An investor data room is a space for files that companies use for due diligence when they are looking to raise funds or do M&A. It’s a wonderful tool to streamline and manage the process by making it easy to share data and monitor the progress of due diligence.

It is essential to include all the relevant information that an LP may want to view in your investor data room. This will ensure that they get an accurate view of your fund and that your protocol has been followed. For instance, LPs may want to have a list of the people on your team and their backgrounds as well as a summary of your previous fund performance and a copy of your current fund agreement, and any other documents you may have on the file that relate to your specific situation.

It’s also a good idea to provide a historical financial summary of your startup along with forward-looking projections. The majority of LPs will analyze these in depth and want to be sure that your model is properly constructed, is resistant to market volatility, and that you are making an accurate estimate of the value of your company. Sturppy is a program that is used by over 4,000 companies to develop financial models that are suitable for investors.

It’s also important to remember that a virtual space allows you to control who has access to documents. You can then make sure that only those who require to know have access to sensitive information. You can limit who is able to view your document using tools such as watermarking, expiring links, and the ability to grant granular access rights.