Jul 17, 2014
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Keith Krach Speaks About FedEx Deal

DocuSign CEO, Keith Krach spoke with FOX Business from the Fortune Brainstorm Conference in Colorado regarding the recent deal between DocuSign and FedEx.

“The relationship between FedEx Office and DocuSign highlights our shared focus on world-class service and reliability that customers depend on in their businesses every day,” said Keith Krach, chairman and CEO, DocuSign. “FedEx Office customers will enjoy the convenience, speed, and security of DocuSign’s Digital Transaction Management solutions so they can keep business fully digital.”

The collaboration with DocuSign builds on FedEx Office’s existing suite of award-winning digital printing technology and small business solutions, including FedEx Office Print & Go, FedEx Office Print Online and more.

“DocuSign is a complement to our existing suite of printing and shipping services,” said Randy Scarborough, vice president of Retail Marketing for FedEx. “DocuSign customers will be able to send documents to any of our more than 1,800 FedEx Office locations and have immediate access to quick-turn copying and digital printing.  This new tool is another example of the many digital and mobile printing services available through FedEx Office.”

 

Jun 23, 2014
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Keith Krach CEO of DocuSign Recognized as CNBC Disruptor50 2014

Keith Krach CEO and DocuSign were recognized as ground-breaking innovators as one of CNBC’s Disruptor50.

From ‘The CNBC Disruptor 50 List’:

DocuSign adds 21st-century meaning to the phrase “Sign on the dotted line.” The 11-year-old company offers cloud-based e-signature technology that lets users across a whole host of industries and professions sign and send documents securely online.

As the global standard in e-signatures, the San Francisco-based company’s service reduces transaction times, increases security and reduces cost by eliminating the need for paper. Its 105,000-plus business customers comprise 48 million users in 188 countries, and DocuSign claims about 40,000 new users sign on every day.

…Since its launch, DocuSign has raised more than $200 million in venture capital—including an $85 million round in March—reinforcing speculation that it is preparing for an IPO before the end of the year.”

Below is a video of Keith Krach CEO on “Squawk Alley” after the Disruptor50 2014 list was announced:

 

Jun 3, 2014
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DocuSign Announces Industry First Mobile SDK for DTM and eSignatures

DocuSign recently announced the industry’s first Mobile SDK for iOS, enabling mobile developers to build Digital Transaction Management (DTM) and electronic signing capabilities natively into mobile apps. Built on DocuSign’s DTM platform, the DocuSign Mobile SDK is optimized for rapid development. Developers can now build transaction and electronic signature functionality into apps in as little as an hour, with extensive options to customize the appearance and the style for user’s experience.

The DocuSign Mobile SDK allows users to sign and compete any document-based transaction directly within mobile apps. The SDK also allows users to host “in-person signing sessions” within an app, which will show customers how easy it is to sign and complete a transaction in seconds.

DocuSign’s ‘Beta Heroes’ Program is eligible to select participants in DocuSign’s Mobile SDK Beta Program. The program extends developer support from DocuSign and offers future opportunities for global co-promotion. As a Beta Hero, a developer can receive technical support from DocuSign experts, showcase an app to the DocuSign community, and provide direct feedback to DocuSign while helping to shape the future of the Mobile SDK.

“DocuSign’s trusted Digital Transaction Management platform and worldwide user base ensures TouchBase’s apps to be trusted and secure,” said Santosh Khare, CEO of TouchBase Inc., a sales enablement mobile platform. “TouchBase’s customers will love the ability to manage digital transactions and get documents electronically signed with our mobile app built using the DocuSign Mobile SDK. “

DocuSign is further simplifying the process of building secure, authenticated DTM capabilities into native mobile apps, with an API cited by Programmable Web as “the strongest of all the providers.” DocuSign Mobile SDK is currently only for iOS. App users can now sign and complete any document-based transaction natively within an app.

Interested in downloading the DocuSign Mobile SDK and joining the ‘Beta Heroes’ Program? Visit https://www.docusign.com/features-and-benefits/mobile/sdk for more details.

