October 17, 2017 1:58 PM ET

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Company Overview of Hightail, Inc.

Company Overview

Hightail, Inc. operates an online platform for creative collaboration. It enables creative professionals to share their video, design, artwork, photography, and presentation files. The company’s platform offers previews, comments, assign to-dos, and visual versioning. It serves agencies, creative departments, marketing departments, and businesses worldwide. The company was formerly known as YouSendIt, Inc. and changed its name to Hightail, Inc. in July 2013. Hightail, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in Campbell, California.

1919 South Bascom Avenue

Suite 650

Campbell, CA 95008

United States

Founded in 2004





Key Executives for Hightail, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President Business Development & Corporate Development and General Manager of Partners
Chief Product Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Hightail, Inc. Key Developments

Hightail Expands Creative Collaboration Solution with Visual Project Management

Hightail extended its innovative Spaces feature, delivering a new set of visual project management capabilities that include task assignment, approvals, versioning, and project dashboards. Built specifically for visual projects and creative teams – marketing departments, design teams, ad agencies, video production studios, web design firms, – these new features unify the entire creative process, from the first shared asset, through the iterative collaboration process to final approval, streamlining team communication and improving efficiency. With this set of new visual project management features, Hightail offers a comprehensive system for marketing and creative teams, supporting them at every turn as they navigate through the creative collaboration process. These new features let creative teams: Control permissions; Manage approvals; Assign and manage tasks; Drill into project analytics; Keep track of new versions; View project Dashboard. addition to these visual project management capabilities, there are several other new features in Hightail’s latest release, including: The ability to upload files directly from Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive; a new audio commenting feature that enables contextual, time-stamped commenting on audio files in addition to video and image files.

Hightail Brings Creative Collaboration to iPhone and Android

Hightail unveiled new mobile apps for iPhones and Android smartphones that puts Hightail’s new Spaces™ feature into the palms of creative professionals on the go for easy review, feedback, and collaboration on visual files. Built for Web designers, ad agencies, filmmakers, marketers or any creative team, these new mobile apps simplify creative projects from start to completion by unifying the feedback and review process – which is usually an endless cycle of emails, attachments, cloud links, and IM messages – into a single, organized place. Evolving the cloud beyond simple file storage and sharing, these new bapps for iPhone and Android are a seamless extension of Hightail’s creative collaboration platform on desktop, providing rich, contextual feedback on any creative project, and allowing teammates or clients to comment directly on pictures, graphical assets, streaming videos, and more. On mobile devices, users can leave feedback on a picture, image, or any other visual files with a simple tap. When the user taps, a portion of the image will be highlighted, and that highlight can be resized or moved via multi-touch gestures so that comments can be made about specific visual elements. In addition to uploading files directly from Hightail or from their device’s photo library, users can connect to 3rd-party services for easy uploading of files into a Space. To import files from their email, users simply forward an email to untangle@hightail.com and a Space containing the email’s attachments will be created automatically. Users can also connect their Dropbox account to Spaces and choose which files or attachments they want to import from an easy-to-use file picker. Staying true to Hightail’s roots, Spaces users can also send files of any size to recipients. Once files are uploaded to a Space, users can share them with their team and start to collect feedback. Feedback is collected directly inline, and collaborators can easily highlight a specific area of a picture or video using a simple “click and drag”. Once the commenter leaves feedback, the other project collaborators get a linked notification via email that, when clicked, takes them directly to the highlighted portion of the file or, in the case of video, directly to the timestamp. The new Spaces mobile apps are available for download from November 19, 2015.

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