Spinoffs, partnerships, acquisitions and startups spawned from larger tech companies over the past three decades have created a dynamic and expanding universe of tech stars in Washington State. Business legends such as Microsoft, RealNetworks and Amazon along with the University of Washington have provided the foundation for a majority of the new tech companies that are making our lives easier, more connected and changing how we do business across all industry sectors.
At least 69 out-of-state companies including tech giants such as Google, Apple, IBM, Twitter and SpaceX have established engineering offices in Washington State. Access to a highly-skilled and entrepreneurial-minded workforce along with a culture of collaboration and innovation, and fueled by a lively venture capital market make Washington State a natural location for tech companies to flourish.
Read more and check out the Seattle Tech Universe graphic by KillerInfographics in Geekwire and The Seattle Times.