Recent Posts by Andy Silverman

4 Reasons Life Science Companies Should Invest in a Virtual Data Room

With new technologies and discoveries advancing at a rapid pace, the life sciences sector is hotter than ever before. Biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies need to make sure that their fundraising, innovation, and strategic partnership efforts are conducted smoothly and at maximum efficiency.

To share their sensitive financial documents and intellectual property data, many life science companies make use of a virtual data room: a secure online repository for storing and sharing private, confidential information with various parties.

In this article, we’ll discuss 4 reasons why virtual data rooms are an excellent investment for life science companies.

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M&A Highlights from the First Half of 2019

Mergers and acquisitions are some of the biggest events in business, with the potential to shake up entire industries. Companies engage in M&A deals for a variety of reasons: gaining access to new technologies and markets, getting a leg up over their competitors, expanding along their products’ supply chain, and more.

Now that we’re firmly into the second half of 2019, it’s a good time to take a look back on what the first half of the year held for M&A deals. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the biggest M&A events in the first half of 2019 and take a look at what’s coming in the remainder of the year.

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Meet Curtis Worden, Sales Development Representative at SecureDocs, Inc.

At SecureDocs Inc., our employees come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds, each with a unique set of skills and talents that align with our overall mission of providing simple, smart document management solutions.

We’re proud of the team we’ve assembled, and we think it’s about time you get to know the people behind SecureDocs and ContractWorks*.

This month we’re catching up with Curtis Worden, a Sales Development Representative at ContractWorks. With previous experience in sales and teaching abroad, Curtis brings a unique skillset to the ContractWorks team.

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New Whitepaper: Data Room Checklist

When choosing a Virtual Data Room (VDR), it’s important to find the solution that fits your needs quickly. VDRs are often used to facilitate M&A transactions, fundraising, or other financial events that require immediate action, so implementation time and ease of use should be front and center as you’re considering software solutions.

But choosing a virtual data room provider is only one piece of the puzzle. To keep your deal moving forward quickly, you’ll need to know how to set up and optimize your VDR, what to keep in it, and what to do with the contents.

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4 Tips for Productive Startup Board of Directors Meetings

Every company, from small businesses to massive corporations, should have a board of directors. For many startups still in the growth phase, however, the board of directors is all too often an afterthought. As a result, startups can move so fast that non-executive board members fall out of the loop between meetings.

It’s easy for startups to fall victim to a number of common traps that prevent them from running productive board meetings. In this article, we’ll discuss 4 best practices for avoiding these pitfalls and getting the most out of your startup board of directors.

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4 Signs the Time is Right for a Virtual Data Room

Over the years, the increase in the digitization of both personal and business records has made it possible for organizations to streamline their day-to-day processes while reducing their total operating expenses. One example of this efficiency is in the deployment and management of Virtual Data Rooms (VDRs).

In the past, companies engaging in mergers and acquisitions (M&As) or those in need of better information privacy needed to rely on physical data rooms. These secure rooms house rows of data reserved for secure document exchanges, file sharing, legal transactions, and financial due diligence. However, these facilities are notoriously costly to manage and lack the transparency and accessibility that most organizations need today.

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What Buyers Expect to See in Your Virtual Data Room During an M&A Transaction

Businesses that once relied on rows and rows of filing cabinets to store company documents have now shifted to virtual data rooms, also known as online data rooms. These digital warehouses serve as repositories for storing information and files about an organization: everything from financial statements and lists of company assets to contracts and HR data.

Virtual data rooms are particularly useful for the due diligence process during mergers and acquisitions. Potential M&A buyers want to see that you have all your ducks in a row, investigating and auditing your organization in order to limit the risk of the transaction.

By placing your documents in a centralized repository for easy access, virtual data rooms can significantly speed up the due diligence process. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most important forms and information that you should have in your virtual data room during an M&A transaction.

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How Virtual Data Rooms Prepare Your Business for Success

Organization is key leading up to a business transaction. There are plenty of moving parts during this process, so it’s imperative to have all of your important documents in one place, ready to be securely shared with the appropriate parties.

When choosing a Virtual Data Room (VDR), it’s important to find the solution that fits your needs quickly. It’s likely you’re in the market for a VDR to help facilitate an upcoming M&A transaction, a round of fundraising, or another financial event that requires immediate action. You can’t let an overly complex data room get in the way of achieving your business and financial goals.

Below are some favorite SecureDocs features that help our customers stay in control of their documents, whether they’re preparing for their next deal or managing confidential customer and employee information.

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Meet Tara Naughter, Marketing Campaign Manager at SecureDocs, Inc.

 

At SecureDocs, Inc., our employees come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds, each with a unique set of skills and talents that align with our overall mission of providing simple, smart document management solutions.

We’re proud of the team we’ve assembled, and we think it’s about time you get to know the people that are innovative, agile, and committed to fulfilling the needs of our customers. 

This month we’re catching up with SecureDocs, Inc. Marketing Campaign Manager Tara Naughter. With previous experience in graphic design, teaching, and marketing for real estate, Tara has an extensive and dynamic background.

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The Story Behind the World's Largest Directory for Women in VC

In the US,   women-owned businesses made $34 billion in sales and employed 121 million people in 2016 - and the number of women-owned companies continues to increase each year. Despite the fact that only   4.8% of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies are women, female entrepreneurs and business leaders are paving the way for others to follow in their footsteps. While there is clearly much work to be done around this critical issue, two women have created a tool that should continue moving things in the right direction.
 
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