Companies Founded in Seattle

List of notable businesses founded in Seattle, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Seattle. The famous Seattle 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 Seattle company's names to find out even more about them.

Companies here include everything from Eddie Bauer to Starbucks.

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

If you're a Seattle native then this list of the biggest Seattle companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Seattle. Then, head over and check out some other top cities in Washington, where companies like Microsoft and Boeing are based.

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  • Associated Grocers
    Food Manufacturing, Wholesale
    Associated Grocers was a retailers' cooperative that distributed full lines of groceries and general merchandise. Founded in 1934, it also provided retail services to independent groceries in ...more
  • Avantopia


  • Bartell Drugs

    Bartell Drugs

    Retail, Pharmacy
    Bartell Drugs, also known as Bartell's, is a chain of pharmacies in the Puget Sound area of the U.S. state of Washington. It primarily serves the Seattle/King County area but also has stores in ...more
  • Bassetti Architects

    Bassetti Architects

    Bassetti Architects is an architectural firm based in Seattle, Washington with a second office in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1947, the firm has designed several well-known Seattle landmarks and ...more
  • Big Fish Games

    Big Fish Games

    Software, Video game, Video game industry
    Big Fish Games is a Seattle-based casual gaming company. The company serves as both a developer and distributor of casual games, primarily on computers and mobile devices. The company was founded in ...more
  • Blist


    Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal
    If a blog is a web log, well, a blist is a web list. A blist is a list with some structure. You can create all kinds of useful blists - one might be a list of dates, like a calendar, another might be ...more