SF Chronicle – DocuSign corners the e-signature market

San Francisco’s DocuSign accounts for about two-thirds of the e-signature market. It has served 25 million people – the number doubled in the past year – who have e-signed more than 200 million documents in 188 countries. It adds 60,000 users every weekday.

A hallway in its Financial District offices showcases logos of some customers: American Express, BP, Costco, Century 21, Dole, eBay, Intel, Sears, Starbucks, Yahoo.

Founded in Seattle in 2003 by Tom Gonser – now its chief strategy officer – DocuSign has 315 employees. It’s backed by $122 million in venture capital from such firms as Kleiner PerkinsAccel Partners, Google Ventures and Comcast Ventures.

The Chronicle spoke with Gonser, 49, about how he’s working to help people and businesses go paperless – and make the fax machine obsolete.

DocuSign corners the e-signature market – SFGate