Using a SecureDocs Virtual Data Room For Fundraising Success

When fundraising, companies need a tool that allows them to easily and securely share critical business documentation with potential investors and partners without compromising valuable intellectual property and proprietary data. In this case study we will cover how PlantForm Corporation uses a SecureDocs Virtual Data Room to maximize their deal value, gauge investor interest, and expedite the deal process.

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Corporate Repository: A Simple Solution with Unlimited Value

There are plenty of ways that companies can simplify operations or streamline processes in order to become more efficient. Essentially all companies must maintain documentation of some sort, irrespective of their size, scope, or sector. The unavoidable paperwork and ensuing document management it necessitates can take up a lot of company time and resources.

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Use a Virtual Data Room During Fundraising

Most entrepreneurs know that fundraising can be a tricky business. You need capital to move your business forward, but at what cost?

 

You can guarantee that potential investors will want to see every last bit of documentation you have before choosing to invest- including your company's proprietary data and irreplaceable intellectual property (IP). While most investors have the highest level of integrity, and the best intentions, sometimes unauthorized leaks occur. To avoid such leaks you want to ensure that you maintain control of your business documentation during the deal process. Here is where a virtual data room can be of critical importance during the deal process.

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Why a CFO's Biggest Cybersecurity Liability May Be Their Law Firm

Hacking of law firms highlights serious security breaches for companies entrusting them with sensitive data. A report by Citigroup urged their employees to be mindful of the risks of trusting law firms with sensitive digital data for three reasons:

 

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Protecting Intellectual Property: Steps To Take Now

Companies can protect intellectual property in a variety of ways, such as obtaining formal legal protection, formulating internal protocols, and implementing security measures. Ideally, companies should pursue as many avenues as possible to maximize protection.

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Law Firms and Data Security

 

At some point during the creation and operation of a business, a company’s executive team will likely need the advice of corporate counsel. Of course, there may also come a time that a company becomes embroiled in some other legal matter and thus in need of a litigation team. Regardless of when or why a company requires legal services, there are data security considerations that both the company and its counsel should keep in mind. This is particularly true because of the nature of the information that is shared between attorneys and clients.

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Why Life Science Companies are Investing In Secure Document Storage

The exponential growth in the life science industry, accompanied by high profile multi-billion dollar mergers & aquisitions activity, and recent cyber attacks have catapulted this sector of industry into the spotlight recently. With increased public awareness of the industry and it’s internal structures also comes a heightened sense of scrutiny from global government agencies. As a result these agencies are quickly implementing an accelerated list of regulations which, if not complied with, could potentially result in substantial fines and require a company to remove their product from the market. This strict level of government enforced regulatory compliance has led to comparisons to the financial services industry of five to ten years ago.

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The Cost of Compromised Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) is a driving force behind economic growth. Protecting IP encourages innovation and fosters competition, thereby bolstering the worldwide economy. In our highly global, fiercely competitive markets, IP is often critical to a company’s uniqueness, potential, and survival. Thus, although IP may be intangible and difficult to quantify, it is a business asset of tremendous worth. Because the IP of a particular company is just like any other business asset (i.e., valuable), appropriate measures must be taken to protect it.

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Should You Consider Alternatives to Dropbox?


Dropbox was initially released in September 2008 as an online file sharing system. As of November 2013, Dropbox had reached the 200 million user mark. Dropbox currently integrates with various mobile operating systems and Web-based apps, making it possible for your files to be just a tap away no matter where you are or what device you may be using. No doubt, Dropbox is a popular service and does what it was designed to do well. Accessing files from multiple devices and allowing multiple viewers to see documents quickly has never been easier. So, why would you want to consider alternatives to Dropbox for file sharing?

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IP Licensing Basics

Whether you've developed a new biotech product or want to incorporate another company's intellectual property into one of your own technology products, you'll soon find yourself navigating the complex world of IP licensing. Even with a qualified intellectual property attorney guiding you through the process, you should become familiar with IP licensing basics. Here's what you need to know to before you start.

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