Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, helping customers adapt and thrive in a changing world. Workday applications for financial management, human resources, planning, spend management, and analytics are built with artificial intelligence and machine learning at the core to help organizations around the world embrace the future of work. Workday is used by more than 10,000 organizations around the world and across industries – from medium-sized businesses to more than 50% of the Fortune 500.
Mastercard provides payment processing products and solutions, and related consulting services. It serves consumers and businesses in the United States and internationally. The company offers credit, debit, prepaid, personal, commercial, chip, and contactless cards; loyalty and reward solutions; and cardholder benefits and services. It also provides payment processing solutions; and payment security and fraud management solutions to monitor, detect, and fight fraud through the transaction lifecycle. In addition, it offers payment-focused consulting, information, and outsourcing services to financial institutions and merchants; and franchising activities. MasterCard was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York with offices in Singapore, Australia, China, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela.
Visa is an American multinational financial services company that facilitates electronic payment systems throughout the world. The company operates the world’s largest retail electronic payments network through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa also provides electronic payment, risk management, and payment security solutions to online merchants; digital goods transactions services in online games, digital media, and social networks; and mobile financial services for mobile network operators and financial institutions in developing economies. Visa’s global payment brands include Visa, Visa Electron, PLUS, and Interlink. Together they provide payment options through credit, debit, prepaid, and commercial programs in 200 countries and territories. Visa's global network, VisaNet, delivers value-added processing services such as fraud and risk management, dispute resolution, rewards, and other business-enhancing applications. Visa was founded in 1958 and is based in San Francisco, California, United States.
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches the world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of making life multiplanetary. SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, which it first accomplished in December 2010. The company made history again in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, exchanged cargo payloads, and returned safely to Earth — a technically challenging feat previously accomplished only by governments. Since then Dragon has delivered cargo to and from the space station multiple times, providing regular cargo resupply missions for NASA.
Snowflake is a cloud data platform that provides a data warehouse-as-a-service designed for the cloud. The platform is built for the cloud, focusing on an instant, secure, governed access to an entire network of data, and is built to enable a variety of data workloads, including a single platform for developing modern data applications. It combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. The company was co-founded by Thierry Cruanes, Marcin Zukowski, Bob Muglia, and Benoit Dageville in 2012 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.
Duolingo is a language-learning education platform that offers 98 total courses across nearly 40 distinct languages. The platform enables anyone to learn languages for free, though they can also pay $7 each month for a premium service that removes ads, delivers offline access, and more. It also claims 30 million users are actively learning languages on its platform, and it has emerged as one of the most downloaded educational apps globally. Duolingo provides "Duolingo for Schools" with features designed to allow teachers to track their students. It uses many services in the Amazon Web Services suite of products, including Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, nearly 200 virtual instances in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). The company uses the freemium model; the app and the website are accessible without charge, although Duolingo also offers a premium service for a fee.
DoorDash provides restaurant food delivery services connecting customers with local businesses. The company is passionate about transforming local businesses and dedicated to enabling new ways of working, earning, and living. By building the last-mile delivery infrastructure for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. It connects customers with their favorite local and national restaurants in more than 600 cities. Andy Fang, Evan Moore, Stanley Tang, and Tony Xu launched the company as PaloAltoDelivery.com in 2013, which became DoorDash, Inc. in October 2014. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Discord operates as a voice, video, and text communication service to talk and hang out with friends and communities. It was originally created for people who loved to play games, but these passionate people realized it could be enjoyed for more purposes. Discord is now used by everyone from local hiking clubs, to art communities, to study groups. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.