DocuSign announced its acquisition of Austin-based startup, Liveoak Technologies, for $38 million in an all-stock transaction. The news builds on the companies’ existing partnership, where DocuSign eSignature is integrated with Liveoak’s secure agreement-collaboration platform. Liveoak uses web-based videoconferencing, collaboration features, identity verification and other tools to help complete an auditable transaction remotely. DocuSign plans to use Liveoak’s technology and expertise to accelerate the launch of DocuSign Notary, a new product in the Agreement Cloud suite that focuses on remote online notarization (RON)—where audio-visual technology is used to complete a notarial act when the signers and the notary public are in different places. DocuSign Notary will also augment the company’s existing eNotary offering, which enables a notary public to act as an in-person witness to the electronic signing of documents.