Mountain View, California, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is home to some of the biggest and most recognized tech, software, and IT companies in the world. The most obvious one is the search engine monopoly Google. Google's massive campus in Mountain View includes more than a dozen buildings and over 7,000 employees but they are not the only game in town. In this post we'll cover the largest tech employers in Mountain View as well as up-and-coming startups that call Mountain View home.
In our dataset of over 11,000 companies we've identified 170 that are headquartered in Mountain View. There definitely are other companies with corporate offices in Mountain View like Gen Digital (formerly known as NortonLifeLock and formerly before that known as Symantec) but this post is only going to showcase companies that have their actual corporate headquarters in the city of Mountain View. To search for tech companies and startups in other cities (map included! 🗺️) you can use our free company search feature. We're also not going to showcase any companies that have been acquired, like Tynker. With those caveats in mind let's get started..
Largest companies headquartered in Mountain View
The largest company in Mountain View is unsurprisingly Google, founded way back in 1998. It has around 100,000 employees globally. They build a search engine, email services, cloud hosting, maps, advertising and analytics services and generally have their fingers in a lot of pies of the American economy.
Next largest is Intuit, founded by two gentlemen back in 1983. Today the company has about 13,000 employees globally and builds financial and tax preparation software for individuals, small businesses, and accountants.
There are two online education behemoths headquartered in Mountain View too. Udacity, founded in 2011, has about 4,000 employees. Coursera, founded in 2012, has about 1,000 employees. Both offer massive open online courses (MOOCs for those old enough to remember the hype) in fields such as artificial intelligence, data science, programming, business and the arts.
Elastic is another large tech company headquartered in Mountain View. They build products for developers and enterprise companies. Specifically they offer open source search, logging, and analytics products, including Elasticsearch and Kibana. They were founded in 2012 and have over 2,000 employees.
SentinelOne, founded in 2013, has about 1,000 employees. They build cybersecurity products and say that "the future of cybersecurity is autonomous". The company looks to be at the intersection of web security and AI.
Quora was founded in 2009 by early CTO of Facebook Adam D'Angelo who still acts as the company's CEO. It has over 200 employees so is considerably smaller than some of the above companies. For those not in the know Quora is a question-and-answer website where users can ask and answer questions on a wide range of topics.
Lacework, was founded more recently in 2015 and has over 200 employees. They also offer cloud security solutions though seem to be more in the security compliance space. From their website it seems they're very into "cloud security".
These are some of the biggest companies in Mountain View. Below is the full list of companies we have in the Employbl database based on number of employees.
Full list of largest tech companies headquartered in Mountain View
Here's the full list of major tech companies that call Mountain View, CA home to their corporate headquarters. We built this list based on our estimated number of employees each company has. These are the largest tech employers in the city of Mountain View, CA.
|Company Name||HQ City||Year Founded||Latest Round||Total Investment Amount||Company Description|
|Mountain View||1998||Series A||$26,100,000||Do the right thing|
|Intuit||Mountain View||1983||Post Ipo Equity||$18,851,000||We exist to help all businesses & freelancers succeed|
|Udacity||Mountain View||2011||Debt Financing||$235,000,000||Advance your career with online courses in programming, data science, artificial intelligence, digital marketing, and more. Built with industry leaders.|
|Coursera||Mountain View||2012||Series Unknown||$458,900,000||Choose your #CourseToSuccess! Learn online and earn valuable credentials from top universities like Yale, Michigan, Stanford|
|Elastic||Mountain View||2012||Series D||$162,000,000||We're the creators of the Elastic (ELK) Stack -- Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash.|
|SentinelOne||Mountain View||2013||Series F||$696,520,000||ONE autonomous platform to prevent, detect, respond, and hunt. Do more, save time, secure your enterprise.|
|Quora||Mountain View||2009||Series D||$226,000,000||Sharing and growing the world's knowledge.|
|Lacework||Mountain View||2015||Series D||$1,899,000,064||Lacework delivers threat/anomaly detection and compliance across multicloud environments, workloads, containers and K8s.|
