San Francisco is a city in the northernmost part of California and undoubtedly, a city full of profitable industries ranging from tourism, finance, and transportation. And the largest of them are tech companies. We give you the latest in tech news and local Bay Area news at the San Francisco Times.
Some of the most brilliant minds of the tech world have made the city of San Francisco their starting point in building their empire and it is the very same place where you’ll find aspiring prodigies and brilliant start-up companies, all the while being surrounded by established companies that help motivation to spike up.
Even though San Francisco may not have an immense area of land, there is something about the city by the bay that makes it stand out from the rest. In the past couple of centuries, the majority of the exports are being transported through ships and by the location of the city, it is very convenient for the community to build their businesses nearby and even up to this day. It is also known as the Golden Land of Opportunity where the most influential companies are changing lives, or just getting started, every single day. Taking shape in the streets of San Francisco is the new essential technology that the world will use in the future. Some of the most famous and successful ones that we now use today were actually rooted in the Golden Land of Opportunity, such as Uber, Airbnb, Twitter, Yelp and Levi Strauss & Co.
Uber, with over 82,000 employees and 23 offices around the globe, is the most prominent application where you can book rides, packages, and food delivery right on your front door. It has operations in over 900 cities around the globe and is a pioneer in the development of self-driving cars. Its first purpose is for car owners to match empty seats to customers for cost-saving transportation. As with any other successful company, Uber made development and widen its services. This ridesharing app now has over 23 million monthly downloads with an estimated annual revenue of $12.7 billion US dollars, it has changed the game in the world of future transportation.
Visa is an American Multinational Financial Services Corporation. With employees over 16,000, it has transformed how people made their payments. It provides fast and reliable transactions around the world and is capable of handling over 65,000 payments per second. People trust this service for their great assistance on financial matters.
Airbnb is a vacation rental online marketplace and has over 14,000 employees. They offer unique experiences for its customers from different eccentric locations. Compared to booking a hotel, Airbnb has more convenient options and the people have more freedom on how they would like their vacation resthouse is going to be. In more than 33,000 cities and 192 counties, they offer people a chance to create their own ideal setting such as living like a local and getting to know the location more. It has an estimated annual revenue of $4 Billion US dollars.
Twitter is one of the few famous social networking service application. The posts you made on this app are called “tweets”. It’s a place where people connect through the web and create new contacts. It’s used mostly for people who like to express their ideas and thoughts. They have over 5,000 employees with 30 offices worldwide. It has an estimated annual revenue of $3.3 billion US dollars and with monthly visitors at 4,171,118,332.
Yelp is a platform where people rate businesses and write reviews. It’s a place where people have the freedom to rank their preferred businesses and share their experiences with the local entrepreneurs. They have over 13,000 employees and annual revenue of $967.7 million US dollars.
Levi Strauss & Co. also known as Levi’s, is an American clothing company for its brand of denim jeans. It was founded by a German immigrant which made his way to the west coast in 1853. Now they have over 14,000 employees and is known for its great quality denim around the world. Today the company is a brand icon with an estimated annual revenue of $5.8 billion US dollars.
This list is just some of the top companies located in the bay area made by The San Francisco Times.