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Companies Founded in Boston

Updated October 13, 2018 10.5k views43 items

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?"

If you're a Boston native then this list of the biggest Boston companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Boston.
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    Advent International

    Private equity
    Advent International is an American global private equity firm focused on buyouts of companies...  more
  • Brafton2


    Internet marketing, Electronic media
    Brafton, Incorporated is a provider of high quality custom content geared toward news feeds...  more
  • 3


  • City Sports4

    City Sports

    Sports equipment, Sportswear
    City Sports is an American sporting goods retailer operating mostly on the east coast of the...  more
  • 5

    Color Kinetics

    Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
    Color Kinetics is a pioneer in the design, marketing and licensing of intelligent solid-state...
  • 6

    Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson

  • 7


    Online food ordering
    DASHED is a restaurant delivery service founded in Boston, Massachusetts by Phil Dumontet in...  more
  • 8

    David R. Godine, Publisher

    David R. Godine, Publisher is an American book publishing company, founded in 1970 in Boston,...  more
  • 9

    Donald McKay shipyard

  • 10

    Eaton Vance

    Investment Advice, Investment management
    Eaton Vance is a 2013 Telly Award winner....  more
  • Genzyme11


    Biotechnology, Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing
    Genzyme Corporation is an American biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts....  more
  • 12

    Goodwin, Procter & Hoar

    Goodwin Procter LLP is the 38th wealthiest American law firm, consisting of about 900...  more
  • HP Hood13

    HP Hood

    Food Manufacturing
    HP Hood is an American dairy company based in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Hood was founded in...  more
  • 14

    Investors Financial Services

    Investment Advice
    Investors Bank & Trust or IBT was a custodian bank, and the principal operating subsidiary of...  more
  • Irrational Games15

    Irrational Games

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    Irrational Games is a video game developer founded in 1997 by three former employees of...  more
  • Jordan Marsh16
    Jordan Marsh & Company was a department store in Boston, Massachusetts, which grew to be a...  more
  • Liberation Music17

    Liberation Music

    Arts, Entertainment
    Liberation Music - MGM was founded in 1991 by Morgan James Peters as a music production...  more
  • Liberty Mutual18

    Liberty Mutual

    Insurance Carriers
    Liberty Mutual Group, more commonly known by the name of its primary line of business, Liberty...  more
  • Marshalls19


    Marshalls, Inc., is a chain of American off-price department stores owned by TJX Companies....  more
  • Merrymount Press20

    Merrymount Press

    The Merrymount Press was a printing company, both scholarly and craftsmanlike, founded and run...  more
  • 21

    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo

    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is a general practice, full service law...  more
  • 22

    Modern Method

  • Newbury Comics23

    Newbury Comics

    Music, Comics
    Newbury Comics is a New England–based music retailer. Newbury Comics began as a comic book...  more
  • 24

    NiKA Software

  • Nutter McClennen & Fish25

    Nutter McClennen & Fish

    Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP is a long-standing law firm in Boston, Massachusetts. It was...  more