DocuSign Named Red Herring 100 Finalist

DocuSign Honored Among This Year's Most Promising Private Technology Ventures in North America

SEATTLE, May 4, 2009- DocuSign, the industry leading provider of on-demand electronic signature and electronic contract execution solutions, today announced its status as a finalist of the "Red Herring 100 North America" award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures in North America.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative and successful companies from a pool of 1,200. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy and integration into their respective industries.

This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list an invaluable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.

"This year was especially difficult," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "There were so many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products that we had a difficult time narrowing it down to 200.  Now we’re faced with the arduous task of selecting the final 100. We know that this year’s crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to go far."

For over 10 years, The Red Herring 100 North America award, open to private technology companies headquartered in North America, has been given to the top 100 tech companies based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecom, communications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, and clean tech industries sent in their submissions to qualify for the award.

"Being named a Red Herring 100 finalist is an honor and a testament to the value we deliver our customers by cutting costs, accelerating revenue and immediately impacting efficiency and profitability," said Matthew J. Schiltz, CEO and president of DocuSign. "DocuSign has grown rapidly and become the clear market leader in electronic signature and electronic contract execution services during a serious recession; we are proud of the economic impact we provide for our customers by eliminating their paper and pen contracts and in return they have propelled us to this prestigious award."

The CEOs of the 200 finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Conference in San Diego, where the Red Herring Top 100 will be announced.

About DocuSign Inc.

DocuSign Inc. is the leading provider of on-demand software services for electronic signature and contract execution, empowering individuals, small business and global enterprises to operate faster, more efficiently and profitably with enhanced security and compliance. DocuSign is the only Web-based service to fully automate the entire contract execution process. To date, more than 25 million signature events have been executed using DocuSign. Experience the service at, and for regular updates go to
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About Red Herring

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