US Tech Company Brand Values Skyrocket
Among the 15 leading technology brands in the world, most of them are either American or Chinese – none are European. If we extend this list to the 50 most important technological brands, only four of them would be located in the European Union.
The US accounts for most of the list of 50 global technology companies.
An interesting fact, the market capitalization of the 4 companies that lead the global technology sector – Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook – currently accounts for $2.10 trillion), a figure close to GDP Of all France.
It is important for any economic bloc to have quality infrastructures and financial markets developed to finance the process of investing in new business projects at the lowest cost possible in both resources and time.
Of the 73 companies that exceed the 100 billion dollars in the world, 44 companies are American.
What’s special about the US?
The United States is an economic territory that has ensured the proliferation of the business environment since birth. Venture capital currently channels around $50 billion dollars to start-up technology companies.
This financing represents a level of investment that has not been observed since the bursting of the technology bubble at the beginning of the 21st century. Mainly, the type of companies to which these amounts of investment are directed are biotechnology companies and software.
There are clear examples showing the success of the results of the funding processes. For example, Uber received in its first round of funding a little more than 1 billion dollars, and today Uber has a value of more than $62,000 billion (though Uber is certainly not without its troubles).
In addition to having a focus of capital attraction in places such as Silicon Valley and San Francisco – which are 50% of venture capital funds – US startups are not subject to as many regulations that may hinder their growth.
California is the only place in the Western world that does not enforce non-compete clauses, and in there is a labor flexibility that allows start-up companies to hire and fire at will.
Since the Clinton administration, the first stones have already been laid to carry out a regulation favorable to Internet companies. For example, legislation in which it did not hold the company responsible for the comments of users. Without lax laws, it would have been very difficult to create multinationals like Facebook that today have a valuation of close to $500 billion.
The corporate bankruptcy regime is quite efficient in the United States and there is a greater general acceptance of corporate failures (the founders are not seen morally as losers).
So yes, we may potentially be in another bubble because there is simply too much money chasing startups and the market is frothy. But to date, we’ve seen some spectacular successes and there’s no sign of growth slowing down. USA! USA!