HighQ (software)

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IndustryCollaboration platform
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Key people
Co-founder and CEO: Ajay Patel [1]
CFO: Amit Patel [2]
CSO: Stuart Barr[3]
CTO: Saviz Izadpanah[4]
ProductsHighQ Collaborate
HighQ Publisher
HighQ Dataroom

HighQ is a privately owned software as a service (SaaS) company providing cloud-based secure file sharing, team collaboration and social networking software for enterprise customers. It has customers in the legal, banking and corporate sectors as well as government and life sciences.[5] HighQ was founded in London in 2001 by university friends Ajay Patel and Veenay Shah.[5] The company has offices in the UK (London), Australia (Sydney), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Germany (Frankfurt), USA (New York) and an R&D operation in India (Ahmedabad).[6][7][8]

In January 2016, HighQ raised its first ever investment round of $50M from Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and One Peak Partners, to help accelerate the company's expansion into the US market.[9][10] This was one of top 10 biggest funding rounds in Europe for the first quarter of 2016.[11]

Industry recognition[edit]

HighQ was included as "One to Watch" in the 2013 Sunday Times Tech Track 100 league table and was ranked 74th in the 2014 Tech Track 100 league table[5][8] and ranked 32nd among UK’s top 100 SMEs in the Sunday Times Heathrow SME Export Track 100 2016.[12]

HighQ was ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2011 and 2013[13][14] and ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 UK 2013.[15]


HighQ's major clients include Barclays, Linklaters, Lex Mundi, Clifford Chance, Osborne Clarke, Clyde & Co and Allen & Overy.[8][16][17][18][19] HighQ's clients include 21 of the top 25 UK law firms, including all of the UK Magic Circle law firms, and 45% of the top 100 UK law firms.[6][8][20]


HighQ offers file sharing, extranet, collaboration, project management, virtual data room, enterprise social networking, knowledge sharing and publishing solutions.[21] It has three products which each cover different aspects of these use cases: HighQ Collaborate, HighQ Publisher and HighQ Dataroom.

The primary product, HighQ Collaborate, provides secure document exchange, enterprise social collaboration, client extranets and knowledge portals for organisations.[6] In summer 2013 HighQ released a new mobile-optimised version of Collaborate[22] which saw a redesign of its existing modules and added features including a responsive design, microblogging, private messaging, centralised notifications and enhanced people profiles.[23]

HighQ Publisher is an integrated digital marketing and publishing platform that supports various publishing formats and channels including publications, videos, events, microsites and email campaigns.[23]

HighQ Dataroom is a virtual data room product aimed primarily at law firms, banks and corporations to help users exchange transactional information with clients and partners outside of their company.[24]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CrunchBase profile: Ajay Patel". Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "CrunchBase profile: Amit Patel". Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  3. ^ (Press Release) HighQ Focuses on Evolving Technology Needs of Legal Industry, Speaks at ILTA August 18, 2014
  4. ^ "CrunchBase profile: Saviz Izadpanah". Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c Fast Track 100: 2013 Tech Track Ones to Watch, September 15, 2013
  6. ^ a b c Telegraph Business Club: HighQ Leading Provider of cloud-based enterprise software, July 20, 2012
  7. ^ (Press Release) HighQ Extends Europe Operations, Opens New Office in Germany, June 24, 2014
  8. ^ a b c d 2014 The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, September 8, 2014
  9. ^ HighQ eyes US market after raising first funding round, June 27, 2016
  10. ^ Top 10 Highest-Funded Startups in Europe So Far, April 18, 2016
  11. ^ The Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 league table 2016
  12. ^ Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2011 list, November 25, 2011
  13. ^ Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2013 list, November 29, 2013
  14. ^ Deloitte Technology UK Fast 50 2013 list, November 13, 2013
  15. ^ (Press Release) The Know List: HighQ Forum 23 April, April 30, 2013
  16. ^ (Press Release) Legal IT Insider: How Allen & Overy use HighQ for their extranet solutions, August 28, 2012
  17. ^ Law Technology News: HighQ Unveils Tool to Automate Due Diligence, September 20, 2013
  18. ^ (Press Release) HighQ's Enterprise Cloud Collaboration Platform Surges in Legal Sector, Drives U.S. Growth, June 24, 2014
  19. ^ SCC G-Cloud Computing: HighQ Collaborate Archived 2013-11-09 at Archive.today, December 12, 2012
  20. ^ CMS Wire: HighQ Collaborate 3 Platform Now Provides Due Diligence Tools, September 25, 2013
  21. ^ a b The Know List: HighQ Forum reveals ambitious product roadmap to facilitate better internal collaboration and legal project management, April 17, 2012
  22. ^ CMS Wire: HighQ Dataroom

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