One of the best things about working at a successful, fast-growing company like DocuSign is the opportunity to connect with forward-thinking investors so that our success soars beyond the stratosphere. That’s why I am pleased to welcome our new investors and an important new member to our board, Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
In fact, KPCB led the funding, with Accel Partners and a large, global institutional investor taking part in the funding round. Comcast Ventures and SAP Ventures provided additional investment joining existing tech industry partners salesforce.com and the National Association of REALTORS®. Their support and wisdom will help us continue our customer-focused growth as we work to “disrupt” the old economy of pen-and-paper for transacting business, and replace it with DocuSign.
Today people do everything digitally—faster, smarter, and more efficiently. At DocuSign we’re on the frontlines, helping all our customers, ranging from consumers, individual professionals, small- to mid-size businesses, and global enterprises, move from the slow, outmoded, old-economy way of transacting business, to today’s new economy. I couldn’t be happier that electronic signature has gone from a “nice to have” to a “must have” for businesses of every size.
Our customers tell us they are thrilled with the way DocuSign helps increase speed to results, reduce costs, and delight customers with the easiest, fastest, most secure global network for sending, signing, tracking, and storing documents in the cloud. DocuSign helps companies securely collect information, automate data workflows, and sign anything, anywhere, anytime, on any device to do business faster and better.
The momentum we’ve achieved to date has led us to this great opportunity to fuel continued expansion worldwide. DocuSign has already been used by 20 million people to sign more than 150 million documents in 188 countries. The investment by KPCB, Accel Partners, Comcast Ventures, SAP Ventures and others, will help DocuSign further accelerate growth through increased customer-focused research & development, deeper vertical market penetration, and faster international expansion.
Just as important, we are honored to have the opportunity to benefit from the leadership and insight of Mary Meeker serving on our board. As the global standard for eSignature, DocuSign offers a powerful platform, unmatched security, unrivaled partner ecosystem, and world-class customer programs. Combined, these benefits ensure that DocuSign is the right choice for all in the new economy. I look forward to working with Mary and our new investors—not to mention our valued customers and partners—to finally put an end to the “old economy” way of doing business with pen and paper, and replace it with DocuSign.