Restaurant Papa Gino's, Inc. is a restaurant chain based in Dedham, Massachusetts specializing in American-style pizza along with pasta, subs, salads, and a variety of appetizers. There are over 150 Papa ...more

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Pendleton's Lithography is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Pendleton's Lithography Pendleton's Lithography was a lithographic print studio in 19th-century Boston, Massachusetts, established by brothers William S. Pendleton and John B. Pendleton. Though relatively short-lived, ...more

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Pioneer Investments is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Pioneer Investments Mutual fund Pioneer Investments founded in 1928, is the trade name for Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A. and its subsidiaries. Pioneer Investments is a global investment firm with offices in 28 ...more

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Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Malt Beverages, Breweries, Alcoholic beverage Samuel Adams is the brand name for beers produced by the Boston Beer Company and its associated contract brewers. The company was founded in 1984 by Jim Koch, Harry M. Rubin, and Lorenzo ...more

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Securities Exchange Company is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
International trade This was a company set up by Charles Ponzi to take advantage of arbitrage in Postal Reply Coupon and Postal stamp markets. It later became a facilatator of what would later be known as a Ponzi ...more

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Small, Maynard & Company is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Small, Maynard & Company Publishing Small, Maynard & Company, is a defunct publishing house located in Boston. In its day it was a highly reputable house in literature, and several US authors were published by it, including ...more

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SofTech, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
SofTech, Inc. Software SofTech, Inc. is a multinational computer software company with offices in the United States, Italy, Germany and France with a worldwide annual revenue of US$ $12.1 million. Headquartered in ...more

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State Street Corporation is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
State Commercial Banks, Financial Services State Street Corporation, known as State Street, is a US-based international financial services holding company. State Street was founded in 1792 and is the second oldest financial institution ...more

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Stone & Webster is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Stone & Webster Engineering Stone & Webster was an American engineering services company based in Stoughton, Massachusetts. Stone & Webster was founded as an electrical testing lab and consulting firm by electrical ...more

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Taang! Records is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Music industry Taang! Records is an American independent record label currently based in San Diego, California. Curtis Casella founded Taang! in Boston, Massachusetts. Taang! Records primarily specializes in ...more

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Technicolor Motion Picture Cor... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation The Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation was developer of the color film processes which carried the trademark Technicolor. Itwas founded in Boston in 1914 by Herbert Kalmus, Daniel Frost ...more

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The Kraft Group is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Private equity, Manufacturing, Investment The Kraft Group, LLC is a group of privately held companies in the professional sports, manufacturing, and real estate development industries doing business in 90 countries. Founded in 1998 by ...more

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The Timberland Company is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Fashion, Textile, Footwear Manufacturing Timberland LLC is an American manufacturer and retailer of outdoors wear with a focus on footwear. Timberland footwear is marketed towards people intending outdoor and casual use. The company ...more

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Tweeter is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Consumer electronics, Retail Tweeter, formerly Tweeter Etc. and Tweeter Home Entertainment, was a specialty consumer electronics retailer providing mid and high end electronic equipment, including flat panel TVs, plasma ...more

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Valspar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers The Valspar Corporation is an international manufacturer of paint and coatings based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. With nearly 10,000 employees in 25 countries, it is the sixth largest paint ...more

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Vic Firth Company is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Vic Firth Company Musical Instrument Manufacturing Everett "Vic" Firth is an American musician and the founder of Vic Firth Company, a company that makes percussion sticks and mallets. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Boston, ...more

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Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale a... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in Boston
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Law Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP is an American law firm with 14 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. It was created in 2004 through the merger of the Boston-based firm ...more