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November 10, 2015 14:31 ET

Highfive Named One of 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity

Video Conferencing Provider Recognized by Great Place to Work and Fortune for Embracing All Colors, Sizes and Shapes (As Long As No One Is a Square!)

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2015) - Highfive, the modern video conferencing system that integrates hardware and software in a seamless solution, today announced that Great Place to Work® and Fortune have recognized the company as one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity.

Highfive was founded by CEO Shan Sinha and CTO Jeremy Roy in 2012. The company has grown exponentially since launching its product in 2014, with more than 1,000 current customers including Warby Parker, Mimeo and Zenefits. The company currently has 70 employees -- with 45 percent being minorities and 26 percent women -- and continues to expand its team across all departments.

"Getting recognized for our company's diversity is an incredible honor and a testament to Highfive's culture of placing a high value on different backgrounds, not only different expertise," said Shan Sinha, CEO, Highfive. "Fostering an environment where employees feel welcome, valued, and committed to a unified vision was something we knew was going to be important to our long term success. We're proud to be recognized for something we view as critical to our company's culture."

The recognition is notable because it is based on Highfive employees' own assessment of the quality and inclusiveness of their workplace. Highfive and the 49 other winning companies were selected based on evaluations by more than 128,000 women and 69,000 minorities on Great Place to Work's Trust Index© employee survey. In partnership with Essence and People en Español, they determined which companies have made diversity a top priority based upon employee survey feedback from published Great Place to Work® Reviews.

To learn more about Highfive's unique workplace culture, visit www.highfive.com, and check out Highfive's LinkedIn and careers pages for more information about joining the Highfive team.

About Highfive

Highfive is beautifully simple video conferencing you can actually love. Founded in 2012, Highfive delivers modern video communications for your entire company with an integrated hardware and SaaS solution. Customers get video and screen sharing for every room, laptop, tablet, and phone with none of the complexity and only a fraction of the cost of legacy video systems. Founded in 2012, Highfive is based in Redwood City and is backed by General Catalyst, Lightspeed Ventures, Google Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.