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TOP 20 STARTUPS

OF ALL TIME

METHODOLOGY

Top Line Revenue 2013

Market Cap

Developed search-engine that allows average earthling with internet access to tap into the accumulated knowledge of all humanity.

Market Cap

1

APPLE

Originally became famous for inventing user-friendly graphical interface that made personal computers viable for the average consumer--they've branched out a lot since then.

AAPL

Steve Wozniak Steve Jobs

39%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>45%

Garage Cred?

Yes.

Established 1976

2

GOOGLE

GOOG

founders

Top Line Revenue 2012

Established 1998

founders

growth curve

by the numbers

by the numbers

Garage Cred?

Yes.

Sergey Brin Larry Page

growth curve

21%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>22%

$489.76B

$159.97B

$362.93B

$49.96B

RANKED BY MARKET CAPITALIZATION/VALUATION

1 Apple $489.76B 2 Google $362.93B 3 Microsoft $302.32B 4 Amazon $180.9B 5 Facebook $135.03B 6 Tencent $112.09B 7 Ebay $68.78B 8 Baidu $59.6B 9 Hewlett-Packard $52.87B 10 Yahoo $40.7B 11 Twitter $31.35B 12 LinkedIn $26.13B 13 Netflix $21B 14 Palantir $9B 15 Groupon $7.53B 16 Craigslist $5B 17 Dropbox $5B 18 Zynga $3.34B 19 Square $3.25B 20 Rovio NA

Top Line Revenue 2013

Market Cap

Market Cap

Bill Gates

7%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>13%

Garage Cred?

Yes.

Established 1975

4

founders

Top Line Revenue 2013

Established 1994

founders

growth curve

by the numbers

by the numbers

Garage Cred?

Yes.

Jeff Bezos

growth curve

29%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >> (20%)

$302.32B

$73.75B

$180.09B

$61.09B

MSFT

3

AMZN

AMAZON

MICROSOFT

In the process of making most brick and mortar retail stores obsolete.

Connected 1B+ people on a common social interface. Ushered in the age of Social Media.

Market Cap

"The Chinese Facebook"--also known for massive multiplayer online games, and many other products.

Market Cap

Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes & Eduardo Saverin

116%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>126%

Established 2004

6

founders

Top Line Revenue 2012

Established 1998

founders

growth curve

by the numbers

by the numbers

Ma Huateng Zhang Zhidong

growth curve

29%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>NA

$135.03B

$5.09B

$112.09B

$7.46B

FB

5

TENCENT

FACEBOOK

Top Line Revenue 2012

Evolutionary predecessor to Google, still controls a slice of the search market.

Market Cap

The Chinese Google. Brought the power of search to the world's most populous evolving market.

Market Cap

Jerry Yang David Filo

(8%)<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>102%

Established 1994

8

founders

Top Line Revenue 2012

Established 2000

founders

growth curve

by the numbers

by the numbers

Robin Li

growth curve

67%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>85%

$40.7B

$4.99B

$59.6B

$3.58B

YHOO

7

BIDU

BAIDU

YAHOO

Top Line Revenue 2012

The globalization of garage-sales--evolutionary homologue to Amazon.

Top Line Revenue 2012

Market Cap

The symbolic founders of Silicon Valley--starting producing computer hardware and software in a garage in Palo Alto during the Great Depression.

Market Cap

Pierre Omidyar

13%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>17%

Established 1995

10

founders

Top Line Revenue 2013

Established 1939

founders

growth curve

by the numbers

by the numbers

Bill Hewlett Dave Packard

growth curve

(2%)<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>(3%)

$67.78B

$14.03B

$52.87B

$119.93B

EBAY

9

HPQ

HEWLETT-PACKARD

EBAY

Garage Cred?

Yes.

Apple $155.97B Hewlett-Packard $119.93B Microsoft $73.75B Amazon $61.09B Google $49.96B Ebay $14.03B Facebook $5.09B Tencent $7.46B Yahoo $4.99B Netflix $3.61B Baidu $3.58B LinkedIn $972M Square $500M Palantir Technologies $450M Twitter $316M Groupon $233M Rovio $207M Dropbox $200M Craigslist $166M Zynga $128M

*2012 or 2013, according to the most recently reported year, varying by company

RANKED BY SALES/TOP-LINE REVENUE*

RANKED BY NET INCOME/BOTTOM-LINE REVENUE*

*2012 or 2013. Only public companies are included here--not all companies included in our list report their bottom line revenue.

