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TOP 20 STARTUPS
OF ALL TIME
METHODOLOGY
SOURCES
Top Line Revenue 2013
Market Cap
Developed search-engine that allows average earthling with internet access to tap into the accumulated knowledge of all humanity.
Market Cap
1
APPLE
Originally became famous for inventing user-friendly graphical interface that made personal computers viable for the average consumer--they've branched out a lot since then.
AAPL
Steve Wozniak Steve Jobs
39%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>45%
Garage Cred?
Yes.
Established 1976
2
GOOGLE
GOOG
founders
Top Line Revenue 2012
Established 1998
founders
growth curve
by the numbers
by the numbers
Garage Cred?
Yes.
Sergey Brin Larry Page
growth curve
21%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>22%
$489.76B
$159.97B
$362.93B
$49.96B
RANKED BY MARKET CAPITALIZATION/VALUATION
1 Apple $489.76B 2 Google $362.93B 3 Microsoft $302.32B 4 Amazon $180.9B 5 Facebook $135.03B 6 Tencent $112.09B 7 Ebay $68.78B 8 Baidu $59.6B 9 Hewlett-Packard $52.87B 10 Yahoo $40.7B 11 Twitter $31.35B 12 LinkedIn $26.13B 13 Netflix $21B 14 Palantir $9B 15 Groupon $7.53B 16 Craigslist $5B 17 Dropbox $5B 18 Zynga $3.34B 19 Square $3.25B 20 Rovio NA
Brought the power of personal computing to enterprise businesses. During the 90's Microsoft products became a standard issue office equipment at most desk jobs.
Top Line Revenue 2013
Market Cap
Market Cap
Bill Gates
7%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>13%
Garage Cred?
Yes.
Established 1975
4
founders
Top Line Revenue 2013
Established 1994
founders
growth curve
by the numbers
by the numbers
Garage Cred?
Yes.
Jeff Bezos
growth curve
29%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >> (20%)
$302.32B
$73.75B
$180.09B
$61.09B
MSFT
3
AMZN
AMAZON
MICROSOFT
In the process of making most brick and mortar retail stores obsolete.
Connected 1B+ people on a common social interface. Ushered in the age of Social Media.
Market Cap
"The Chinese Facebook"--also known for massive multiplayer online games, and many other products.
Market Cap
Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes & Eduardo Saverin
116%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>126%
Established 2004
6
founders
Top Line Revenue 2012
Established 1998
founders
growth curve
by the numbers
by the numbers
Ma Huateng Zhang Zhidong
growth curve
29%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>NA
$135.03B
$5.09B
$112.09B
$7.46B
FB
5
TENCENT
FACEBOOK
Top Line Revenue 2012
Evolutionary predecessor to Google, still controls a slice of the search market.
Market Cap
The Chinese Google. Brought the power of search to the world's most populous evolving market.
Market Cap
Jerry Yang David Filo
(8%)<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>102%
Established 1994
8
founders
Top Line Revenue 2012
Established 2000
founders
growth curve
by the numbers
by the numbers
Robin Li
growth curve
67%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>85%
$40.7B
$4.99B
$59.6B
$3.58B
YHOO
7
BIDU
BAIDU
YAHOO
Top Line Revenue 2012
The globalization of garage-sales--evolutionary homologue to Amazon.
Top Line Revenue 2012
Market Cap
The symbolic founders of Silicon Valley--starting producing computer hardware and software in a garage in Palo Alto during the Great Depression.
Market Cap
Pierre Omidyar
13%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>17%
Established 1995
10
founders
Top Line Revenue 2013
Established 1939
founders
growth curve
by the numbers
by the numbers
Bill Hewlett Dave Packard
growth curve
(2%)<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>(3%)
$67.78B
$14.03B
$52.87B
$119.93B
EBAY
9
HPQ
HEWLETT-PACKARD
EBAY
Garage Cred?
Yes.
