Beyond DocSend: Exploring Innovative Document Sharing Platforms for Modern Teams

Matt Preuss
Marketing Manager

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A fundraise is full of challenges. On top of building a fundable business, meeting with the right investors, and working through due diligence — you need to share the right documents, with the right investors, at the right time.

Over the course of a fundraise, it is all but guaranteed that you’ll need to share a pitch deck, data rooms, and other assets with potential investors. When expecting to communicate with 50+ investors it is crucial to have a reliable system and tool to share your most important fundraising materials.

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Below, we highlight some of the most popular alternatives to DocSend when it comes to reliably sharing your data room:

1. Visible

Integrated fundraising tools for every part of the process.

At Visible, we like to compare a fundraise to a traditional B2B sales and marketing funnel:

  • At the top of the funnel, you are finding potential investors via cold outreach and warm introductions.
  • In the middle of the funnel, you are nurturing potential investors with meetings, pitch decks, updates, and other communications.
  • At the bottom of the funnel, you are working through due diligence and hopefully closing new investors.

Just as a sales and marketing team has dedicated tools — we believe the same should be true for founders managing their current and potential investors. With Visible you can manage and track every interaction.

  • Find investors at the top of your funnel with our free investor database, Visible Connect
  • Track your conversations and move them through your funnel with our Fundraising CRM
  • Share your pitch deck and monthly updates with potential investors
  • Organize and share your most vital fundraising documents with data rooms

Visible Data Rooms allow you to re-purpose your existing Visible assets to quickly build and securely share (via login or link) your data room. We’ll offer granular data so you can understand how different investors are engaging with your data room materials.

Related Read: Manage Every Part of Your Fundraising Funnel with Visible Data Rooms

Key features

  • Fully integrated with our other fundraising tools — like our Fundraising CRM, Pitch Deck Sharing, Investor Updates, and Dashboards
  • Segmented permissions so you can share individual folders, documents, and assets with different investor groups
  • Advanced analytics so you can understand how individual investors are engaging with your data room materials

Manage your fundraise from start to finish with Visible. Give it a free try for 14 days here.

Pricing options

You can learn more about Visible pricing here.

  • Visible Lite Plan includes data rooms, pitch deck sharing, dashboards, and updates and starts at $59/mo
  • Visible Pro Plan includes the above with more usage and advanced features and starts at $99/mo
  • Visible Scale includes the above with full customization, custom domains, and other advanced features and starts at $199/mo

2. DocuSign

Best for electronic signatures.

As put by their team, “Contract collaboration doesn’t belong in email, documents and chats. With your most important documents stored and managed in one place, you can focus on what matters most.” Learn more about Docusign and it’s key features below:

Key features

  • 400+ direct integrations
  • Easy electronic signatures
  • Contract lifecycle management

Pricing options

DocuSign pricing differs depending on what products and features you’d like to use. Their trademark eSignature tool starts at $15/month and goes up to $65/month depending on usage.

3. Paperflite

Best-rated sales content management.

Paperflite is file management software focused on sales and marketing organizations. As put by their team, “Paperflite’s dynamic content hub brings all your sales collaterals, playbooks, marketing materials, and content your teams need and use every day from multiple sources in one single intuitive interface.” Learn more about Paperflite and its key features below:

Key features

  • Intelligent content discovery
  • Direct integrations to a mailbox
  • Analytics to help understand how prospects are engaging with your content

As we mentioned above Paperflite is highly geared towards sales and marketing teams and does not mention use of data rooms for fundraising.

Pricing options

Paperflite pricing starts at $50/month and scales up to $500/month depending on feature usage.

4. emPower

Document management system.

Empower offers document management geared towards learning at large organizations. With their suite of tools, you can organize and share your organization’s important policies, quizzes, and documents. Etc. Learn more about emPower and its key features below:

Key features

  • Centralized training materials for teams
  • Create your own quizzes for training
  • Set automatic email reminders for team member training assignements

Pricing options

The team at emPower does not publicly list pricing for their product.

5. Showell

Best for sales enablement.

Showell is a centralized place for sales and marketing teams to centralize their most important documents. Showell is especially useful for sales enablement leaders looking to set their sales and marketing teams up for success. Learn more about Showell and its key features below:

Key features

  • Single platform to centralize all sales and marketing collateral
  • Can be used to share and present your sales materials to clients real-time
  • Content tracking and analytics to understand how leads are engaging with content

Pricing options

Showell offers a free plan. Depending on usage and number of users prices will scale. Their first paid plan starts at $25/month.

6. 360Learning

Best for knowledge sharing.

360Learning is a tool dedicated to learning and development managers looking to level up their team training and development. Learn more about 360Learning and its key features below:

Key features

  • Direct integrations to automatically centralize vital L&D documents and materials
  • Use off the shelf content created by the 360Learning team to learn from the best organizations that have mastered L&D
  • Workflow tools to help encourage your team members to move along with their learning materials

Pricing options

360Learning pricing is based on individual users. Per-seat pricing starts at $8/user for the first 100 users and offers custom pricing from there.

7. Box

Best maximizing sales and customer growth.

Box offers secure document management for teams across an organization. In addition to their document management and storage, Box offers tools to help with esignatures. Learn more about Box and its key features below:

Key features

  • Box offers an e-Signature tool to help users sign critical documents
  • Box offers direct integrations with thousands of tools
  • Workflows to help build process and systems around your document sharing

Pricing options

Box pricing is based on number of users. Plans start at $20/month per user (with a minimum of 3 users). Depending on usage and features, plans can scale to as much as $47/month (per user with a minimum of 3 users).

8. Docuware

Best for digitizing your paperwork.

Docuware focuses on digitizing business paperwork to help teams boost productivity. Docuware helps with documents in every corner of the business from HR to sales materials. Learn more about a few of Docuware’s key features below:

Key features

  • Fully automate invoice processing with their digitization and workflows
  • Support remote team members with digital documents
  • Archive and store critical documents

Pricing options

Docuware does not publicly list its pricing options and plans.

Share documents and connect with investors using Visible

At Visible, we oftentimes compare a fundraise to a B2B sales and marketing funnel. At the top of your funnel, you are finding new investors. In the middle, you are nurturing and pitching potential investors. At the bottom of the funnel, you are working through diligence and ideally closing new investors.

With the introduction of data rooms, you can now manage every aspect of your fundraising funnel with Visible.

  • Find investors at the top of your funnel with our free investor database, Visible Connect
  • Track your conversations and move them through your funnel with our Fundraising CRM
  • Share your pitch deck and monthly updates with potential investors
  • Organize and share your most vital fundraising documents with data rooms

Manage your fundraise from start to finish with Visible. Give it a free try for 14 days here.

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