1. Apple $37.04B 2. Microsoft $21.86B 3. Google $10.79B 4. Hewlett-Packard$5.11B 5. Yahoo $3.95B 6. Ebay $2.61B 7. Baidu $1.742B 8. Facebook $32M 9. LinkedIn $21M 10. Netflix $17M

Amazon ($39M) Twitter ($79.4M) Groupon ($67.38M) Zynga ($209.45M)

RANKED BY NEGATIVE NET INCOME/BOTTOM-LINE REVENUE*

*2012 or 2013. Only public companies are included here--not all companies included in our list report their bottom line revenue.

Market Cap

Social Media conversation compressed into 144 character soundbytes--the Social equivalent of Haiku.

Market Cap

Reid Hoffman

89%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>139%

Established 2003

12

founders

Top Line Revenue 2012

Established 2006

founders

growth curve

by the numbers

by the numbers

Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone & Noah Glass

growth curve

237%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>(26%)

$26.13B

$972.31M

$31.35B

$315.93M

LNKD

11

TWTR

TWITTER

LINKEDIN

Social Media for business-networking purposes.

Top Line Revenue 2013

Introduced cloud-storage & file-sharing to the average consumer.

Top Line Revenue 2012

Market Valuation

Biggest & most successful of the daily-deal sites--also somewhat of an Icarus character in the pantheon of startup mythos.

Market Cap

Drew Houston

97%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>NA

Established 2007

14

founders

Top Line Revenue 2013

Established 2008

founders

growth curve

by the numbers

by the numbers

Andrew Mason

growth curve

837%<<Top Line Avg. Net Profits. >>NA

$5B

$200M

$7.53B

$2.33B

13

GRPN

GROUPON

DROPBOX

Top Line Revenue 2012

Market Valuation

Big data crunching technology,"working to radically change how groups analyze information." (For "groups" RE: Government & Finance Sectors)

Market Valuation

Craig Newmark

50%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>NA

Established 1995

16

founders

Top Line Revenue 2013

Established 2004

founders

growth curve

by the numbers

by the numbers

Alex Karp

growth curve

111%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>NA

$2B

$166M

$9B

$450M

15

PALANTIR

CRAIGSLIST

Made newspaper classifieds--an industry that peaked out at $19.6B in 2000--pretty much obsolete.

SQUARE

Revolutionized the way we consume video content--in the process of overwhelming & replacing the cinema & television with some help from Hulu.

Market Cap

R.I.P. physical currency (AKA 'Cash Money')

Market Valuation

Reed Hastings

28%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>6%

Established 1997

18

founders

Top Line Revenue 2013

Established 2009

founders

growth curve

by the numbers

by the numbers

Jim McKelvey Jack Dorsey

growth curve

88%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>NA

$21B

$3.61B

$3.25B

$500M

NFLX

17

NETFLIX

Top Line Revenue 2012

ZYNGA

Social games--brought a new meaning to the word "viral"

Market Cap

Best known for "Angry Birds." Redefined how we play games (on our phones).

Market Cap

Mark Pincus

92%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg.>>(59%)

Established 2007

20

founders

Top Line Revenue 2012

Established 2003

founders

growth curve

by the numbers

by the numbers

Niklas Hed Jarno Väkeväinen Kim Dikert

growth curve

490%<<Top Line Avg. Bottom Line Avg. >>NA

$3.34B

$1.28B

NA*

$207M

ZNGA

19

ROVIO

Top Line Revenue 2012

* No reliable estimates available

Apple

Google

Microsoft

Amazon

Facebook

5-Year Growth Average

Sales Revenue

Gross Income

Net Profit

Baidu

Hewlett-Packard

LinkedIn

EBAY

Yahoo!

Twitter

Groupon

Netflix

Zynga