|HackerRank||Mountain View||2012||Series D||$102,900,000||Join over 7 million developers. Practice coding, prepare for interviews, and get hired.|
|Bloomreach||Mountain View||2009||Series F||$422,000,000||BloomReach provides digital marketing and content management solutions. The Company analyzes consumer interactions and semantically interprets content. BloomReach serves retail, financial, educational, entertainment, media, government, and health care industries worldwide.|
|Redis Labs||Mountain View||2011||Secondary Market||$356,800,000||Redis Ltd. (originally Redis Labs) is a private computer software company headquartered in Mountain View, California. Redis is the sponsor of the open-source in-memory NoSQL database of the same name and the provider of Redis Enterprise software, cloud services, and tools for global companies.|
|Workato||Mountain View||2013||Series E||$415,000,000||A single platform to integrate anything and automate everything.|
|H2O.ai||Mountain View||2012||Series E||$251,100,000||Democratizing AI|
|Addepar||Mountain View||2009||Series F||$491,362,336||Addepar is the first performance reporting platform that easily handles all of your assets, connecting your financial goals and objectives with real world actionable insights.|
|23andMe||Mountain View||2006||Post Ipo Equity||$1,118,573,568||Discover what 125+ personalized reports have to say about your ancestry, health, traits and more.|
|CleverTap||Mountain View||2013||Series D||$181,600,000||Empowering Marketers to Create Powerful Mobile Engagement Strategies.|
|Moveworks||Mountain View||2016||Series C||$305,000,000||Advanced AI Built for the Enterprise|
|Health IQ||Mountain View||2014||Series D||$136,500,000||Hi.Q, Inc., doing business as Health IQ, operates as an insurance company. The Company offer life and health insurance solutions. Health IQ serves customers in the State of California.|
|Menlo Security||Mountain View||2013||Series E||$250,816,896||Menlo Security provides 100 percent protection from web- and email- based cyberattacks through Internet isolation.|
|Aerospike||Mountain View||2009||Series D||$62,000,000||Aerospike is the company behind the Aerospike open source NoSQL distributed database which has a horizontally scalable high-speed lightweight data layer. Citrusleaf, a Mountain View, California based company which rebranded to Aerospike in August 2012, launched the database in 2011. The company purpose-built the database for developers to deploy real-time big data applications.|
|DNAnexus||Mountain View||2009||Series H||$472,550,016||DNAnexus, a cloud-based genome informatics & data management platform, is accelerating genomic medicine by making it easier to work with genomic data|
|BigPanda||Mountain View||2012||Series E||$337,000,000||BigPanda is a private software company headquartered in Mountain View, California. It develops artificial intelligence software that detects and analyzes problems in IT systems. As of 2019, BigPanda has raised $120 million in venture capital funding.|
|Eargo||Mountain View||2010||Post Ipo Debt||$342,176,928||Hear life to the fullest. Our vision is to change the way the world thinks about hearing loss.|
|Lark Health||Mountain View||2011||Series D||$195,700,000||Lark Health is the leading digital provider of chronic disease management and prevention solutions.|
|InDriver||Mountain View||2013||Series C||$237,000,000||inDriver International Inc provides Internet based transportation support services. The Company offers passenger transportation, freight management, hauling, and other related services. inDriver International serves customers worldwide.|
|VArmour||Mountain View||2011||Series Unknown||$185,000,000||Complete visibility for every app, user, and environment. Control risk, increase app resiliency, and achieve compliance.|
|Aeva||Mountain View||2017||Post Ipo Equity||$384,844,992||Aeva develops a new sensing & perception paradigm for autonomous machines. Aeva's technology brings together the best of vision, depth & motion sensors into a single product with superior performance. Compared to today's best in class, it provides greater range & resolution across weather conditions and a new dimension to precisely measure velocity of every pixel in the scene.|
|Wisk||Mountain View||2019||Corporate Round||$450,000,000||At Wisk, we’re on a mission to leave traffic on the ground and make sustainable flight a reality for everyday life.|
|Groq||Mountain View||2016||Series C||$362,550,560||Machine Learning with Push-button Performance|
|Loon||Mountain View||2018||Undisclosed||$125,000,000||Loon LLC provides connectivity solutions. The Company offers Internet access through stratospheric balloons to rural and remote areas.|
|LogDNA||Mountain View||2015||Series D||$108,420,000||Modern log management solution that empowers DevOps teams to develop and debug their applications with ease|
