Dropbox is acquiring HelloSign to improve document workflows for hundreds of millions of users


Published on January 28, 2019

Left to right, HelloSign CEO and co-founder, Joseph Walla, HelloSign CTO and co-founder, Neal O’Mara, Arash Ferdowsi, Drew Houston, and HelloSign COO, Whitney Bouck

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Over the last decade, mobile and cloud technology have completely transformed the way we work. Teams today are more global and connected than ever. People need to share, collaborate, and build workflows with team members and business partners who are scattered across different companies and geographies. But many of the tools we use to work together haven’t kept up. That’s why we’re focused on making Dropbox a place for people to come together to co-create and collaborate on their content—connecting people with the functionality they need to do their best work. 

Today, we’re a step closer to making that vision a reality. We’re excited to share that Dropbox has signed an agreement to acquire HelloSign, an easy-to-use eSignature and document workflow platform that’s improved productivity and efficiency for over 80,000 customers.  

Some of life’s most important moments require signing documents or completing forms—from opening an investment account or buying an apartment, to signing a major new customer or hiring a new employee. But even today, millions of people still use traditional pen and paper to complete these tasks, resulting in an inefficient and fragmented experience. The team at HelloSign imagined a better, faster option, and built an incredible business along the way. HelloSign’s product suite spans capabilities like eSignature and online fax with HelloSign and HelloFax, to fully customizable document workflow solutions with HelloWorks and HelloSign API.

We’re thrilled at the opportunity to deliver the benefits of HelloSign’s products to even more people. We share the belief that all products should be simple and easy to try, use, and buy. Our common design philosophy is focused on building the best experience for our users—a philosophy that has led to viral growth and resulted in an efficient business model for both our companies.

We couldn’t be happier to welcome HelloSign to Dropbox, who we got to know through the Extensions partnership we announced last year. Since then, we’ve learned that we share a common culture that’s built on trust, teamwork, and putting our customers first. We both care deeply about our craft and about our people. Joseph, Neal, and their team have built an incredible company, and we’re excited about what we’ll be able to accomplish together!

Updated 2/8/19: We’re thrilled to share that we’ve closed our acquisition of HelloSign! Another big welcome to Joseph, Neal, Whit, and the team—we’re happy that you’ve joined the Dropbox family.