Although Boston lacks the major tech visibility of Silicon Valley it still has many major tech companies headquartered here. Boston is arguably the second largest tech hub behind Silicon Valley, competing with Seattle and New York City for second place. As for the largest tech companies in Boston, here are 12 major tech companies ranked by market cap, with the exception of Acquia who will likely be going public in the coming years.
Acquia is the largest Drupal hosting company in the world and services most of the major drupal websites as their hosting provider. They have a robust cloud hosting platform that powers some of the largest websites in the world.
Care.com is one of the newest Boston tech companies to recently go public. As the largest connector of parents and caregivers, Care.com connects millions of parents with professionals that can take care of their children. They offer child care, senior care, pet care, home services, and more.
Market Cap: 192 million
Brightcove is the leading online video platform used by major brands such as Intuit, Staples, and Honda for their video marketing. As a public company BrightCove is seen as a leading technology provider in the marketing and video space.
Market Cap: 195 million
9. Constant Contact
Constant Contact has been synonymous with email marketing for over a decade now, but is evolving into a more complete marketing suite for small and medium size companies. With a strong email marketing platform and a growing array of products that help businesses market themselves online, Constant Contact is poised to be one of the strongest tech companies in Boston for years to come.
Market Cap: 838 million
Irobot is a leader in robotics technology. As one of the strongest technology presences in Boston, Irobot boasts an incredible team of engineers that is always pushing the envelope when it comes to technology.
Market Cap: 913 million
Hubspot is one of the newest Boston technology companies to go public just less than a year ago in October. With a raising stock price, Hubspot is poised to be a leader in marketing automation and inbound marketing technology for years to come.
Market Cap: 1.72 billion
LogMeIn is a major SaaS technology company that has a great array of products and services that can help small, medium, and enterprise size companies connect their devices. They even have a great new cloud storage product, Cubby, that we use instead of Box or Dropbox because of its competitive pricing.
Market Cap: 1.78 billion
Demandware is one of the leading enterprise eCommerce companies in the world powering major retail brands like, New Balance, Adidas, Burton, Puma, Godiva, and more. With a powerful cloud eCommerce solution that scales on a global level, many of the worlds leading brands choose Demandware to power their eCommerce stores.
Market Cap: 2.66 billion
Wayfair is one of the largest eCommerce websites in the US and the world selling a large collection of home goods. With well over a billion in online sales per year, Wayfair continues to be a leader in eCommerce, especially in the home and furniture market.
Market Cap: 3.16 billion
Tripadvisor is a massive leader in the online travel booking space. With a huge collection of online reviews associated with many different travel destinations and a great booking experience, Tripadvisor is clearly leading the way when it comes to travel. Although second to booking.com in online bookings, Tripadvisor is still a major force in the travel industry that is constantly innovating in the space.
Market Cap: 11.59 billion
Akamai powers many of the leading websites in the world such as AirBNB, Elance, IBM, and more. As one of the largest CDN and web performance providers in the world, Akamai is a go to for many large web properties. Based in Boston, it is one of the strongest and most influential tech companies in the area.
Market Cap: 12.79 billion
EMC is a leader in big data, cloud, and many other technology offerings. With a massive global presence, EMC services some of the largest technology companies in the world. EMC boasts a massive market cap of over 50 billion dollars making it one of the largest companies in the world by public opinion and stock value.
Market Cap: 50.57 billion