May 16, 2014
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DocuSign Unveils Transaction Management Platform for Real Estate Brokers

DocuSign Inc. has launched DocuSign for Real Estate Broker Edition, its Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform for brokers. This latest solution adds deeper transaction functionality along with real-time visibility, reporting, and document checklists, allowing brokers to manage their business from anywhere, anytime, and on any device.

DocuSign for Real Estate Broker Edition gives real estate brokers a simple way to manage several offices with a single, unified dashboard report of activity. Since its release in February, more than 120 brokerages have adopted the service, representing more than 13,000 agents.

“The interest, adoption and momentum we are seeing around our Digital Transaction Management platform and Transaction Rooms among brokers has been tremendous,” said Tom Gonser, founder and chief strategy officer for DocuSign. “DocuSign has become the catalyst that’s helping brokers make the digital transformation in their business. DocuSign is creating a better experience for everyone involved in the real estate transaction – from buyers and sellers, to agents, loan officers, inspectors, and more.”

The new features of DocuSign for Real Estate Broker Edition introduce increased security and control with transactions and a better agent and client experience. These features also include: Enhanced Transaction Room (customizable documents checklists), Broker Team Management Tools (create new agent and staff accounts and manage Transaction Room ownership), as well as Improved Compliance (eliminate document errors and related costs by ensuring all documents have complete, correct information.)

“DocuSign is the industry standard in real estate because it is the easiest and more secure DTM platform to mange transactions,” said Jimmy Dulin, broker-owner of RE/MAX Ability Plus In Carmel, Indiana. “DocuSign has helped us be a more efficient, effective and ‘green’ brokerage so our agents can focus on creating a great experience for their clients without the hassles, costs and impact of having to print, fax, scan, overnight or drive around town to close a deal.”

For more information on DocuSign for Real Estate Broker Edition, visit https://www.docusign.com/solutions/industries/real-estate.

Mar 18, 2014
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Keith Krach Announces Retirement from Angie’s List Board of Directors

Keith Krach has announced his decision to retire from Angie’s List Board of Directors, which will be effective on the date of the company’s annual meeting of stockholders in May. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board has begun the process to identify a successor and plan to announce Keith Krach’s successor at or before the annual meeting.

“Leaving the board of this great company at a time when it is only beginning to realize its market opportunity was a very difficult decision,” said Mr. Krach. “That said, the growing demands of serving as Chief Executive Officer of DocuSign have made it increasingly difficult to devote the time and energy that Angie’s List deserves in its Chairman, and I have concluded that the time is right to step aside.”

Bill Oesterle, Angie’s List’s Chief Executive Officer and founder, thanked Mr. Krach for his service.

“Since joining the Board just before our IPO, Keith has made tremendous contributions to Angie’s List both in terms of his business insights and his dedication to the highest standards of corporate governance,” Oesterle said. ”We will sincerely miss him, but we are also deeply proud of Keith’s accomplishments leading DocuSign to become the global standard for Digital Transaction Management, and wish him the greatest of success in his future endeavors.”

Angie’s List helps more than 2 million consumers in more than 253 cities across the U.S. have happy transactions with local service providers in 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. The subscription business model includes a highly structured accountability process designed to provide members with highly reliable information they use to make hiring decisions. Angie’s List members have access to local consumer ratings and reviews, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List magazine, and the Angie’s List complaint resolution service.

Mar 11, 2014
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Incredible MOMENTUM Following DocuSign 2014 Conference

Microsoft, HP, Salesforce, NetSuite, Free the Children and Wellmark among others partnered with DocuSign in social media to engage communities and highlight DocuSign as the Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management. As a result DocuSign’s social media had an astounding 8 million impressions shared across key industries, verticals and partners! Below are just a selection of the discussions created leading up to and during the DocuSign Momentum 2014 Conference.

AdCos Leadership – DocuSign employees positioned as thought leaders among their AdCo audiences

Customer Spotlights – Customers sharing their DocuSign story

DocuSign Spring ’14 Release

DocuSign MOMENTUM ’14 Round Ups

DocuSign MOMENTUM 2014 will be in London on June 4, 2014 for a day of unparalleled networking and discovery. For more information on attending this upcoming conference, including scheduled speakers and attendees, breakout sessions and networking opportunities, visit the London conference page here!

