The technology industry has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years. Numerous Silicon Valley companies have contributed towards a multi-billion dollar industry. So which are the top tech brands to invest in for 2017?
Founded in 1976, Apple, which designs, develops and sells consumer electronics, tops the list of top tech brands to invest in for 2017. Worth $495 billion, the company is renowned for pioneering a range of sleek, seamless technological gadgets as well as for transforming the cellular industry with the introduction of the iPhone.
Microsoft, co-founded by Bill Gates in 1975 and fierce rival to Apple, is the world’s largest software maker by revenue. Worth $407 billion, the company continues to evolve by introducing new technology on a frequent basis.
The list of top Tech brands to invest in for 2017 would be incomplete without the inclusion of Facebook. Founded in 2004 by pioneer Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook now has a net worth of $350 billion. With millions of users worldwide, the company also recently purchased messaging app WhatsApp. The brand continues to expand across the world and is growing and innovating new trends. Facebook employees have lauded the company for its diversity, openness and perks, as well as its unique employee lifestyle, making it one of the most popular companies to work for.
The Google brand has established itself as a leader in the list of top tech brands to invest in for 2017 released by Brand Finance, a brand valuation and strategy consultancy. The results are based on analysis of marketing investment, the goodwill of customers, staff and other stakeholders and the impact on business performance.
The tech company is renowned for its data-driven decisions and culture, driven by smart people.
Amazon is an American brand founded on July 5, 1994. Originally an online bookstore, the company later diversified. It has now become the largest internet-based retailer in the world by total sales.