Companies and other businesses are an important part of the Person of Interest universe, and some have made multiple appearances. This directory is a collection of fictional company and brand names that exist in the Person of Interest universe.
Fictional companies are created by TV productions when using copyrighted brands or trademarks would lead to legal or trademark issues, or to avoid product placement. Production companies may use their own brands to add more authenticity to the show universe by creating brands with actual real-world counterparts. Fictional businesses, such as Virtanen Pharmaceuticals, can also act as story-telling demands, and become a useful tool when developing the narrative.
Website interfaces, advertisements, or company logos are often designed to resemble real-life equivalents as closely as possible. For example, the interface design used for Logan Pierce's social networking site friendczar.com as well as the company's background are reminiscent of Facebook and its development. "Atlantic Fidelity", a credit card institution that makes several appearances in the show uses a similar name and logo as the real-life investment firm "Fidelity Atlantic, Inc".
Some of the domains mentioned in the show are registered by Warner Bros.
In Person of Interest there are several companies that have been established as reliable in-universe brands:
Dating site created by Emily Morton designed to find the perfect match in love and business. The website appeared to be taken over by friendczar.com but in fact Logan Pierce wanted to work with Alchementary because he thought it was the better project.
Main article: Black Market Bazaar
A black market internet narcotics trafficking website which was created by Owen Matthews. The website was shut down by the FBI, but while active was considered the "eBay of narcotics."
A factory in Maple, NY which is run by Leslie Thompson. Samaritan uses the place to manufacture transponders and neural implants. The factory closed after Root and Reese uncovered the true nature of its business while looking for Shaw.
Offshore bank where usually dubious people keep large amounts of money. Charles Macavoy, suspected "Man in the Suit", had over $6 million in an account there. Kara Stanton accessed an account at Grand Cayman following her return from Ordos in “Matsya Nyaya”.
Main article: Decima Technologies
A private, independent intelligence firm based out of Shanghai which is not affiliated with the Chinese government. It is connected to a covert group in league with the Chinese to steal U.S. data. The company is currently in possession of Samaritan.
Sabrina and Daniel Drake's publishing company founded in 1993. The company is known for publishing controversial books. They have published over 8,000 books with 500 new titles every year as well as 300 e-books. Genres include fiction, non-fiction, young adult, mystery and business.
Safe manufacturer making high quality safes with more than 50 customers in New York City. Graham Wyler was forced to break into one of their safes in “The High Road”. In “Shadow Box”, Philip Chapple stores the pass code for his bank deposit box in an Everhold safe.
Main article: IFT
A software company founded by Nathan Ingram. It is described as "a world leader in computer technology". The company is involved in CPU architecture research. Finch used to work at IFT for 17 years until he quit in 2011. IFT also manufactured the servers which store the Machine. Characters refer to IFT in “Legacy”, “Wolf and Cub”, “Trojan Horse”, and “God Mode”.
A telecommunications company previously run by Caroline Mills. The company was involved in research about 5K, a next generation cellular communications standard, which was deemed unsafe in a consumer safety evaluation. The company tried to cover it up and had Mills murdered when she tried to call off the deal.
Main article: Rylatech
One of the nation's leading networking firms producing switches and routers and a major supplier to the U.S. Government. It went bankrupt after being involved in espionage which allowed Decima Technologies to steal data stored on Rylatech hardware which was used in government facilities. In “Deus Ex Machina”, Vigilance uses satellite technology made by Rylatech.
Vigilance uses Store-it-4Ever storage units to communicate with their members by leaving encrypted messages on the walls of a storage room. Those messages were written using paint that is only visible under UV light.
Pharmaceutical company run by Robert Keller and Mark Lawson who faked clinical trial reports for their new drug "Sylocet". When Dana Miller wanted to blow the whistle on them, they had her killed. Finch and Reese brought them to justice and Finch shorted Virtanen's stock to the tune of half a billion shares in the process. According to Adam Saunders, the only thing that would've kept the company from bankruptcy was Keller being acquitted. After he was convicted, it was indicated that Virtanen went bankrupt, aided by all of its remaining money going to Keller's legal defense.
Commercial airline where Holly works. Reese booked a flight with them from New York to Istanbul but the Machine intervened and booked him on a flight to Rome instead while assigning him a new number. In “QSO”, Root gives Fusco a manila envelope containing fake identities and flight tickets on Zephyr Airlines.
Several domain names, such as friendczar.com and fetchandretrieve.com are registered to Warner Bros.