The next big thing. These companies specialize in adaptation and innovation and many believe that they haven't reached their peak. They companies show great promise for growth in the future by striving to be the best in their industries and challenging the status quo.

 

Etsy (ETSY):

Etsy, Inc. engages in the management of an online marketplace. Its technology platform allows sellers to manage and scale their business. The firm offers handmade products such as shoes, clothing, bags, and accessories. It operates through the United States and International geographical segments. The company was founded by Haim Schoppik, Robert Kalin, Jared Tarbell, and Christopher Maguires in June 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. The full company name is Etsy, Inc.

Shopify Incorporated, also known as Shopify, is a Canadian multinational eCommerce company. It was founded in 2004 by Tobias Lutke, Daniel Weinand, and Scott Lake. The company is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. In 2015, Shopify went public and is now traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SHOP. 

Products and Services Provided by Shopify Shopify is a proprietary eCommerce platform that provides retail stores with the ability to carry out online sales. In addition to payment processing capabilities, Shopify also provides marketing services, shipping services, and customer engagement metrics that target both small businesses and large corporations that run an online store. Shopify provides its services to more than one million businesses in more than 175 countries.

Tesla (TSLA):

Tesla (TSLA), formerly known as Tesla Motors, Inc., is an auto manufacturer that specializes in electric vehicle production and clean energy. This auto manufacturer conducts research on battery energy storage, coordinating power from grids to homes and vehicles. The company was founded in 2003 as Tesla Motors by Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard, who specialized in electrical engineering. The company's name pays homage to Nikola Tesla, an inventor and electrical engineer. Some of the first employees hired included J. B. Straubel, Ian Wright, and Elon Musk, who went on to become partners. In 2017, Tesla Motors changed its name to Tesla, Inc. In 2010, Tesla Motors Inc. went public on the NASDAQ, allowing everyone to buy Tesla stock using the ticker symbol, TSLA. 

Products and Services Provided by Tesla (TSLA) Tesla (TSLA) provides a number of products and services. The company conducts research services in a number of areas including electric car batteries, automobile motors, autopilot services for motor vehicles, and safety glass construction. Tesla also provides a variety of electric vehicles including the Tesla Model S, the Tesla Model 3, the Tesla Model  X, and the Tesla Model Y. In 2020, Tesla unveiled its next line of vehicles, the Tesla Roadster. 

Zoom (ZM):

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. engages in the provision of video-first communications platform. It connects people through frictionless video, voice, chat and content sharing, and enable face-to-face video experiences for thousands of people in a single meeting across disparate devices and locations. It focuses on customer and employee happiness, a video-first cloud architecture, recognized market leadership, viral demand, an efficient go-to-market strategy, and robust customer support. The company was founded by Eric S. Yuan in 2011 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA. The full company name is Zoom Video Communications, Inc.

Nvidia (NVDA):

Nvidia (NVDA) is a technology company providing computer processing capability in a variety of arenas, including computer gaming, mobile computing, supercomputing, automotive computing and artificial intelligence. It got its start designing graphic processing units (GPUs), and it takes credit for having invented the GPU. A Start in Computer Gaming The company was founded in 1993 by Jensen Huang, Chris Malachowski and Curtis Priem. They brought in backgrounds in microprocessor design and graphic chip design. As they began to organize there as-yet unnamed company, they noted that they had used the letters “NV,” standing for "next version," in their file names, and they started casting around for a name the included those letters. The one they chose, Nvidia, derives from the Latin word “invidia,” which means “envy.”

Adobe, Inc. (ADBE): 

Adobe, Inc. engages in the provision of digital marketing and media solutions. It operates through the following segments: Digital Media, Digital Experience, and Publishing. The Digital Media segment offers creative cloud services, which allow members to download and install the latest versions of products, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Adobe InDesign, as well as utilize other tools, such as Adobe Acrobat. The Digital Experience segment provides solutions, including analytics, social marketing, targeting, media optimization, digital experience management, and cross-channel campaign management, as well as premium video delivery and monetization. The Publishing segment includes legacy products and services for eLearning solutions, technical document publishing, web application development, and high-end printing. 

The company was founded by Charles M. Geschke and John E. Warnock in December 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA. The full company name is Adobe, Inc.

Amazon (AMZN): 

Amazon.com, Inc (AMZN) is a multinational technology company that is known for its online shopping (e-commerce) capabilities, digital streaming services, and artificial intelligence. Amazon is headquartered in Seattle and is best-known for its disruption of traditional shopping methods using scaled technology development. Amazon was founded in 1994 in Bellevue, WA, by Jeff Bezos. At the time, the company was known as Cadabra, Inc. In 1995, the company changed its name to Amazon. Today, Amazon is an online marketplace that also provides numerous other services, including cloud computing, AI assistants, and online streaming. Amazon went public in 1997 with the ticker symbol AMZN. 

Brands and Services Produced by Amazon.com, Inc. While Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) was founded as a way to sell books, it quickly expanded to sell most other consumer products as well. Some of the key products produced by Amazon include the Amazon Echo smart home device, the Fire Tablet, the Fire TV device, the Fire Operating System, and the Kindle (a portable electronic book).

Salesforce (CRM): 

salesforce.com, inc. engages in the design and development of cloud-based enterprise software for customer relationship management. Its solutions include sales force automation, customer service and support, marketing automation, digital commerce, community management, collaboration, industry-specific solutions, and salesforce platform. The firm also provides guidance, support, training, and advisory services. The company was founded by Marc Russell Benioff, Parker Harris, David Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez in February 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The full company name is salesforce.com, inc.

Five Below (FIVE): 

Five Below, Inc. engages in the operation of shopping center. It operates through the following segments: Leisure, Fashion and Home, and Party and Snack. The Leisure segment include items such as sporting goods, games, toys, tech, books, electronic accessories, and arts and crafts. The Fashion and Home segment consists personal accessories, “attitude” t-shirts, beauty offerings, home goods, and storage options. The Party and Snack segment offers party and seasonal goods, greeting cards, candy, and other snack and beverages. The company was founded by David Schlessinger and Thomas G. Vellios in January 2002 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. The full company name is Five Below, Inc.

Sunnova Energy International, Inc. (NOVA): 

Sunnova Energy International, Inc. engages in providing solar and energy storage services. It also offers services to customers who purchased their solar energy system through unaffiliated third parties. The company was founded in January, 2013 and is headquartered in Houston, TX. The full company name is Sunnova Energy International, Inc.

DocuSign, Inc. (DOCU):  

DocuSign, Inc. provides cloud-based electronic signature solutions. Its cloud based electronic signature platform helps companies and individuals securely collect information, automate data workflows and sign anything. The firm automates manual, paper-based processes allowing users to manage all aspects of documented business transactions include identity management, authentication, digital signature, forms and data collection, collaboration, workflow automation and storage. DocuSign was founded by Thomas H. Gonser and Court Lorenzini in 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The full company name is DocuSign, Inc.