Symphony Ventures, a London, UK-based global services firm focused on Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Intelligent Automation, raised £3.5m in Series A funding.
Livingbridge, a mid-market private equity firm with a track record of investing in high-growth technology businesses, made the investment. In conjunction with the funding, Symphony’s Board of Directors added Henry Alty, of Livingbridge, as Investor Director, and Bill Thomas, managing partner of Acresis – a founder advisory firm that supports Symphony on its growth and liquidity goals – as Chairman of the Board.
The company intends to use the funds to further accelerate its growth – including a doubling of employee numbers within its core markets in the U.S., U.K. and Poland, and to extend its capabilities into new geographies – and continue its global expansion, increasing delivery capacity and widening product development.
Founded in 2014 and led by Chief Executive Officer David Poole, Chief Strategy Officer Ian Barkin, Chief Client Officer Pascal Baker and Chief Operations Officer David Brain, Symphony provides consulting, implementation and managed services to enterprise clients looking to automate front, middle and back office operational processes ranging from human resources, to finance and accounting, to procurement and logistics, through RPA and Intelligent Automation solutions.
Clients include firms in more than 21 countries in financial services, telecommunications, health care, logistics and the public sector.
The company, which also has offices in San Francisco, Boston and Krakow, works with a roster of RPA and Intelligent Automation software providers including Blue Prism, UiPath, NICE Systems, Kryon Systems and Celaton.