Apple $155.97B Hewlett-Packard $119.93B Microsoft $73.75B Amazon $61.09B Google $49.96B Ebay $14.03B Facebook $5.09B Tencent $7.46B Yahoo $4.99B Netflix $3.61B Baidu $3.58B LinkedIn $972M Square $500M Palantir Technologies $450M Twitter $316M Groupon $233M Rovio $207M Dropbox $200M Craigslist $166M Zynga $128M
*2012 or 2013, according to the most recently reported year, varying by company
RANKED BY SALES/TOP-LINE REVENUE*
RANKED BY NET INCOME/BOTTOM-LINE REVENUE*
*2012 or 2013. Only public companies are included here--not all companies included in our list report their bottom line revenue.
1. Apple $37.04B 2. Microsoft $21.86B 3. Google $10.79B 4. Hewlett-Packard$5.11B 5. Yahoo $3.95B 6. Ebay $2.61B 7. Baidu $1.742B 8. Facebook $32M 9. LinkedIn $21M 10. Netflix $17M
Amazon ($39M) Twitter ($79.4M) Groupon ($67.38M) Zynga ($209.45M)
RANKED BY NEGATIVE NET INCOME/BOTTOM-LINE REVENUE*
*2012 or 2013. Only public companies are included here--not all companies included in our list report their bottom line revenue.
Market Cap
Social Media conversation compressed into 144 character soundbytes--the Social equivalent of Haiku.
Market Cap
Reid Hoffman
89%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>139%
Established 2003
12
founders
Top Line Revenue 2012
Established 2006
founders
growth curve
by the numbers
by the numbers
Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone & Noah Glass
growth curve
237%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>(26%)
$26.13B
$972.31M
$31.35B
$315.93M
LNKD
11
TWTR
TWITTER
LINKEDIN
Social Media for business-networking purposes.
Top Line Revenue 2013
Introduced cloud-storage & file-sharing to the average consumer.
Top Line Revenue 2012
Market Valuation
Biggest & most successful of the daily-deal sites--also somewhat of an Icarus character in the pantheon of startup mythos.
Market Cap
Drew Houston
97%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>NA
Established 2007
14
founders
Top Line Revenue 2013
Established 2008
founders
growth curve
by the numbers
by the numbers
Andrew Mason
growth curve
837%<<Top Line Avg. Net Profits. >>NA
$5B
$200M
$7.53B
$2.33B
13
GRPN
GROUPON
DROPBOX
Top Line Revenue 2012
Market Valuation
Big data crunching technology,"working to radically change how groups analyze information." (For "groups" RE: Government & Finance Sectors)
Market Valuation
Craig Newmark
50%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>NA
Established 1995
16
founders
Top Line Revenue 2013
Established 2004
founders
growth curve
by the numbers
by the numbers
Alex Karp
growth curve
111%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>NA
$2B
$166M
$9B
$450M
15
PALANTIR
CRAIGSLIST
Made newspaper classifieds--an industry that peaked out at $19.6B in 2000--pretty much obsolete.
SQUARE
Revolutionized the way we consume video content--in the process of overwhelming & replacing the cinema & television with some help from Hulu.
Market Cap
R.I.P. physical currency (AKA 'Cash Money')
Market Valuation
Reed Hastings
28%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>6%
Established 1997
18
founders
Top Line Revenue 2013
Established 2009
founders
growth curve
by the numbers
by the numbers
Jim McKelvey Jack Dorsey
growth curve
88%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>NA
$21B
$3.61B
$3.25B
$500M
NFLX
17
NETFLIX
Top Line Revenue 2012
ZYNGA
Social games--brought a new meaning to the word "viral"
Market Cap
Best known for "Angry Birds." Redefined how we play games (on our phones).
Market Cap
Mark Pincus
92%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>(59%)
Established 2007
20
founders
Top Line Revenue 2012
Established 2003
founders
growth curve
by the numbers
by the numbers
Niklas Hed Jarno Väkeväinen Kim Dikert
growth curve
490%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>NA
$3.34B
$1.28B
NA*
$207M
ZNGA
19
ROVIO
Top Line Revenue 2012
* No reliable estimates available
Apple
Google
Microsoft
Amazon
Facebook
5-Year Growth Average
Sales Revenue
Gross Income
Net Profit
Baidu
Hewlett-Packard
LinkedIn
EBAY
Yahoo!
Twitter
Groupon
Netflix
Zynga