Anaqua is a Boston, MA based provider of intellectual asset management (IAM) and SaaS software and services. Anaqua’s Enterprise IAM solution supports the full IA lifecycle[unbalanced opinion] from idea to monetization for all IA categories, including inventions, patents, trade secrets, brands and trademarks. Anaqua Express is designed for smaller IP teams. Anaqua Element is a quick start,[unbalanced opinion] cloud-based solution for IP professionals managing small portfolios. Anaqua Essential helps law firms manage intellectual assets on behalf of clients. Anaqua was formed in 2004 and bought by Beacon Equity Partners in 2005. In 2006, Anaqua received $4 million from Northstar Global Partners, which they used to relocate headquarters from London to Boston and hire more staff. In 2010 Anaqua merged with SGA2, an ISO 9000-certified supplier of global patent annuity and trademark renewal services. In 2013, Beacon Equity Partners sold Anaqua to Insight Venture Partners. Priya Iyer joined Anaqua as the chief operating officer in 2005 and was promoted to CEO in 2007. Iyer has bachelors and masters degrees in computer science and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Before joining Anaqua, Iyer was head of operations at Steelpoint Technologies, managing partner at Agency.com, and held senior positions at Bell Labs and Foxboro Systems.