Mar 5, 2014
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DocuSign raises $85 million in new funding

Keith Krach – Docusign Raises $85M to Accelerate Growth

 

DocuSign has raised an additional $85 million from institutional public funds and existing investors. The funds are intended to be used to fuel the continued growth of the company as the global standard for Digital Transaction Management (DTM). The company will further innovate the DocuSign DTM platform, drive deeper vertical solutions, invest in the company’s strategic partnerships, and continue its international expansion.

“Our customers require an independent, global service the works with all solution providers across existing line-of-business processes and enterprise-wide systems,” said Gordon Payne, chief operating officer, DocuSign. “DocuSign has built its reputation as the most trusted, reliable, and secure DTM platform so that our customers can rest assured when there’s business to be done, they can just DocuSign it.”

With more than 95,000 companies as customers, millions of users in 188 countries, and more than 40,000 new unique users joining the DocuSign Global Network every day, DocuSign is relied upon around the world as the only open, independent, standards-based DTM platform that enables trust between transacting parties. The funding follows on the heels of last week’s announcement of the company’s long-term strategic partnership with Microsoft to bring DocuSign Digital Transaction Management to the more than one billion Microsoft Office users worldwide.

“We have the opportunity to change the way business is done for companies large and small,” said Keith Krach, chairman and CEO, DocuSign. “Our latest round of financing positions us to help more customers around the world keep business digital with DocuSign as the catalyst for their digital transformations. Our goal is to be a long-term sustainable company that provides value to our customers, partners, employees, and investors for many years to come.”

To learn more about DocuSign, visit www.DocuSign.com.

Feb 19, 2014
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Microsoft and DocuSign announce partnership to bring eSignature capabilities to Office 356 customers

DocuSign and Microsoft have announced an exciting long-term strategic partnership, which will make eSignature apps available within Microsoft Office 365. DocuSign’s eSignature apps for Office 365 will be available in the Office Store in early March and will allow customers to submit and sign documents without leaving Microsoft applications, which will results in quick, seamless and confident transaction for their business.

“Leading partners like DocuSign are building apps on the Office platform to help our customers get more value directly from their most highly used applications,” said John Case, vice president of Marketing, Microsoft Office. “This partnership with DocuSign helps our customers keep transactions digital and manage eSignatures seamlessly from within Office 365, where they already communicate, collaborate and create.”

DocuSign’s new solutions, built on the Office 365 platform, will include integration within Outlook, Word, SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2013. Customers can expect the following:

  • Easy administration and use. Office 365 and SharePoint administrators will be able to add DocuSign Apps for all users directly from their administration consoles.
  • Single sign-on. DocuSign has adopted Windows Azure Active Directory to provide single sign-on capabilities with Office 365 credentials, providing a seamless path to manage accounts.
  • Secured storage. DocuSigned documents are automatically stored in Microsoft OneDrive for Business for full control.
  • Office Store availability. Individuals can use self-service to access the apps and Word templates directly from the Office Store.
  • Continued innovation. DocuSign and Microsoft will continue to collaborate to bring new innovations to customers on the Office 365 platform.

“We’re excited about the momentum behind Office 365 and customers making the transition from their traditional Office applications to all-new scenarios enabled by cloud services,” said Keith Krach, chairman and CEO, DocuSign. “We believe Office 365 customers of all sizes will appreciate the seamless availability of DocuSign integrated into the applications they use every day. The combination of Microsoft and DocuSign further helps organizations keep business digital, and leverages the power of the cloud to help them focus on business results.”

DocuSign will demonstrate the new DocuSign Apps at Microsoft’s SharePoint 2014 Conference, March 3–6, in Las Vegas, and at DocuSign MOMENTUM, March 4–6, in San Francisco. Microsoft is a longtime DocuSign customer, using DocuSign in over 100 use cases around the world.

Companies interested in learning more about DocuSign’s Digital Transaction Management apps for Microsoft Office 365 may visit http://www.docusign.com/microsoftapps or http://www.office.com/store.

