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Virtual Data Room Blog

By July 8, 2024July 9th, 2024No Comments

In the past, businesses kept sensitive documents under lock and key because they were afraid that their sensitive files might fall into the unintentional hands of someone else. If this were to happen, it could mean lost opportunities, expensive lawsuits or even data breaches and fines.

With the development of digital technology, business owners began using virtual data rooms (VDR) to share their information and documents with stakeholders quickly and safely. VDRs are cloud-based solutions that provide secure, 24 hours a day remote access to files and folders from any device connected to an internet connection. These platforms offer a range of collaboration tools for effective dealmaking and efficient document management. These platforms also offer advanced features like the ability to grant granular permissions and audit trails, which lower the risk of accidental deletion or malicious intention.

The most popular use-case for virtual data rooms is due diligence during the mergers and acquisitions. It’s important to have a platform that allows both the sell-side as as the buyer side to review and store documents. VDRs reduce the time needed for due diligence by an impressive amount.

Startups typically use VDRs to work with advisors and investors during fundraising rounds, M&A, and other transactions. These platforms let startups upload and organize their documents into an intuitive system that accelerates the due diligence process. These platforms also offer tools for collaboration, such as commenting, Q&A areas, and task assignment to allow teams to work more efficiently. Many of the modern providers offer a cloud-based model which does not require any hardware or installation. Other options include self-hosted software installed on the server of the startup, which allows more control but does require IT resources.

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