The league of extraordinary companies

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BY : Diego GutiérrezNovember Tue, 2018

The league of extraordinary companies includes the ranking of the 5 technology companies that have been most present in our corporate finance sphere in recent times. We will identify the name of these companies, their position in the ranking and the activity they carry out. In this publication, Chinese and American companies stand out.

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The league of extraordinary companies includes the ranking of the 5 technology companies that are investing the most recently. We will identify the name of these companies, their position in the ranking and the activity they carry out. In this publication, Chinese and American companies stand out.

1.- Netflix: multimedia streaming entertainment platform

In first place we find Netflix. It was founded in 1997 by Mitch Lowe, Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Los Gatos, California, and is dedicated to developing an online platform that allows its users to watch programmes, series and films on various devices such as smart TVs, computers, mobiles, tablets, etc.

This platform allows users to access and watch more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including Netflix original series. Members can pause and resume viewing their content without commercial breaks or commitments.

Ant Financial: China's largest fintech company

The company Ant Financial is ranked in silver in the ranking. Founded by the Alibaba group, it allows individuals and businesses to make secure online payments.

Its platform, Alipay, is the world's largest online and mobile payment platform and its users are mainly buyers and sellers conducting e-commerce transactions. It is an accepted payment method for many websites in China and currently has a registered user base of 350 million.

Alipay payments are Ant Financial's core business, but the company is growing rapidly in areas ranging from asset management to lending.


3.- Xiaomi: smartphones, apps and other electronic products

In third place is another Chinese powerhouse, Xiaomi. Since its founding in Beyjing in 2010, Xiaomi has managed to position itself as one of the most important electronics and software companies in terms of mobile devices and technology. Although mobile phones are the main production of the business, they also develop applications for them.

Xiaomi is targeting the lower mid-market and has gained a loyal fan base by incorporating user feedback into the design of its latest Android games and skins. They also offer other products such as TV boxes, backpacks, phone screen protectors and headphones.

4.- Techstars: helping entrepreneurs to succeed

This is how the fourth-ranked technology company is defined. Techstars is an American seed accelerator, founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 2006. Through Techstars' global network of entrepreneurs, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders and corporate partners who will help their companies grow.

Techstars' portfolio of accelerators includes more than 1,000 companies with a market capitalisation of $8.1 billion.

5.- Tesla: electric mobility with cars

In last place we find the company Tesla. Founded in 2003 in Silicon Valley, California, this US company, led by Elon Musk, designs, manufactures and sells a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars.

Tesla Motors strives to create a revolution and accelerate the global transition to electric mobility with a full range of electric cars, transforming the way people drive and get around.

Tesla Motors aims to increase the number and variety of electric cars through three strategies. The first is to sell its own branded vehicle through its showrooms. Second, to sell high-quality proprietary electric components to other automakers. Finally, to serve as a "catalyst and positive example for other car manufacturers".

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