A virtual data room for startups is a valuable instrument that gives an accurate image of a company’s operations to assist acquirers and investors during due diligence valuation, offers and due diligence. The best VDR can speed up the entire process and eliminate the delays caused by a lack of clarity.

It is important to fill the startup’s dataroom as fast as you can during the initial stages. This will save you precious time that could be better spent trying to find other opportunities. Moreover, it is important to include important sections that will make the investor experience as smooth as possible. These key sections typically include:

Documents pertaining to the Company Organization

This section includes the most important documents of the company, like articles corporate certificates, business certificates, tax documents and legal documents. Investors will want to verify the authenticity of these documents and the startup’s status as a corporation before making a decision about investing.

Pitch Decks

Founders are encouraged to upload their pitch decks into their data room even though they will likely be revised several times before they get to the final pitch deck they will use when they meet investors. If possible also a great idea to include a short video presentation of the product.

Financial Information

This could include historical financial statements and projected ones, in addition to the assumptions and sources that informed those projections. Investors want to know about the startup’s financial status to help them determine how to aid the company in attaining its goals.