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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.

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Associated Grocers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
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

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Avantopia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Avantopia Software

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Bartell Drugs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
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

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Bassetti Architects is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
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 ...more

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Big Fish Games is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
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 ...more

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Blist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
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 ...more

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Boeing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Boeing Aircraft Manufacturing, Aircraft, Arms industry The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites. It also provides leasing and product support ...more

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Aerospace, Aviation Boeing Commercial Airplanes designs, assembles, markets and sells jet airliners and business jets; it also provides product-related maintenance and training to customers worldwide. A business ...more

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Callison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Callison Callison is an international architecture firm based in Seattle, Washington. Callison was founded by Tony Callison in 1975 and now has 800 employees around the world. The firm plans and designs ...more

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CarDomain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
CarDomain CarDomain.com was an online community site for car enthusiasts. Users could create profiles of their cars including pictures and write-ups, view the work of others, talk to the other users and ...more

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Cinnabon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Cinnabon Restaurant, Bakery Cinnabon is a chain of American baked goods stores and kiosks, normally found in areas with high pedestrian traffic such as malls and airports. The company's signature item is a large cinnamon ...more

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Corbis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Corbis Corbis Corporation is a company based in Seattle, Washington that licenses the rights to photographs, footage and other visual media. It has a collection of more than 100 million images and ...more

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Costco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Costco Retail, All Other General Merchandise Stores, Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores Costco Wholesale Corporation is an American membership-only warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise. As of 2014, it is the second largest retailer in the United States and ...more

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Cozi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Cozi Software, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal Cozi is a free mobile app and website that helps families stay organized. Its features allow multiple family members to manage appointments and schedules with one account, as well as organize ...more

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Dick's Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Dick's Drive-In Restaurant, Fast food Dick's Drive-In, or simply Dick's, is a fast-food restaurant chain in the Seattle, Washington area.

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DotNetNuke Corporation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
DotNetNuke Corporation Open-source software DotNetNuke Corporation is a privately held corporation with head offices in Seattle, Washington. DotNetNuke Corporation is the official Project Owner and Maintainer of the DotNetNuke® Web ...more

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Eddie Bauer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Eddie Bauer Clothing, Retail, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc. is an American holding company that operates the Eddie Bauer clothing store chain, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, United States. EBH was formed after Eddie ...more

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Escape Factory is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Escape Factory

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Expeditors International is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Expeditors International Logistics, Arrangement of Transportation of Freight and Cargo Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. is a global logistics and freight forwarding company headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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Faves.com is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Faves.com Faves was a social bookmarking and networking software that installs a single browser button for users to "fave" a webpage, making a link to the page part of their Faves profile. Until ...more

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GameHouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
GameHouse Video game, Video game industry GameHouse is a casual game developer, publisher, digital video game distributor, and portal, based in Seattle, Washington, United States GameHouse distributes casual games for PC and Mac ...more

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Groundspeak is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Groundspeak Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal

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Immunex is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Immunex Biopharmacy

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Indieflix is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Indieflix Film distribution Indieflix, Inc is an independent film distribution and online streaming agency based in Seattle, WA. The company provides an online streaming media service that gives consumers access to ...more

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EMC Isilon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
EMC Isilon Computer data storage, Computer Storage Device Manufacturing Isilon® Systems is the worldwide leader in clustered storage systems and software for digital content, enabling enterprises to transform data into information - and information into ...more

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Johnson Braund Design Group is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Johnson Braund Design Group Architectural Services Johnson Braund, Inc. is an architecture and design firm with based out of Seattle, Washington. Firm acts as prototype designer for a number of Marriott International chains, including Residence ...more

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Jott Networks, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Jott Networks, Inc. Jott was a voice-to-text transcription service which allowed its users to call a toll-free telephone number and speak for up to 30 seconds. The speech is then transcribed to text using a ...more

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Judy's Book, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Judy's Book, Inc. Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal Judy's Book is a social search tool and online yellow pages used by millions of registered users across the United States to find the best deals, discounts and coupons and to locate local ...more

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King Broadcasting Company is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
King Broadcasting Company Broadcasting King Broadcasting Company is a Seattle, Washington media conglomerate and a subsidiary of the Gannett Company founded by Dorothy Bullitt. It began with one AM radio station and later an FM radio ...more

