online eSignature services

Updated: January 28, 2019

2019. Dropbox aquired e-signature service HelloSign



Dropbox is to acquire for $230 million HelloSign, a company that provides lightweight document workflow and eSignature services. This can also been seen in the context of the Extension capability that Dropbox added last year. HelloSign was actually one of the companies involved at launch. While Clark says the company will continue to encourage companies to extend the Dropbox solution, today’s acquisition gives it a capability of its own that doesn’t require a partnership and already is connected to Dropbox via Extensions. Dropbox is going to remain HelloSign as a standalone business within the Dropbox family.


2018. DocuSign filed for IPO



DocuSign, which pioneered the e-signature, is gearing up to go public in the next six months, sources tell TechCrunch. Utilizing a commonly used provision of the JOBS Act, DocuSign submitted its IPO filing behind closed doors and will reveal it weeks before its public debut. Like Dropbox, which is finally going public this week, San Francisco-based DocuSign has been an anticipated IPO for several years now. It’s raised over $500 million since it was founded in 2003 and has been valued at $3 billion. Kleiner Perkins, Bain Capital, Intel Capital, GV (Google Ventures) and Dell are amongst the many well-known names which have invested in DocuSign.


2017. Zoho launched digital signature app for business - Zoho Sign



Zoho introduced new service - Zoho Sign – a complete digital signature app for business, that enables to carry out the entire signing process from the cloud and seamlessly close deals in minutes. Zoho Sign integrates readily with other Zoho apps such as Zoho CRM and Writer and works with your daily apps, including Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive, making it easy to sign contracts anywhere and keep your deals moving forward.  This new addition to the Zoho suite is perfect for large enterprises and SMEs and can be used across industries like finance, construction, manufacturing, real estate, and healthcare.


2014. Citrix acquired digital signature service RightSignature



Citrix acquired RightSignature, the professional electronic document signing platform that marries Citrix's file storage, sync and sharing platform ShareFile. The two companies have been working together for the past year and integrated their solutions. Most users use ShareFile either with on-premises storage or to mobilize data in existing systems such as SharePoint or file shares. The integration with RightSignature helps users maintain security for confidential documents. RightSignature replicates the pen-and-paper signing experience in any web browser with an elegant, intuitive user interface. The integration is already available today as an add-on to all ShareFile accounts.