Companies Founded in Boston

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 in Western and Central Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. The firm focuses on international ...more
  • Brafton
    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
  • Centrata


  • City Sports
    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 by ...more
  • Color Kinetics

    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 the ...more
  • Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson

    Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson