Highsoft AS is located in Vik i Sogn, Norway, a beautiful small town surrounded by mountains and fjords. Many bright ideas have come to us while walking or skiing in the mountains! Check out Torstein's personal website to see pictures from Vik.

Highsoft AS employs six developers, a sales team of six, as well as one person on technical support working from Fredrikstad, and 3 engineers on contract from Krakow.

Highcharts is the result of Torstein's search for a charting tool that met his requirements when he wanted to publish his snow depth measurements from Vikjafjellet, online. He wanted a tool that was based on non-proprietary open standards, as opposed to the common Flash solutions at the time. That meant it would work in most web-browsers, and without requirements for additional software downloads to run. Upon the launch in 2009, Highcharts was one of the first charting-tools based on JavaScript to succeed in a growing market for not proprietary tools.


In Highsoft, being socially responsible is important. We strive towards being the best organization we can be, not only to our customers, but also for our employees, the local community and the environment. 
We are happy to announce that Highsoft recently was accepted into the Global Compact, the largest voluntary initiative for CSR. This is an important step towards formalizing our work on CSR and we are proud to call ourselves a part of the Global Compact network. Read more about efforts here. 


Highcharts JS

Highcharts was released in 2009. It is a charting library written in pure JavaScript, offering an easy way of adding interactive charts to your web site or web application.

Highstock JS

In October 2011 we launched Highstock, a charting product targeted at financial visualization. Highstock lets you create stock or general timeline charts in pure JavaScript, including sophisticated navigation options like a small navigator series, preset date ranges, date picker, scrolling and panning.

Highmaps JS

Our newest release is Highmaps, enabling you to exhibiting any information displayed geographically.

Highslide JS

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

Highcharts Cloud

With Highcharts Cloud, the extreme flexibility of Highcharts becomes available for content providers. Journalists, bloggers and designers can create charts without learning to write code. Even developers using the cloud can set up their prototypes quick and easy, and copy the generated code into their projects. Highcharts Cloud is available to try for free.



Out of the Fortune 100 Global list of the greatest companies in the world, 67 holds a License with one or more of our products.

By February 2015 we have sold 39,000 software licenses around the world, ranging from $29 Single Website licenses to high-end Enterprise licenses.

Since the first release in November 2009, the open Highcharts code base has been downloaded more than 160,000 times.

The Highcharts JS website receives more than 280,000 visits a month. Each of these visitors spends in average more than 5 minutes on our site.

During April 2012, 190,379 charts were generated through our Highcharts Exporting service for generating images from online charts.

The Team

Torstein Hønsi

CPO and owner, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway. Works on developing and maintaining Highcharts, Highstock and Highslide.


Grethe Hjetland

CEO, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.


Gert Vaartjes

CTO, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.


Hilde Instefjord

Head of Sales and Marketing, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.


Guro Myrkaskog

Sales Manager, located in Stockholm, Sweden.


Anne Jorunn Fjærestad

Financial Manager, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.


Jon Arild Nygård

Developer located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.


Øystein Moseng

Developer, located in Vik i Sogn, Norway.


Anita Nesse

Account Manager, located in Vik I Sogn, Norway.


Gjertrud Fretheim

Sales Manager, located in Bergen, Norway.


Katharina von Oltersdorff-Kalettka

Account Manager, located in Vik I Sogn, Norway.


Mustapha Mekhatria

Community Manager, located in Vik I Sogn, Norway.


Sigrid Helene Rauboti

Trainee in Sales, HR and Administration, located in Vik I Sogn, Norway.


Linda Svendsen

Trainee in Web Development, located in Vik I Sogn, Norway.


Hilde Tindlund

Highslide Support Engineer, located in Fredrikstad, 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.


  • Official company name: Highsoft AS
  • Company location: Elvegata 1, 6893 VIK I SOGN, Norway.
  • Foretaksregisteret (VAT No.): NO 996840506
  • D-U-N-S no.: 67-134-3420
  • Official information: Brønnøysundregistrene
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