A investor or VC has expressed interest in your business, and you are looking to go ahead with the process of investing. A virtual data room will be required at this point to provide more detailed information about your business model, company’s strategies, traction, and financials. This large dataset of documents requires to be organized, tracked and easily accessible. Private equity platforms can provide this capability, and it is important to look for a platform that offers security, tracking and granular permission controls to ensure the right data is placed in the hands of the appropriate people.
Investors may also need to review your articles, shareholder agreements, and consolidated balance sheet. Having this information available in a data room that is virtual can streamline the due diligence process, which can help speed up the decision and presentation of the term sheet. If your investors are in the same industry or are part of a similar network, having this information to them will help them build trust with your company’s team and employees.
Only include documents that are current and relevant in your investor data rooms. Include outdated or irrelevant information to slow down the investor’s review and cause confusion. It is a good idea to include short messaging or commenting features integrated into the virtual data room, to ensure that investors do not have to leave the site in order to ask a question or to make an entry about something.