SecureDocs Case Study: StabiLux Biosciences

Successfully facilitating and executing startup funding requires a business to be disciplined, organized, and prepared to move quickly at all times. After experiencing what it was like to navigate through major transactions without a virtual data room in place, the team at StabiLux Biosciences knew they needed to implement a dedicated solution to streamline the process and remain in control of their most important corporate documents. When a peer group of investors recommended SecureDocs, the StabiLux team started a free trial and quickly found that the solution met all of their virtual data room needs.

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Features Release: Dashboards, Custom Watermarks, and More

The SecureDocs team is excited to kick off 2020 with new product enhancements to improve your virtual data room experience. We’ve heard your feedback and have been hard at work designing, testing, and refining new features and updating some existing areas to better meet your needs.

The most noteworthy and substantial product update is the introduction of custom administrator dashboards, allowing for fast and easy insight into the most important activity within your account.

Two other upgrades impact how certain information is displayed within your data room, including the ability to customize the appearance of watermarks and choose how dates are formatted.

Learn more about dashboards, custom watermarks, and date format settings below.

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Meet Jason Ash, Senior Account Manager

At SecureDocs, 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 Jason Ash, Senior Account Manager at SecureDocs. Jason is a critical member of the SecureDocs sales and support team, helping new customers with the initial setup of their virtual data rooms and providing ongoing training and assistance.

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An Interview with Steve Morrison, SecureDocs, Inc. CFO

After being a SecureDocs customer at two companies, Steve Morrison joined SecureDocs in 2019 and leads the accounting, finance, and human resources functions.

Prior to joining SecureDocs, Steve was CFO at RightScale where he led the strategic sale of the company to Flexera, Inc. Before that, Steve was CFO at Butler America, a leading outsourcing firm, where he led the strategic sale of the aerospace engineering division and the financial sale of the company’s healthcare unit. He has held CFO roles at several other technology firms including 724 Solutions, ValenTx, and SmartReceipt.

Originally from Canada, Steve moved to Santa Barbara in 2003 after spending two years in Hong Kong while at 724 Solutions. He holds a BA from Western University in London, Ontario and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western.

Below is an interview with Steve on his experiences working with virtual data rooms and SecureDocs.

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M&A Due Diligence Trends for 2020

M&A due diligence is the process of uncovering the financial, legal, and operational risks that both parties may incur as a result of the transaction. Due diligence during an M&A transaction ensures that the buyer and seller can make a fully informed decision and can agree on a fair price for the deal.

While the basic purpose of M&A due diligence has remained the same over the years, the methods and technology behind due diligence are constantly evolving as new best practices emerge. In this article, we’ll discuss the future of M&A due diligence in 2020 and the latest trends you should be aware of.

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Meet Dena Watkins, Marketing Specialist

At SecureDocs, 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 Dena Watkins, Marketing Specialist at SecureDocs. Dena is a key member of the SecureDocs Marketing team, and plays a significant role in coordinating industry events, designing marketing materials, and managing projects.

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Using Acquisition to Supplement Business Growth

The vast majority of companies would like to grow and become more profitable—but achieving that goal is much easier said than done.

Even the most effective sales and marketing campaigns can take years to pay off. Meanwhile, expanding into a new area or offering a new product can be a highly risky endeavor, particularly if there are already competitors present in that space.

In the face of these problems and questions, more and more organizations are choosing to acquire other companies in order to drive business growth.

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When to Sell Your Business Part 2: Timing Considerations

Wondering when to sell your business? You’re not alone. A variety of factors, both in and out of your control, play into the decision of selling your business at a particular time.

Although it’s impossible to predict the future, you can make smarter decisions about when to sell your business, based on the information available to you and the trends that you observe.

In our previous article, we discussed the different factors that buyers are looking for at each stage of your startup: early, middle, and late. This article will continue the discussion by going over the different timing considerations for when to sell your business: the larger M&A market, your company’s industry or sector, and finally your company itself.

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When to Sell Your Business Part 1: What Buyers Are Looking For

Knowing when to sell your business is a delicate art. Not only does selling your business depend on the health and internal workings of your company, it also depends on external factors over which you have little to no control—macroeconomic trends, buyers’ attitudes toward M&A, and more.

Despite these challenges, the good news is that you can take steps to position yourself optimally for a future acquisition. By knowing what buyers are looking for at each stage, you’ll have a better understanding of the right time to sell your business.

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Why Tech Companies Choose SecureDocs Virtual Data Room

As technology companies experience rapid growth and expansion, having proper tools and protocols in place is essential in helping the business scale. Securely storing, managing, and sharing confidential company information can be a constant concern, whether you’re ramping up for an IPO launch, preparing for M&A activity, or simply looking to keep your most important documents organized in one central location. All of that can be solved with the right virtual data room solution.

Here are some of the reasons technology companies love using SecureDocs Virtual Data Room to quickly, easily, and securely store and access information about their employees, their business, and more.

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