Feb 6, 2014
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DocuSign MOMENTUM to Reveal Strategies for 100% Digital Business Transformation

DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign) will host DocuSign MOMENTUM 2014, its annual customer, partner, and developer conference, at San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis, March 4-6, 2014. Leaders and innovators from many of the world’s top businesses come together at MOMENTUM to challenge, inspire, and share best practices for achieving the fully digital business in the Cloud.

DocuSign MOMENTUM 2014 is designed to help organizations of every size, industry, and geography increase speed to results, reduce costs, and delight customers, partners, suppliers, and staff. Topics for three days of keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions will include digital transformations, workflow automation, mobile processes, end-to-end eSignature transaction management, data security, BYOD, the consumerization of IT, CRM, customer service, and more.

Confirmed keynote speakers and panelists for the conference include:

  • Mary Meeker, managing partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Alexis Ohanian, best-selling author and co-founder of Reddit
  • John Hinshaw, executive vice president of technology and operations for Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Zach Nelson, president and CEO of NetSuite
  • Jeffrey Hayzleyy, best-selling author and host of Bloomberg’s The C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett
  • Keith Krach, chairman and CEO of DocuSign
  • Tom Gosner, founder and chief strategy officer of DocuSign

DocuSign customers, partners, and developers will come together at DocuSign MOMENTUM to learn best practices, discover new use cases ripe for digital transformation, and implement new document transaction management strategies. Highlights include:

  • Keynote presentations and fireside chats
  • Hands-on training sessions and labs
  • Breakout sessions with actionable takeaways
  • Best practices and case study presentations
  • Award-winning entertainment and networking opportunities

For more information, a complete agenda, and registration, visit http://momentum.docusign.com.

Feb 4, 2014
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DocuSign Applauds FHA’s New eSignature Requirements for Lenders

DocuSign applauds the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Office of Single Family Housing, as it recently announced the expansion of lender authority to accept electronic signatures on documents associated with mortgage loans. The publication of Mortgagee Letter 2014-03 is the latest in a series of promised changes to advance eSignature acceptance on FHA-backed mortgages – making it easier, faster, more convenient, and secure than ever to close home loans with DocuSign.

In a newsletter issued January  30, 2014, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development stated, “The eSignatures policy announced today will help streamline the origination process and help reduce document submission timeframes for borrowers seeking options to avoid foreclosure,” removing barriers to close one of the most important documents individuals and couples will ever DocuSign – a mortgage.

“FHA’s broader acceptance of eSignature for mortgage lenders is a great step forward for brokers, agents, lenders, and their clients,” said Ken Moyle, chief legal officer, DocuSign. ”DocuSign is pleased to have helped shape this progressive legislation on behalf of our customers and partners. As the real estate industry standard for eSignature, DocuSign helps mortgage companies comply with all FHA eSignature requirements.”

As the real estate industry leader for eSignature and transaction management, DocuSign helps mortgage companies comply with all of the new criteria set forth in Mortgagee Letter 2014-03, including:

  • Associating an eSignature with the Authorized Document: Documents must be presented to the signer before an eSignature is obtained and the eSignature must be attached to, or logically associated with the document.
  • ESIGN Act Compliance: eSignature technology used must comply with all the requirements of the ESIGN Act, including those related to disclosures, consent, signature, presentation, delivery, and retention.
  • Intent To Sign: The mortgagee must be able to prove that the signer certified that the document is true, accurate, and correct at the time signed.
  • Single Use of Signature: Mortgagees must require a separate action by the signer, evidencing intent to sign, in each location where a signature or initials are to be applied.
  • Authentication: The mortgagee must confirm the identity of the individual(s) signing by authenticating data provided by the individual with data maintained by an independent source.
  • Attribution: Mortgagees must maintain evidence sufficient to establish that the electronic signature(s) is attributed to the individual(s) purported to have signed.
  • Credential Loss Management: Mortgagees must leverage an eSignature system that ensures the security of all issued credentials.
  • Integrity of Records: Mortgagees must ensure that documents signed electronically cannot be altered.
  • Record Retention: Mortgagees must maintain origination case binders in hard copy or electronic format for a period of two years.

Companies interested in learning more about DocuSign’s eSignature platform for real estate may visit www.docusign.com.

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