|PlanetScale||Mountain View||2018||Series C||$105,000,000||PlanetScale, Inc. designs and develops software products. The Company offers database sharding solutions.|
|Drishti||Mountain View||2017||Series B||$37,225,000||Drishti extends human potential in an increasingly automated world. Learn more at Drishti.com.|
|Yellowbrick Data||Mountain View||2014||Series C||$248,000,000||Yellowbrick believes that all organizations should be data-driven. Their hybrid-cloud data warehouse is powerful, simple to manage, built to support modern analytics, and designed to access and manage data in even the most complex hybrid environments, at scale and economically, enabling businesses to analyze and use data in real-time.|
|Codefresh||Mountain View||2014||Series C||$43,000,000||Codefresh Inc. designs and develops enterprise software. The Company tests and deploys docker and container lifecycle management platform.|
|Twin||Mountain View||2018||Series C||$198,500,000||Twin is the pioneer of precision health platform, used by doctors to safely reverse diabetes and chronic diseases. The Twin platform uses Artificial Intelligence and Internet-of-Things technologies to holistically and precisely measure and repair the damaged metabolism, which is the root cause of diabetes and chronic diseases. Doctors use Twin to safely reverse diabetes by normalizing sugar, stopping medicines, and revitalizing patients with health and happiness.|
|Datavisor||Mountain View||2013||Series C||$54,500,000||Predict novel, evolving attacks with Unsupervised Machine Learning.|
|AliveCor Inc.||Mountain View||2010||Series E||$154,284,896||AliveCor is saving lives & transforming cardiology.|
|At-Bay||Mountain View||2016||Series Unknown||$295,745,696||Businesses of every size, in every industry, are increasingly dependent on technology. For all of the benefits innovation brings, the digitization of the economy also creates risk at a magnitude never previously imagined. This new risk is complex, and it's constantly evolving. The old way of managing risk doesn’t cut it in the digital age. They designed At-Bay from the ground up to help businesses meet digital risk head-on. By combining world-class technology with industry-leading insurance expertise, At-Bay offers clarity and confidence to businesses in the digital age.|
|Hiretual||Mountain View||2015||Series B||$45,500,000||Source Talent 10x Faster Find, Engage, and Pipeline the Right Candidates with AI|
|Fortanix||Mountain View||2016||Debt Financing||$45,250,000||Fortanix is a Data-First Multicloud Security Company.|
These are some of the biggest Mountain View based companies and as you can tell by looking at the latest round column a bunch of them are public, raising money post IPO. Google raised a "Series A" round and then IPO'd in 2004. The rest of these companies have raised later stage capital in the Series B, Series C or later stages.
Next up let's look at some earlier stage companies that haven't gone public and are at the Series A investment stage or earlier.
Early stage startups based in Mountain View, CA
There are lots of good (and bad) reasons to work for early stage startups. Paul Graham has some notes in his blog post early about how to think about early stage startup opportunities. How to decide if working at a startup is right for you is out of scope for this article, but we can help you find startups that are based in Mountain View, the heart of Silicon Valley.
Here are a few hot startups that have raised a bunch of money from top tier Venture Capital firms:
Luminous Computing, founded in 2018, raised a $105 million Series A from investors including Bill Gates. They're a startup that specializes in providing scalable and high-performance computing solutions for businesses. They say that they're building "the most powerful, scalable AI supercomputer on Earth".
Voltron Data is a data analytics startup that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to help businesses make better decisions based on their data. They raised $88 million this year from investors like Lightspeed Venture Partners and GV. They were founded in 2019 and currently have 14 job openings listed on Employbl.
Inworld AI, founded just after the pandemic in 2020 is a startup that focuses on developing immersive realities and Metaverse experiences. They're backed by Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund and, you guessed it, Meta.
Signal Technology Foundation, founded in 2019, is working to develop "open source privacy technology that protects free expression and enables secure global communication". It operates on $50,000 from it's co-founder Brian Acton.
Relyance AI, founded in 2018, is a startup that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help businesses manage user privacy and data governance. It's backed by Menlo Ventures and Unusual Ventures, among others. It's one of the few companies on this list that has a woman co-founder.
