Highsoft is located in Vik i Sogn, Norway, a beautiful small town, surrounded by the splendor of mountains and fjords. Spending time enjoying outdoor activities in our spectacular natural environment has been an inspirational catalyst for many of our ideas and products. To find out more information about our hometown, Vik, please check out Torstein's personal website.

While the bulk of our growing team is located in Norway, the international nature of our business has lead us to recruit talent and forge partnerships across every continent.

Our best selling product, Highcharts, started out as Torstein’s humble quest for a simple charting tool for updating his homepage with snow depth measurements from Vikjafjellet, the local mountain where his family keeps a cabin. Frustrated with the common flash plug-ins, and other proprietary solutions at the time, he decided to build a standards-based solution of his own, and share it with the world. It turns out he was doing more than scratching his own itch.  Since its launch in 2009, Highcharts has remained the premier and fastest growing charting-tool in a competitive market.

The Team

 

Torstein Hønsi

Chief Product Officer and owner, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.

 

Grethe Hjetland

Chief Executive Officer, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.

 

Gert Vaartjes

Chief Technical Officer, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.

 

Hilde Instefjord

Chief Sales Officer, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.

 

Guro Myrkaskog

Global Sales Manager, located in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Anne Jorunn Fjærestad

Financial Manager, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.

 

Jon Arild Nygård

Core Developer located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.

 

Øystein Moseng

Core Developer, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.

 

Anita Nesse

Global Account Manager, located in Vik I Sogn, Norway.

 

Gjertrud Fretheim

Global Sales Manager, located in Vik I Sogn, Norway.

 

Katharina von Oltersdorff-Kalettka

Global Account Manager, located in Vik I Sogn, Norway.

 

Mustapha Mekhatria

Community Manager, located in Vik I Sogn, Norway.

 

Linda Svendsen

Web Developer, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.

 

Vidar Brekke

Chief Marketing Officer, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway & New York, USA.

 

Sarah Elizabeth Miller Skjeldestad

Global Account Manager, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.

 

Håvard Malm Geithus

Web Developer, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.

 

Lars Alberto Vangsnes Cabrera

JavaScript Developer, located in Vik i Sogn & Bergen, Norway.

 

Henrik Skar

Core Developer, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.

 

Grzegorz Iwacz

Consultant from Black Label and located in Krakow, Poland.

 

Paweł Fus

Highcharts support engineer, employed by Black Label and located in Krakow, Poland.

 

Sebastian Bochan

Highcharts support engineer, employed by Black Label and located in Krakow, Poland.

 

Kacper Madej

Highcharts support engineer, employed by Black Label and located in Krakow, Poland.

 

Grzegorz Blachliński

Highcharts support engineer, employed by Black Label and located in Krakow, Poland.

Sustainability

At Highsoft, commitment to a culture of integrity is paramount to our success. We strive towards being the best organization we can, not only to our customers, but also for our employees, local community, and the environment.


We are extremely proud to announce our acceptance into the United Nation’s Global Compact, the largest voluntary initiative for Corporate Social Responsibility. This is an imperative step towards formalizing our work with CSR. Read more about efforts.

Products

Highcharts JS

Highcharts was released in 2009. Highcharts is a charting library written in pure JavaScript, offering an easy way of adding interactive charts to your web site or web application. Designed from ground up with mobile browsers in mind, everything from multitouch zooming to touch-friendly tooltips responds great on mobile platforms. In modern browsers graphs are rendered in SVG, with VML support for legacy browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer 6). Highcharts’ fast, mature, and modular codebase is also the foundation of its two sister products, Highstock JS and Highmaps JS.

Highmaps JS

Highmaps allows creation of interactive and standard compliant maps. It allows for easy creation of points of interest, bubbles on maps, heat-maps, map areas and map line. The drilldown module ensures smooth interaction between map areas on one layer, which zoom into a full map on the underlying layer. Lets your users click their way down into increasingly local data! For your convenience, it even comes with a collection of hundreds of maps, all optimized for fast download and rendering.

Highslide JS

Highslide, launched in 2006, is an image, media and gallery based on the same non proprietary principle.

Highstock JS

Launched in October 2011, Highstock is a charting solution optimized for financial data visualization and large data sets. It allows web developers to render stock charts, as well as general timeline charts in pure JavaScript, including sophisticated navigation options like a small navigator series, preset date ranges, date picker, scrolling, and panning. Highstock supports line, spline, area, areaspline, column, scatter, OHLC, candlestick, flags, arearange, areasplinerange and columnrange chart types. Any of these can be combined in one chart

Highcharts Cloud

With Highcharts Cloud, the power of Highcharts becomes within reach for content creators. With an intuitive editor, data import, including dynamically linking to data sources like Google Sheets, journalists, bloggers and designers can create charts without learning to write code.

Furthermore, developers using Highcharts Cloud, may set up their prototypes quickly and copy the generated code into their projects. A basic version of Highcharts Cloud is available as a free trial.

Facts

  • Official company name: Highsoft AS
  • Company location: Sentrumsgata, 6893 VIK I SOGN, Norway.
  • Foretaksregisteret (VAT No.): NO 996840506
  • D-U-N-S no.: 67-134-3420
  • Official information: Brønnøysundregistrene
  • Contact us: Contact Page