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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto in California has been the cradle for several prominent companies dominating the world of computers. From innovating hardware to developing cutting-edge software, these companies redefine the prospects of the Computer industry from time to time. This series of articles bring to light some of these companies that continue to transform the city of Palo Alto into a hub of technological innovation.

Operating out of Palo Alto, these companies range from established enterprises to ambitious start-ups, all united by their drive to innovate and lead in their respective fields. Besides, they share the common ground of influencing the Computer industry and its multifaceted domains – ranging from hardware to software, and IT infrastructure management to cloud security.

In this article, we cover a selection of these companies, elaborating on their industry, founders, operations, and more while linking to their website and social media platforms. Each company’s name has been hyperlinked to its website for ease of access.

Mill Computing, Inc.

Located in East Palo Alto, Mill Computing achieves performance comparable to that of dynamically scheduled hardware by using low power statically planned hardware. The company, founded by Art Kahlich and Ivan Godard, delivers processors and support software to its customers. It operates within the Computer, Hardware, and Information Technology industries. Connect with them on their website and Twitter.


A titan in the industry, HP, co-founded by Ash Ashutosh, Bill Hewlett and Satoshi Nakamoto, offers a broad spectrum of products, technologies, software, and services to consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, and even to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. HP is based in Palo Alto and has been enriching the Computer, Consumer Electronics, Hardware, IT Infrastructure, and Software industry since 1939. They can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Orbital Insight

Orbital Insight, a geospatial analytics company was established in 2013 in Palo Alto by David J. La Placa, James Crawford, and Jeff Stein. Their SaaS technology uses AI, computer vision, and data science to provide actionable business insights. Connect with them on their Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages.

Landing AI

Focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Landing AI, founded by AI pioneer Dr. Andrew Ng, enables customers to harness the power of AI. Additionally, they provide transformation programs and enablement tools. They also feature on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Operating since 2014, Mashgin deploys AI-based self-checkout systems that are used by tens of thousands of people every day. The company was founded by Abhinai Srivastava and Mukul Dhankhar and is based in Palo Alto. Connect with them on their Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages.


Anjuna, founded by Ayal Yogev and Yan Michalevsky, enhances cloud security. The company’s software enables businesses to run their most sensitive workloads securely in the public cloud. You can find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Luma AI

Luma AI, co-founded by Alberto Taiuti, Alex Yu, and Amit Jain, is on a mission to enable everyone to capture and experience the world in 3D. You can stay updated about their work via their Twitter and LinkedIn profiles.


Founded by Reza Zadeh in 2016, Matroid is a computer vision company that provides a studio to create, combine, and use computer vision detectors without having to resort to programming. Stay updated about their work via their Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn profiles.


Topsort is an auction engine for multi-brand retailers and online marketplaces founded by Francisco Larrain, Michael Ostrovsky, and Regina Ye. The Palo Alto-based start-up was established in 2021. Stay linked to them via their Twitter and LinkedIn profiles.

Invisible AI

Pioneered by Eric Danziger and Prateek Sachdeva, Invisible AI is a next-generation computer vision company offering a no-code, edge-based visual intelligence platform to improve manufacturing industries. Stay connected via theirTwitter and LinkedIn profiles.

8th Wall

8th Wall, founded by Erik Murphy-Chutorian, expands the reach of augmented reality content with its developer platform, offering immersive experiences that run on all smartphones. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay updated on their journey.

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