Full list of startups in Mountain View
Below is the full list of Seed, Pre Seed, Angel and Series A startups that are headquartered in Mountain View. If you're interested in exploring all the data in the Employbl company database head over to the companies page and filter for early stage startups.
|HQ City||Year Founded||Latest Round||Total Investment Amount||Company Description|
|Luminous Computing||Mountain View||2018||Series A||$115,000,000||Build Miracles|
|Voltron Data||Mountain View||2021||Seed||$110,000,000||Voltron Data develops high-performance data access and in-memory computing tools to improve the existing data analytics ecosystem. The company focuses on making the data science ecosystem more efficient with modular and composable analytics building blocks.|
|Inworld AI||Mountain View||2021||Series A||$69,700,000||Inworld AI is an AI developer platform for immersive realities/metaverse spaces. Its platform creates AI-powered virtual characters to populate immersive realities including the metaverse, VR/AR, games, and virtual worlds.|
|Signal Technology Foundation||Mountain View||2018||Angel||$50,000,000||Signal Technology Foundation's mission is "to develop open-source privacy technology that protects free expression and enables secure global communication."|
|Relyance AI||Mountain View||2020||Seed||$30,000,000||Manage privacy, data governance, and compliance operations seamlessly, all on a single, intuitive platform.|
|Isovalent||Mountain View||2017||Series A||$29,000,000||We deliver the most advanced Kubernetes networking & security capabilities to the most demanding of enterprise users.|
|StarTree||Mountain View||2018||Series A||$28,000,000||StarTree is a startup building a platform-as-service version of the Apache Pinot analytics platform.|
|Bigstream||Mountain View||2015||Series A||$24,624,998||Bigstream Solutions provides hyper-acceleration software that delivers orders of magnitude performance gains for big data platforms using hardware and software accelerators.|
|Vareto||Mountain View||2020||Series A||$24,200,000||Vareto is a next-generation finance platform that powers company planning, reporting, and operational decision-making.|
|Mitra Chem||Mountain View||2021||Series A||$20,000,000||Mitra Chem is the lithium-ion battery materials manufacturing company.|
|Aromyx Corporation||Mountain View||2014||Series A||$18,808,000||Quantifying Taste and Smell|
|Harmony||Mountain View||2018||Seed||$18,000,000||Harmony is a fast and secure blockchain. To scale trust for billions of people and create a radically fair economy.|
|Seaplane IO||Mountain View||2020||Series A||$17,000,000||Seaplane delivers the Planet as a Service. Your serverless containerized apps deployed globally, without the DevOps pain|
|kea||Mountain View||2018||Series A||$17,000,000||Cashier in the Cloud ☁️|
|Astro Digital||Mountain View||2014||Series A||$16,650,000||Space. Delivered.|
|Pactum||Mountain View||2019||Series A||$15,150,000||Pactum.com increases the value of vendor or employee contracts by negotiating win- win agreements on a massive scale. The AI system uses best practice strategies and tactics to negotiate agreements in a chat like interface.|
|Run The World||Mountain View||2019||Series A||$14,800,000||We power online events that create meaningful relationships.|
|1build||Mountain View||2019||Series A||$14,650,000||Cost estimation on autopilot.|
|hummingbot.io||Mountain View||2017||Series A||$14,218,300||Our mission is to build an open, decentralized asset management industry.|
|Neo.tax||Mountain View||2019||Series A||$13,000,000||Neo.Tax is building the easiest and most accurate tax filing and automation software. Their first product simplifies the complex process of applying for the R&D tax credit, putting up to $250,000 back into each company's pocket that is working on qualifying research and development activities.|
|Prodigal||Mountain View||2018||Series A||$12,120,000||Delivering enterprise AI products for debt collection that maximize recovery revenue and enhance productivity.|
|Nonda||Mountain View||2014||Series A||$10,000,000||nonda is a smart hardware startup based in Silicon Valley. We're on a mission to provide app-enabled devices to improve the lives of people everywhere starting with car drivers around the world.|
|Acryl Data||Mountain View||2020||Seed||$9,000,000||Acryl Data is to empower data teams with extreme productivity, using trusted, compliant data through a next generation metadata platform.|
|Dasera||Mountain View||2019||Seed||$9,000,000||Dasera helps build trust between consumers & companies by enabling safe internal use of sensitive consumer data in the cloud. Our unique solution can find, flag and rewrite unsafe queries in data warehouses.|
