This country is home to some beautiful landscapes, but Seattle may be the icing on the cake—or the whipped cream on the frappuccino, if you will. There aren’t too many places in the world where you can sit beachside while staring out at snowcapped mountains.
While the weather can often be cold and dreary, Seattle offers plenty sources of heat: its raucous football fans; its endless cups of hot coffee; and—most important in Owler’s mind—its booming businesses.
In the late 19th century, Seattle’s businesses were sustained by its natural resources—specifically, its trees and its gold reserves. A century later, this beautiful seaside city’s economy is built on vastly different means. The city is home to eight Fortune 500 companies, including the world’s largest software company, and its tech prowess may only be outmatched by Silicon Valley.
A quick scan of Seattle-based biz on Owler reveals over 17,415 individual companies! We’re so impressed with Seattle’s entrepreneurship that this year, we’re awarding 74 Seattle-based companies with our 2016 HOT In Seattle Award.
Let’s take a closer look at a few of our favorites.
Amazon needs no introduction, which is all the more reason it’s deserving of recognition. On Amazon, you can get virtually anything you need—and in the next several years, we may have to re-word that to read “literally”. Everything from groceries to books to electronics can be found on Amazon. But, while its name may imply you need to go on some vast safari to find what you’re looking for, Amazon makes it super-simple to find even the most obscure items.
Outreach is all about making business processes move faster. They help your team communicate, and they help reveal performance insights that help each salesperson perform better and close more deals—and this is all done from one super-simple software platform.
As the internet evolves, so too does SEO. Shouldn’t there be someone to “optimize” SEO? Moz thinks so. Their software helps you track rankings, fix crawl issues, research keywords, get on-page recommendations, and helps compare you against your competition, simplifying the SEO process.
See all HOT In Seattle award winners below: