Symphony Ventures Raises $4.5M (£3.5M) Investment

Founder Chronicle: Pascal Baker, Chief Client Officer

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Symphony Ventures has grown from being a four-person start-up in Summer 2014 to being regarded as the Leading Global pure play in Intelligent Automation in 2017. In three short years, we have demonstrated to our clients that we can take our vision of digital transformation into reality and deliver significant benefits in their Future of Work journeys. Our growth trajectory ... Read More

Founder Chronicle : Symphony Ventures Raises $4.5M (£3.5M) investment from Livingbridge

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This four-part series features daily comments from one Symphony Founder on how the funding will accelerate growth. Three years ago, Symphony Founders had a vision that automation would fundamentally change how enterprises operate.  Symphony has since contributed to the digital transformation journeys of the world’s leading enterprises. Today, Symphony Ventures is an organization of 120+ professionals laser-focused on meeting our customer's needs.  With ... Read More

Symphony Raises $4.5 Million in Series A Financing from Livingbridge

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Symphony has announced a Series A investment of £3.5 million ($4.5 million) from Livingbridge, a mid-market private equity firm with a strong track record of investing in high growth technology businesses. The funding will further accelerate Symphony’s rapid growth – including a doubling of employee numbers - and continue its global expansion, increase delivery capacity and widen product development.  Symphony ... Read More

The Beauty of Standardization

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The principle that technology performs technology jobs and humans perform human jobs is a simple one. Virtual and human workers each have their own strengths that should be employed and valued. The difficulty lies in determining the best fit for each role and responsibility, especially when a lack of standardization is involved. Robotic process automation (RPA) is large part of ... Read More

Why A Digital Workforce Requires a New Mindset

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Previously we considered the questions: “What does your business do?” and “What are the goals of your business?” To follow these, a further crucial question must be asked: "Do your processes and goals align with the demands of your clients?" Whether your customers are internal or external, you will be delivering ‘outcomes’ to them. However, your business and clients evolve. ... Read More

Symphony’s CCO, Pascal Baker and Strategic Advisor, Andrew Burgess Win GSA Professional Awards

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We are pleased to announce that two nominees from Symphony were honored at the 5th annual Global Sourcing Association Professional awards held at the Hilton Deansgate hotel in Manchester, UK on May 11th.  Best practice and innovation were rewarded and celebrated as the efforts of inspiring individuals and teams who have achieved outstanding success through sourcing in 2016/17 were duly ... Read More

Be Intelligent About Intelligent Automation

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Business goals act as the compass for your Future of Work journey. They come in various forms, covering global or area-specific processes, with either short or long term scopes. Either way, a good understanding of your business plan assists in setting targeted goals that maximize the benefits of tools like RPA. 7 Common Business GoalsSo, what is it you want ... Read More

Do You Know Your Business Like the Back of Your Hand?

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If you asked both an executive and an associate what their company does you might receive surprisingly different answers. Executives, understandably, often have limited knowledge of the every-day business processes, (for example it is not a CEO’s job to know how many reports are run per day), but this gap in knowledge could be costing your business. The Key Assessment ... Read More

Are You Prepared for the Future of Work?

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The Future of Work is here. Due to the rate of technological growth, there are more opportunities than ever for fast, accurate, and agile services. The global market is becoming increasingly fond of the digital landscape, requiring businesses to act with foresight and innovation to meet customer expectations. Have you prepared to embrace the world of digital transformation? It is ... Read More

Two-Symphony Co-founders Shortlisted for GSA Professional Awards

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Two Symphony co-founders have been named in the shortlist of the Global Sourcing Association's (GSA) Professional Awards. Symphony Chief Strategy Officer, Ian Barkin is contending for Automation Champion of the Year, while Chief Client Officer, Pascal Baker is in the running for Digital Champion of the Year. As a widely respected association in the sourcing industry, the GSA is hosting ... Read More

Choose Your Machine Wisely

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There is an interesting parallel between cycling in a Grand Tour and implementing Robotic Process Automation, especially when it comes to choosing your machine. Symphony CCO Pascal Baker explains the analogy... As an avid cyclist, I am always fascinated by the images of determined, rugged athletes carrying bikes up mountains, tires and tubes across their chests and their faces covered ... Read More