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Lamonts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Lamonts Retail Lamonts was a chain of department stores founded in Seattle, Washington. The chain was started in 1970 when Pay 'n Save renamed its suburban branches of Rhodes, a department store chain the ...more

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MarketOutsider.com is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
MarketOutsider.com Finance, Text mining MarketOutsider.com is a software company that creates text mining software and solutions. MarketOutsider.com was founded in 2008 and is based in Seattle, Washington. By processing internet news, ...more

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MediaPops is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
MediaPops MediaPops is an online service that makes it easy to discover and keep on top of your personal media from Music (Online, CD) Movies (In Theatres and DVD), Books, Concerts, and Video ...more

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Payless Car Rental is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Payless Car Rental Car rental Payless Car Rental, Inc. is a car rental company headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida. While mainly a franchise system, the company owns and operates several corporate locations. Payless Car ...more

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PhotoDisc is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
PhotoDisc Photography PhotoDisc, Inc. based in Seattle, was a publisher of digital stock photography free of royalties. It was founded in 1991 by Tom Hughes, Mark Callaghan and Mark Torrance, who later became the ...more

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Picnik is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Picnik Software, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal Picnik is an online photo editing service with many image manipulation features similar to the popular image editing software from Adobe, Photoshop. Currently it can import photos natively from ...more

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PlayNetwork is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
PlayNetwork Music PlayNetwork, Inc. is a provider of in-store entertainment for retail, restaurant, and hospitality environments. PlayNetwork is backed by private investors Chartwell Capital, PlayNetwork ...more

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POP design+technology is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
POP design+technology Online Media

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PopCap Games is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
PopCap Games Video game, Video game industry PopCap Games is an American video game developer and publisher, based in Seattle, Washington, United States, and it is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts. It was founded in 2000 by John Vechey, ...more

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Puget Sound Energy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Puget Sound Energy Electric Services, Energy, Utility Puget Sound Energy is a Washington state energy utility providing electrical power and natural gas primarily in the Puget Sound region of the northwest United States. The utility serves ...more

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RealNetworks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
RealNetworks Software development, Software, Computer RealNetworks, Inc. is a provider of Internet streaming media delivery software and services based in Seattle, Washington, United States. The company is the creator of RealAudio, a compressed ...more

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Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Red Robin Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places Red Robin Gourmet Burgers or simply Red Robin is a chain of casual dining restaurants founded in 1969 in Seattle, Washington, and now headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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QFC is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
QFC Supermarket, Retail Quality Food Centers is a supermarket chain based in Bellevue, Washington, with 64 stores in the Puget Sound region of Washington state and in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area.

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Rogue Wave Software is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Rogue Wave Software Software Rogue Wave Software provides cross-platform software development tools and embedded components for parallel, data-intensive, or other HPC applications. The company was founded in 1989 in ...more

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Safeco is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Safeco Fire, Marine, and Casualty Insurance Safeco Insurance, a member of Liberty Mutual Group, is a national U.S. insurance company. It holds naming rights to the Seattle Mariners' baseball stadium, Safeco Field.

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Snowblind Studios is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Snowblind Studios Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry Snowblind Studios was a video game developer located in Kirkland, Washington. They were founded in 1997, specializing in RPGs. In 2009, Snowblind Studios was acquired by Time Warner, through its ...more

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Speakeasy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Speakeasy Telecommunications, Voice over IP, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal Speakeasy, Inc. is a broadband internet service provider and Voice over IP carrier based in Seattle, Washington, United States. They are known for their liberal usage policies for home users ...more

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Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants Starbucks Corporation, doing business as Starbucks Coffee, is an American global coffee company and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company ...more

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Surreal Software is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Surreal Software Interactive entertainment, Video game industry Surreal Software was a video game developer based in Kirkland, Washington, USA, and a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the ...more

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Taco del Mar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
Taco del Mar Restaurant Taco del Mar is a Seattle, Washington-based Fresh Mex fast casual restaurant chain that specializes in Mission burritos. Since opening in Seattle on June 8, 1992 by brothers James and John ...more

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TeachStreet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in Seattle
TeachStreet TeachStreet is a dynamic online community that brings motivated learners and talented teachers together. On one hand, this is a place where people who love to learn can find classes that are ...more