DocuSign Named Red Herring 100 Winner

Leading Electronic Signature and Electronic Contract Execution Company Distinguished as a Top 100 Private Technology Company in North America

SEATTLE, May 19, 2009 - DocuSign, the industry leading provider of on-demand electronic signature and electronic contract execution solutions, today announced it won 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 deploys a detailed process to whittle down a pool of 1,000 eligible, promising companies to the 200 finalists and in a last round decided for the top 100 winners of this important North American award. Evaluations are made on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy and ecosystem integration.

"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. 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.

"We are honored to be selected as a Red Herring North America 100 winner and the only provider of electronic signature and electronic contract execution services," said Matthew J. Schiltz, CEO and president of DocuSign. "This award further validates that we are the category leader with the highest quality product offerings. DocuSign demonstrates this leadership by delivering immediate profitability impacts to our customers every business day."

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world's best high technology innovators, venture investors, and business decision-makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine; an online daily technology news service; technology newsletters, and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider's access to the global innovation ecosystem, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. For more information, visit

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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