This London firm’s software allows its legal, banking and corporate customers to share information securely via the cloud. HighQ was started in 2001 by chief executive Ajay Patel, 45, and in 2016 Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and One Peak Partners invested $50m (£35m) to fund further expansion. It has offices in the US, Europe and Australia, and an R&D operation in India, helping international sales reach £6.5m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank25
CompanyHighQ
ActivityCloud software developer
LocationCentral London
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa99.53%
International sales £000s6,479
Total sales £000s14,398
Staff268
Founded2001
Websitewww.highq.com

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