San Diego's top tech companies

A Smart City according to National Geographic, San Diego has many advantages. From its close collaboration to its sister city, Tijuana, to its burgeoning tech scene helped by the revitalization of DTSD, the city has a lot to offer to entrepreneurs, founders and established companies.

For this blog post, we've compiled a list of tech companies that call San Diego home. Enjoy!

San Diego tech map

 List of top companies in San Diego

  • Abacus Data Systems
  • Mitchell International
  • Sweet Labs
  • Intuit
  • ESET
  • DivX
  • Semantic Research
  • MindTouch
  • TouchCommerce
  • EveryoneCounts
  • Zeeto
  • Spark Compass™
  • Classy
  • GoPro
  • Underground Elephant
  • Qualcomm
  • ResMed
  • Solar Turbines
  • General Atomics
  • ViaSat
  • Cubic Corporation
  • ThermoFisher Scientific
  • American Specialty Health
  • Daybreak Entertainment
  • Teradata
  • Taylor Guitars
  • DJO Global
  • Carefusion
  • RioSEO
  • Petco
  • Illumina
  • Nuvasive
  • GOVx
  • Advanced Networks
  • Bridgepoint Education


San Diego’s software development ecosystem is unique, with employment and investment dispersed throughout many product verticals and innovation sectors.

According to the San Diego EDC, software development in San Diego has over $12B in economic impact and currently generates over 40,000 software related jobs – from defense to genomics and health companies.


With a combined population of more than 6.5 million, 27,000 sq. mile footprint, major international airports (including the first binational airport), the mega-region offers multiple opportunities for technology companies to scale their R&D south of the border.

There are some companies that have leveraged the extreme proximity between cities. A clear example is ThermoFisher Scientific, a San Diego based multinational company that has established its own software operation in Tijuana.