Apple, Inc.

Apple, Inc.

Apple, Inc.

Date Founded



One Apple Park Way,Cupertino, CA 95014-2083

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Computer Hardware
Electrical Products
Retail: Other
Appliances & Electronics
Equipment & Office Supplies
Computer Software

Company Description

Apple, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of mobile communication, media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes both North and South America. The Europe segment consists of European countries, as well as India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Greater China segment comprises of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and Asian countries not included in the reportable operating segments of the company. The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak on April 1, 1976 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Chief Design Officer

Vice President & Dean, Apple University

Senior Director of Corporate Accounting

Vice President & Managing Director of Greater China

Senior Vice President Worldwide Marketing

Senior Vice President Hardware Technologies

Board of Directors

Founder at Calico LLC

Former Vice President at Office of the Vice President Under Bill Clinton

Chief Executive Officer at Apple, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at The Walt Disney Company

President & Chief Executive Officer at Grameen America, Inc.

Chair, Governance at Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

Dow Chemical Company

Co-Founder at BlackRock, Inc.

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The Vanguard Group is an American investment management company based in Malvern, Pennsylvania, that manages approximately $3.4 trillion[1] in assets. It is the largest provider of mutual funds and now the second-largest provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the world after BlackRock, with about $451 billion in ETF assets under management, as of March 2015.[3] It offers mutual funds and other financial products and services to retail and institutional investors in the United States and abroad. Founder and former chairman John C. Bogle is credited with the creation of the first index fund available to individual investors,[4] the popularization of index funds generally,[5] and driving costs down across the mutual fund industry.

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SSgA Funds Management (SSgA FM) uses quantitative methods, as well as an industry-specific bottom-up investment approach to select stocks. The firm's mutual funds and institutional portfolios follow the same management style. They offer a broad range of strategies including: Active, Enhanced, and Passive Equity; Active & Passive Debt; Cash Management; Multi-Asset Class Solutions; Real Estate (including Direct Real Estate); Senior Loans; Managed Futures; and Private Equity. cash and real estate. ^The firm's Active, Enhanced & Passive are designed to outperform relative to benchmarks while maintaining appropriate risk exposure. Active equity strategies include enhanced equity and active quantitative strategies. The strategies cover market-cap and style segments of the market including: large-cap core, large-cap growth, large-cap value, mid-cap, small-cap, small-cap value, all-cap, and long-short equity. They also manage long-short and long-short market neutral strategies.SSgA FM's Active & Passive Debt strategies seek to meet clients’ objectives by controlling risk, while diversifying sources of excess return. The firm offers a range of investment styles from passive to active, short to long duration, tax-exempt, sovereign to high yield, and single country to global. The strategies typically use a stratified sampling methodology to build portfolios with the same characteristics as the index using quantitative and fundamental methods.^SSgA FM's cash strategies seek to generate current income while preserving capital and liquidity by investing in diversified portfolios of short-term securities.SSgA FM's Multi-Asset Class strategies employ an asset allocation model as means of diversification and seeks to position assets among major investment categories. The goal is to manage risk and enhance returns.SSgA FM is an advisor to funds that employ both passive and actively managed REITs investing strategies. They also offer direct real estate investment strategies.SSgA FM is an advisor to a fund that employs senior loan investing strategies. An unaffiliated sub-advisor directs the investments of the fund. SSgA FM's Managed Futures strategy allocates assets using two approaches: a managed futures strategy and a fixed income strategy. The managed futures strategy seeks to capture returns tied to global macroeconomic trends in the commodity futures markets, taking both long and short positions. The fixed income strategy is designed to generate interest income and capital appreciation to add diversification to the returns generated by the managed futures strategy.SSgA FM's Private Equity strategies focus on rigorous partner selection, thorough evaluation of quality investment opportunities, and fundamental, research-driven research. The strategies make direct or co-investments across sectors, as well as fund investments.

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Berkshire Hathaway employs the value investing principles of Benjamin Graham. Their investment approach focuses on buying shares of companies as a long-term investment. The firm seeks to invest in businesses that are easy to understand and have high ROE, exceptional management teams and limited debt. Rather than a diversified stock portfolio, Berkshire Hathaway invests in a small number of trusted investments that are overweighted in order to leverage the expected returns. The firm owns stock in a diverse group of over 50 public and private companies in wide range of industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing, retail, energy and finance. Investments are typically financed using the float from Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.'s insurance operations. Securities are sold when the firm no longer feels comfortable with the fundamentals of a company.

