Technology as a Service, applied to Tech Due Diligence

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Tech Due Diligence has been a crucial component of mergers, acquisitions, and investments in the tech industry. However, the traditional methods, which heavily relied on consulting firms, may no longer be the most efficient or cost-effective solution. Today, we're witnessing a paradigm shift towards 'Technology as a Service' that offers unique advantages in the Tech Due Diligence process.

Technology as a Service, applied to Tech Due Diligence
Technology as a Service, applied to Tech Due Diligence
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Tech Due Diligence in the age of digital transformation

In the old model, Tech Due Diligence was conducted by teams of consultants who would manually audit a company's technology stack, infrastructure, and code. While this traditional method is still relevant, it's time-consuming, costly, and may overlook critical issues hidden within complex codes and systems.

This is where 'Technology as a Service' comes into play. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies, such as code scans, Tech Due Diligence can now be automated and systematized, leading to faster, more accurate results. These advanced algorithms can scan millions of lines of code, identify potential security risks, evaluate code quality, and assess the scalability of the technology stack in a fraction of the time it would take a human team.

Moreover, 'Technology as a Service' for Tech Due Diligence helps identify opportunities for technological enhancements that can drive future growth. It provides actionable insights and recommendations on how to optimize the technology stack, improve system performance, and accelerate product development cycles.

Why 'Technology as a Service' outperforms traditional consulting firms

There are several reasons why 'Technology as a Service' is a superior option for Tech Due Diligence compared to traditional consulting firms.

First, it offers a significant reduction in time and costs. Automated code scans and technology assessments can be performed in hours instead of weeks, allowing for faster decision-making and reduced overheads.

Second, 'Technology as a Service' provides a more comprehensive and accurate analysis. Advanced algorithms can delve deeper into complex codes and systems, uncovering potential issues that human auditors might miss. This granular level of detail gives companies the confidence they need to make informed decisions about potential investments or acquisitions.

Finally, 'Technology as a Service' supports continuous Tech Due Diligence. Unlike traditional methods, which offer a snapshot in time, automated tools can perform ongoing assessments to track improvements, monitor risks, and ensure the technology stack remains robust and secure over time.

Consider an e-commerce startup that's seeking investment. In the traditional Tech Due Diligence model, a consulting firm would manually audit the company's technology stack. They would assess its architecture, codebase, security protocols, and scalability potential. This process could take weeks, even months, and may still leave room for human error or oversight.

Now, imagine the same scenario but with 'Technology as a Service' applied. An automated tool that scans the startup's technology stack. It evaluates the codebase, identifies security vulnerabilities, assesses system performance, and gauges scalability potential. And it does all this in a matter of hours or days, not weeks or months.

Not only is the Tech Due Diligence process significantly expedited, but it also uncovers in-depth insights that human auditors may have overlooked. For instance, the tool might identify a potential bottleneck in the system architecture that could hinder scalability. It could also spot a minor code flaw that, if left unaddressed, could lead to a major security vulnerability.

Moreover, the automated tool provides actionable recommendations on how to rectify these issues and optimize the technology stack. As a result, the e-commerce startup is not only prepared for its investment round but also has a roadmap for enhancing its technological capabilities, bolstering its security, and driving future growth.

In this example, 'Technology as a Service' has transformed Tech Due Diligence from a slow, manual, and potentially error-prone process into a fast, automated, and highly accurate assessment. The startup can proceed with confidence, knowing that its technology has been thoroughly vetted and optimized.

This is the power of 'Technology as a Service' in Tech Due Diligence, and it's why more and more businesses are choosing it over traditional consulting firms.


'Technology as a Service' is transforming Tech Due Diligence, offering a faster, more accurate, and cost-effective alternative to traditional consulting firms. It not only improves the due diligence process but also helps tech companies enhance their technology stack, bolster security, and drive growth. As we continue to advance in the digital era, businesses that leverage 'Technology as a Service' for Tech Due Diligence will undoubtedly have a competitive edge.

Vaultinum has established itself as a trailblazer in this space, offering a unique, proprietary source code scanning methodology that gathers comprehensive data analysis from ten different scanners. This multi-faceted approach ensures a thorough examination of a company's technology stack, covering key aspects such as: cyber vulnerabilities, code hygiene and maturity, OSS dependencies, OSS copy/paste and modifications, Git analyzer for scalability…

By providing a thorough, automated Tech Due Diligence service, Vaultinum is empowering tech companies to make informed decisions, enhance their technology, and drive growth. Its 'Technology as a Service' approach exemplifies the future of Tech Due Diligence, one that's faster, more accurate, and more cost-effective than traditional consulting firms.



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Philippe ThomasPhilippe is the CEO of Vaultinum. An expert in new technologies and high finance, and after 20 years in the international fintech industry, Philippe now heads Vaultinum.

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