Gee Whiz! Up and Coming Tech Companies

There are a number of tech companies from around the world that have become household names over recent years, such as Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and the like. However, all of these global giants started somewhere and at some point in the past they had never been heard of. These days, with the world moving into a digital age, there are a number of up and coming tech companies that we may not have really heard of as yet but which could end up having a huge global impact in the future, just as those named above have had.


Some people may have heard of Pinterest but many will never have used it or had anything to do with it.  In the world of social networking for both personal and business use, Pinterest will fit in well as an invite only social platform. Users are able to connect through various things that they find online, from recipes and articles to images and more. It was launched in 2010 but has recently started to see a sharp rise in users, with its popularity likely to keep on soaring.

Macquarie TelecomAlthough it was founded in 1992, Macquarie Telecom continues to grow and provide fresh and innovative services to businesses, including managed hosting and telecommunications. Macquarie has already managed to clock up many achievements but through its continued commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, is likely to enjoy on-going growth.

Wolfram Alpha

Based on a platform created by British scientist Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram Alpha was launched in 2009 and is an answer engine as opposed to a search engine. It works by answering queries directly through using structured data to get the answer rather than presenting reams of data that may or may not contain the answer. With the growing popularity of features such as Apple’s Siri and Google Voice, this sort of technology could be set to enjoy a massive boost.

Secure Key

Named as one of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch in the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards, Secure Key is likely to see growth as a result of businesses and consumers becoming far more security conscious in an increasingly digital age. While today’s technology is making life more convenient it can also create greater security risks for us. Secure Key is one of a number of tech security companies that is on a mission to reduce the risks for consumers and businesses through a variety of innovative solutions. It has already started providing authentication services for the Canadian government and is likely to go from strength to strength.


Its two co-founders, Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes, were ranked number 1 on BRW Australia’s Young Rich in 2012, and for good reason: Atlassian is a software developer whose products are creating stirs with companies like PayPal, Coca-Cola, BMW and Skype. The company has over 530 staff worldwide and over 20,000 customers – how’s that for a promising company?

[author ]Kate Slimm is a technician for a public cloud provider with an interest in growing companies such as Macquarie Telecom (MAQ).[/author]

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