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KKR hands Box a $500M lifeline

5:33 am PDT • April 8, 2021

Box announced this morning that private equity firm KKR is investing $500 million in the company, a move that could help the struggling cloud content management vendor get out from…

KKR hands Box a $500M lifeline

Tines, a no-code automation platform co-founded by two senior cybersecurity operators, today announced that it has raised a $26 million Series B funding round led by Addition. Existing investors Accel…

Tines raises $26M Series B for its no-code security automation platform

Shares of Box, a well-known content-and-collaboration company that went public in 2015, rose today after Reuters reported that the company is exploring a sale. TechCrunch previously discussed rising investor pressure…

Box shares rise on report company is exploring sale

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As activist investors loom, what’s next for Box?

Activist investors will only sit still for so long, and when they take action, it usually involves one of two approaches: Replace the leadership team or induce a sale.

2:53 pm PST • March 3, 2021
As activist investors loom, what’s next for Box?

Box announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire e-signature startup SignRequest for $55 million. The acquisition gives the company a native signature component it has been lacking and…

Box acquires e-signature startup SignRequest for new content workflows

Customer experience and digital transformation are two terms we’ve been hearing about for years, but have often remained nebulous in many organizations — something to aspire to perhaps, but not…

Customer experience and digital transformation concepts are merging during the pandemic

Box has always been a bit of an enigma for Wall Street, and perhaps for enterprise software in general. Unlike vendors who shifted to the cloud tools like HR, CRM…

Box benefits from digital transformation as it raises its growth forecast

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Box CEO Aaron Levie says thrifty founders have more control

Once upon a time, Box’s Aaron Levie was just a guy with an idea for a company: 15 years ago as a USC student, he conceived of a way to simply store and share files online. It may be hard to recall, but back then, the world was awash with thumb drives and moving files…

10:56 am PDT • August 21, 2020
Box CEO Aaron Levie says thrifty founders have more control

Jason Green, co-founder and partner at Emergence, has made some solid enterprise SaaS bets over the years, long before it was fashionable to do so. He invested early in companies…

Emergence’s Jason Green still sees plenty of opportunities for enterprise SaaS startups

As COVID-19 has forced companies to move employees from office to home, cloud services have seen a burst in business. Box has been speeding up its product roadmap to help…

New Box tools should help ease creation of digitally driven workflows

As the pandemic surged and companies moved from offices to working at home, they needed tools to ensure the continuity of their business operations. SaaS companies have always been focused…

SaaS earnings rise as pandemic pushes companies more rapidly to the cloud

Box CEO Aaron Levie has been working to change the software world for 15 years, but the pandemic has accelerated the move to cloud services much faster than anyone imagined.…

Aaron Levie: ‘We have way too many manual processes in businesses’

Aaron Levie is a luminary of the SAAS world; the chief executive of Box, a company that helped revolutionize the collaborative office environment; and the leader of a team that…

Extra Crunch Live: Join Box CEO Aaron Levie for a live Q&A right now

Another tech company is joining the list of those planning on going remote for the long haul: Box. Box CEO Aaron Levie announced this morning that the company will “remain…

Box will let employees work from home until at least 2021

We’ve been on a roll with our Extra Crunch Live Series for Extra Crunch members, where we’re talking to some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley about business, investment…

Extra Crunch Live: Join Box CEO Aaron Levie May 28th at noon PT/3 pm ET/7 pm GMT

When the shutdown began six weeks ago, the powers that be at Box sat down for a meeting to discuss the situation. They weren’t in the same room of course.…

Box makes quick decision to add new collaboration capabilities in face of pandemic

With more folks working at home than ever, and many on machines outside the purview of IT and security teams, it’s becoming increasingly imperative to find creative ways to protect…

Box adds automated malware detection to Box Shield security product

Okta, the popular identity and access management service, today used its annual (and now virtual) user conference to launch Lifecycle Management Workflows, a new tool that helps IT teams build…

Okta launches Lifecycle Management Workflows to make building identity-centric processes easy

When activist investors Starboard Value took a 7.5% stake in Box last September, there was reasonable speculation that it would begin to try and push an agenda, as activist investors…

Activist investor Starboard Value taking three Box board seats as involvement deepens

The COVID-19 virus is touching every aspect of our lives and having a profound impact on individuals, businesses and society at large. Box’s Aaron Levie has built a successful business…

Box’s Aaron Levie says it will take creativity and focus to get through this crisis

A quick hit as we have a podcast to record, but a few public companies in the broader SaaS market reported earnings in the past week. Their results are worth…

SaaS earnings bump Dropbox, Box and Sprout Social

In the old days of enterprise software, when companies like IBM, Oracle and Microsoft ruled the roost, there was a tendency to shop from a single vendor. You bought the…

Good news for enterprise startups: SaaS helped kill the single-vendor stack

It’s a good time to look back at the year and analyze a few firms that should reach the mythical $1 billion in revenue at some point.

Three SaaS companies we think will make it to $1B in revenue

Prevailing wisdom states that as an enterprise SaaS company evolves, there’s a tendency to sacrifice profitability for growth — understandably so, especially in the early days of the company. At…

Box looks to balance growth and profitability as it matures

We might have just completed a full-day program devoted completely to enterprise at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise last week, but it doesn’t mean we plan to sell that subject short at…

TechCrunch Disrupt offers plenty of options for attendees with an eye on the enterprise

Pagerduty‘s CEO Jennifer Tejada and Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie both guided their companies to successful IPOs, with Box going public in 2015 and Pagerduty listing its stocks only…

Pagerduty’s Jennifer Tejada and Box’s Aaron Levie will talk IPOs at TC Disrupt SF

Starboard Value, LP revealed in an SEC Form 13D filing last week that it owns a 7.5% stake in Box, the cloud content management company. It is probably not a…

Starboard Value takes 7.5% stake in Box

Box has always had to balance the idea of sharing content broadly while protecting it as it moved through the world, but the more you share, the more likely something…

Box introduces Box Shield with increased security controls and threat protection

Even the most enterprising startup founders can suffer a bout of procrastination or last-minute decision making. We get it. That’s why we’re extending the early-bird deadline for  TC Sessions: Enterprise…

TechCrunch’s Enterprise event early-bird deadline extended: buy now & save $100

Early-stage enterprise startup founders listen up. That sound you hear is opportunity knocking. Answer the call, open the door and join us for TC Sessions: Enterprise on September 5 in San…

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