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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?"

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 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