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Apple, Inc. purchases Next Issue Media LLC from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP

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Apple, Inc. purchases Doe Pics Hit, Inc. from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, First Round Capital, Amplify Management LLC, Bloomberg Beta Management LLC

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Apple, Inc. purchases Shazam Entertainment Ltd. from Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, Arts Alliance Ltd., DN Capital Ltd., Acacia Capital Partners Ltd., Azini Capital Partners LLP, Buran Venture Capital

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Advisors & Consultants

Co-Chair, Appellate & Constitutional Law Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Senior Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank

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Co-Chair, National Intellectual Property Practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Clients, Inc. provides enterprise cloud computing applications. It provides a comprehensive customer and collaboration relationship management service to businesses of all sizes and industries and also provides a technology platform for customers and developers to build and run applications. The company has designed and developed its applications to be easy-to-use and intuitive solutions that can be deployed rapidly, customized easily and integrated with other software applications. offers its services on a subscription basis, primarily through its direct sales efforts and indirectly through partners. The company operates in one segment. It was founded by Marc Benioff, Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez in February 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

AT&T, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of telecommunications and digital entertainment services. It operates through the following business segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility, and International. The Business Solutions segment provides advanced IP-based services including Virtual Private Networks (VPN); Ethernet-related products; FlexWare, a service that relies on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to provide application-based routing, and broadband, collectively referred to as strategic services, as well as traditional data and voice products. We utilize our wireless and wired networks to provide a complete communications solution to our business customers. The Entertainment Group segment offers video, internet, voice communication, and interactive and targeted advertising services to customers located in the United States. The Consumer Mobility segment provides nationwide wireless service to consumers, and wholesale and resale subscribers located in the United States. The International segment provides entertainment services in Latin America and wireless services in Mexico. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

BCE, Inc. engages in the provision of communication services to consumer, residential, business, and government customers. It operates through the following segments: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. The Bell Wireless segment provides integrated digital wireless voice and data communications products and services to residential and business customers. The Bell Wireline segment offers data, including Internet access and Internet protocol television, local telephone, long distance, as well as other communications services and products to residential, small and medium-sized business, and large enterprise customers. The Bell Media segment includes television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. The company was founded on February 25, 1970 and is headquartered in Verdun, Canada.

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Didi Chuxing Technology Co., Ltd. engages in the development and operation of online transportation platform. The firm’s products include DiDi taxi, DiDi express, DiDi premier, DiDi hitch, DiDi designated driving, DiDi bus, DiDi car rental, DiDi enterprise solutions, and DiDi minibus. The company was founded by Wei Cheng, Bo Zhang and Rui Wu in February, 2015 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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Venrock helps entrepreneurs build some of the world's most disruptive, successful companies. They partner with entrepreneurs who have grand ambitions and help’s them in almost every dimension of building their company: hiring, strategy, financing, scaling, introductions and managing a great exit. The firm targets to invest in companies operating in the fields of technology & health care sectors and provides financing for early stage capital requirements.

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Sequoia Capital focuses on investments in the energy, financial services, healthcare, Internet, mobile and technology sectors. Within the energy sector, the firm seeks to partner with start-ups focused on the alternative energy, conventional energy, energy efficiency, energy storage and energy services markets. Sequoia Capital teams with financial services start-ups that specialize in banking, brokerage, payment and enabling technologies. The firm works with healthcare start-ups that enable diagnostic services, healthcare IT, patient services, pharmaceuticals, product development services and enabling technologies. Within the Internet sector, Sequoia partners with start-ups that develop advertising, communications, ecommerce, gaming, media, search, social networking and enabling technologies. The firm interests within the mobile industry include start-ups that program applications, communications, devices, gaming, monetization and enabling technologies. Sequoia Capital seeks to invest in technology start-ups that engineer carrier infrastructure, data, enterprise infrastructure, open source, SaaS, security, semiconductors, services and storage.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Computer Software | Santa Clara, CA

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. engages in the provision of semiconductor businesses. It operates through the Computing and Graphics; and Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segments. The Computing and Graphics segment includes desktop and notebook processors and chipsets, and discrete and integrated graphics processing units. The Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segment comprises of server and embedded processors, semi-custom systems-on-chips products, development services, technology for game consoles and licensing portions of its intellectual property portfolio. The company was founded by W. J. Sanders III on May 1, 1969 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. Appliances & Electronics | Wilmington, DE

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. engages in the design, development, and manufacture of proprietary semiconductor products. Its product portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers, modulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters, synthesizers, power dividers and combiners, power management devices, receivers, switches, and technical ceramics. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Woburn, MA.

Cirrus Logic, Inc. Electrical Products | Austin, TX

Cirrus Logic, Inc. develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for a range of customers. It builds an analog and signal-processing patent portfolio. The company delivers optimized products for a variety of audio, industrial and energy-related applications. Its product lines include portable audio products and non-portable audio and other products. The company was founded by Suhas S. Patil and Michael L. Hackworth in 1984 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Alphabet, Inc. Computer Software - Mountain View, California

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Apps, Cloud, Android, Chrome, Google Play as well as hardware products, such as Chromecast, Chromebooks and Nexus. The Other Bets segment includes businesses such as Access or Google Fiber, Calico, Nest, Verily, GV, Google Capital, X, and other initiatives. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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