Congratulations to the past and present DocuSign team for their incredible achievements, as the company makes its public market debut. What a journey it has been since the genesis of the company in 2003, when it’s visionary team set out to automate the agreement process and solve many pain points from speed to cost and accuracy.
In 15 years, DocuSign’s cloud-based platform has made it possible for more than 370,000 companies and hundreds of millions of users to make nearly every agreement, approval process, or transaction digital—from practically any device, virtually anywhere in the world. It’s rare to see any type of technology reach such a range of customers - from very large companies to individual users across all industries. Today, seven of the top 10 global technology companies, 18 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies, and 10 of the top 15 global financial services companies are DocuSign customers. More than 700 million transactions have been performed on the platform. And this is just the beginning!
From printer & fax to computer
When Tom Gonser, Court Lorenzini and Eric Ranft started the company in 2003 out of Seattle in the overhang of the dot.com explosion, the business world was used to the print-sign-fax routine. I’m sure everyone still remembers those moments of anxiety in a random hotel lobby, trying to email a document to the reception desk so they could print it for signature… a frustrating process which could easily take an hour. There (Read more...)