DocuSign could be suffering from a pandemic growth hangover

DocuSign was flying during the pandemic when people couldn't meet in person, but it might have grown too quickly, and it's paying the price.

Call center automation software vendor Replicant raises $78M

Contact centers were never a walk in the park for employees, but they became much harsher work environments during the pandemic. According to one survey, only 10% of contact center agents reach profic

How to pitch me: 6 investors discuss what they’re looking for in April 2022

Smaller seed rounds mean shorter runways, so partnering with an investor who actually understands your business well enough to add value is critical.

A new CEO for DocuSign

DocuSign, the electronic signature company, has ended its search for a permanent CEO. Effective this week, Daniel Springer is taking the reigns and former CEO Keith Krach is moving to a chairman ro

Jason Lemkin just raised a $70 million fund; here’s how he did it

Two-time entrepreneur Jason Lemkin just closed a debut venture fund with $70 million called SaaStr Fund. It’s an impressive feat and the latest in a string of interesting opportunities that Lemk

Adobe Updates Its Document Cloud With Dropbox Integration, Improved eSign Services

Compared to its Creative and Marketing Cloud solutions, Adobe's recently launched Document Cloud and eSign services (formerly known as EchoSign) don't quite get the same amount of attention yet, but t

Adobe Launches Document Cloud, A Subscription Service For Acrobat, EchoSign And New Apps

Over the last two years or so, the news around Adobe has mostly focused on its Creative Cloud, so it's easy to forget that the company also has a huge business in the document business with Acrobat. N

Mobile-First Sales Support Platform Showpad Acquires Storydesk’s Assets

<a href="">Off the back of $8.5 million</a> in new funding, Belgium and San Francisco-based startup <a target="_blank" href=""

Nitro Gets $15 Million In Series B From Battery Ventures

Cloud document editing company Nitro just got $15 million from Battery Ventures. Nitro previously raised two undisclosed rounds from Australian venture capital firm Starfish Ventures, bringing the tot

Shared Inbox Front Pulls $3.1 Million To Optimize Your Email Workflow

Front is the front desk of your company. Whenever someone sends an email to your contact@, jobs@ or support@ email addresses, the email will appear in your team member’s Front accounts. Then, in

Algolia Raises Another $1.2 Million For Its Real-Time Search API

French startup Algolia raised $1.2 million as an extension of the company’s existing seed round to turbocharge your website’s search engine. It brings the total funding of the startup to $

Business Goals Platform BetterWorks Leaves Stealth With $15.5M Led By KPCB

BetterWorks, a new, cloud-based platform designed to help employees set and reach business goals — and the newest project from gamification pioneer Kris Duggan of Badgeville — is coming o

PeopleDoc (Née Novapost) Raises $17.5 Million To Digitalize HR

Formerly known as Novapost, French startup PeopleDoc raised a $17.5 million round led by Accel Partners. Existing investors Alven Capital and Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet’s Kernel Investissements al

Selling Your Company? Prioritize Dollars Over Prestige

Right after Adobe acquired EchoSign, I ran into a friend whose company had recently been acquired for several hundred million dollars after having raised very little capital. It was a great outcome. T

Contract Live Raises $1.4 Million, Because Signing Contracts Sucks

French startup Contract Live raised $1.4 million from Ingenico founders, Jean-Marc Tassetto, Arnaud Vaissié, Bruno Deschamps and more. Contract Live lets you manage and sign your contracts in a webma

Prezi And Adobe Join Obama’s ConnectED Tech Initiative For US Classrooms

<a target="_blank" href="">Prezi</a>, the cloud-based startup which competes with Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, and <a target="_blank" href="">Adobe</a> are t

Ask A VC: Storm Ventures’ Jason Lemkin On Inbound Vs. Outbound Enterprise Sales

In this week's episode of Ask A VC, Storm Ventures' managing director Jason Lemkin joined us in the studio to talk about enterprise, sales models and more.

Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Storm Ventures’ Jason Lemkin

This week, we are hosting Storm Ventures' <a target="_blank" href="">Jason Lemkin</a> in the TechCrunch TV studios for our Ask A VC show. You can submit qu

Defining The M&A “Nibble” And What To Do When You Get One

<b>Editor's note: </b><em>Jason M. Lemkin served as CEO and co-founder of EchoSign, the web’s most popular e-signature service, from inception through its acquisition by Adobe Systems Inc. in 2011.

Adobe’s Acrobat XI Boasts New PDF Editor And Touch-Friendly Interface — Upgrades Start At $139

Adobe is ready to share the details behind <a target="_blank" href="">Acrobat XI</a>, the latest version of its product suite for creating, editing, and viewi
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