Founder Chronicle: David Poole, Chief Executive Officer - Symphony Raises $4.5M (£3.5M)
By David Poole
This transaction represents a significant landmark in the development of the process automation market. Symphony is unique in that it has rapidly achieved greater global scale and reach than it’s fellow pure play service providers. We have succeeded in delivering to some of the world's most significant organisations and are able to compete favourably in a market full of much larger general management consultancies due to our focus and specialisation.
Our team members are all born of the digital age and our firm is dedicated to ‘future of work’ technologies. This concentration of capability is what makes us stand apart from our competitors.
We decided to take this investment from Livingbridge because they, like us, believe with passion that there is so much more that can be done to develop the market and promote the ecosystem of enterprise tools in the automation space - from RPA into cognitive tools and deeper into artificial intelligence. A field that has so much potential but is at the same time so difficult for large enterprises to navigate, due to the baffling range of product options and often misleading marketing claims made by some providers.
The investment funds and future ambitions in this relationship will enable us to continue to grow our global consulting and implementation footprint but also to create leading research capability through an innovation lab to assess powerful and emerging enterprise RPA & AI tools.
Our financial partners, Livingbridge and business advisory firm, Acresis are helping us shape Symphony into a new global independent consulting firm second to none in Future of Work technologies.