Founded in 2004, Hightail was working in the cloud before the term was even coined. At first the service (then called YouSendIt) was a simple way to send the large attachments that email couldn’t process, but has since grown to offer robust online file storage, sharing and management capabilities. Today, Hightail serves more than 45 million registered users across 193 countries, including professionals at 98 percent of the Fortune 500. Aside from offering professional users a simple sharing service, its renowned reliability, untouched data security and endless innovation makes Hightail the go-to solution for businesses, big and small.

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Parent CompanyOpen Text
HQCampbell, CA, US
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Hightail was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Campbell, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Hightail

Ranjith Kumaran

Ranjith Kumaran

CEO and Founder
Michael Trigg

Michael Trigg

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Hightail Office Locations

Hightail has offices in Campbell, San Francisco and New York
Campbell, CA, US (HQ)
1919 S Bascom Ave
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
535 Mission St, San Francisco
New York, NY, US
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Hightail Financials and Metrics

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$92.7 m


In total, Hightail had raised $92.7 m. Hightail is a subsidiary of Open Text

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Hightail News and Updates

Business Cloud Storage Consumption Market: Past, Present and Future Scenario by top key players Zoolz, OpenDrive, JustCloud, MozyPro, Egnyte, CrashPlan, Dropbox, Carbonite, Hightail, Box

Cloud storage is a service model in which data is maintained, managed, backed up remotely and made available to users over a network Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

OpenText acquires venture-backed Hightail

Waterloo, Ontario-based enterprise information management company OpenText Corp has acquired Hightail Inc, a Campbell, California-based cloud service for file sharing and creative collaboration. No financial terms were disclosed. OpenText said the deal reinforces its commitment to solutions that hel…

Consolidation in the cloud as OpenText buys Hightail and Carbonite grabs Mozy from Dell

 Back in the early 2000s before Dropbox was a gleam in Drew Houston’s eye, sharing large files was a huge challenge. Email services limited attachment size because bandwidth and storage were both expensive and FTP required a certain level of technical acumen. YouSendIt tried to resolve that problem …

OpenText acquires file-sharing service Hightail, formerly YouSendIt

File-sharing startup Hightail has been acquired by enterprise information management (EIM) company OpenText. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Campbell, California-based Hightail was founded in 2004 as YouSendIt, which served as a platform for sending large file attachments that were too big to …

Hightail Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Hightail founded?

    Hightail was founded in 2004.

  • Who are Hightail key executives?

    Hightail's key executives are Ranjith Kumaran and Michael Trigg.

  • How many employees does Hightail have?

    Hightail has 126 employees.

  • Who are Hightail competitors?

    Competitors of Hightail include Ctrls Datacenters, GoSite and CloudHealth Technologies.

  • Where is Hightail headquarters?

    Hightail headquarters is located at 1919 S Bascom Ave, Campbell.

  • Where are Hightail offices?

    Hightail has offices in Campbell, San Francisco and New York.

  • How many offices does Hightail have?

    Hightail has 3 offices.