|Visionular||Mountain View||2018||Series A||$8,900,000||Visionular is a next-generation video encoding and image processing technology software company. We build solutions that harness the power of AI and ML using advanced codec technologies so that your video app or streaming service can delight more users.|
|Replay.io||Mountain View||2020||Seed||$8,800,000||Replay is a browser that records all of the context you need to fix bugs faster.|
|CrowdAI||Mountain View||2016||Series A||$8,370,000||CrowdAI Inc provides software solutions. The Company offers image annotation solutions which are used to identify features in satellite imagery and to track moving obstacles for self-driving cars and automated drones. CrowdAI serves customers in the States of California.|
|FastForward.ai||Mountain View||2016||Seed||$8,000,000||FastForward.ai is a social media engagement and commerce platform company that enables enterprises to reach, engage, and enable 1-click digital commerce and payments for their customers.|
|Ursa Computing||Mountain View||2018||Seed||$4,900,000||Ursa Computing to create enterprise products and services to empower data teams and accelerate ce, machine learning, and AI work.|
|Lifo||Mountain View||2020||Seed||$4,450,000||Lifo builds commerce platform to empower social media creators|
|InOrbit||Mountain View||2017||Seed||$3,337,000||Robot Operations at global scale.|
|Tromzo||Mountain View||2021||Seed||$3,100,000||Developer-first AppSec management platform that eliminates friction between developers and security so you can scale your application security program.|
|Agent.ai||Mountain View||2015||Seed||$2,700,000||Agent.ai provides artificial intelligence-enhanced customer service software that helps businesses connect in real-time with their customers wherever they are, whenever they’d like and in the communication channels they prefer.|
|GuruHotel||Mountain View||2019||Seed||$2,490,000||The e-commerce platform for hotels, turn visitors into guests.|
|Docucharm||Mountain View||2018||Seed||$1,973,000||Docucharm turns documents into structured data a computer can understand to accurately automate document processing workflows and to take away the need for human data entry.|
|Sybill||Mountain View||2020||Pre Seed||$1,600,000||We are building the superhuman AI engine to solve the next big problem in video conferencing: How to understand and engage better with humans in remote video calls. Put simply, Sybill helps you read minds. The engine acts as the speaker’s extra set of eyes and ears on video calls to provide real-time insights around attendees' level of agreement and engagement throughout a meeting.|
|Iomete||Mountain View||2020||Seed||$1,500,000||The easy, low-cost Snowflake / Databricks alternative|
|API Tracker||Mountain View||2019||Seed||$150,000||API Tracker is a software company that specializes in tracking and managing APIs. It monitors all API integrations, increases reliability, and features a simple deployment model. The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.|
|Safely Finance||Mountain View||2019||Pre Seed||$150,000||Safely Finance is on a mission to help millions of Americans generate wealth with good financial decision-making.|
|Viya||Mountain View||2019||Seed||$150,000||Fully furnished rentals for young professional in LATAM|
|Figments||Mountain View||2019||Seed||$150,000||Figments is the next version of the WWE for esports.|
|Listle||Mountain View||2019||Seed||$150,000||Listle allows people to listen to audio articles on the Internet. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California and founded in 2019.|
|Hypotenuse||Mountain View||2020||Seed||$125,000||Automatically generate written content for e-commerce companies|
|SliceQ||Mountain View||2021||Pre Seed||$125,000||SliceQ is an automated phone ordering system for restaurants that enables the team to serve orders and ensures no missed orders.|
|Trident Bioscience||Mountain View||2020||Seed||$125,000||Trident Bioscience is a biotech company that stays abreast of the latest technological trends in leading protein structure.|
|Hellometer||Mountain View||2020||Seed||$125,000||Hellometer makes managing fast food restaurants easier through computer vision technology. Our service analyzes workplace camera feeds to generate operations insights and recommendations. Think of it like a consultant that learns your business and is on site 24/7.|
That's all for now! Head on over to the companies page or job search page to discover more opportunities in tech and in Silicon Valley or San Francisco.