digital transformation

Microsoft announces new tools to modernize supply chain and manufacturing

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world’s supply chains for a number of reasons — from a lack of raw material to labor shortages — but whatever the reason, the problems are persi

SoftBank-backed travel tech startup Yanolja acquires Korean e-commerce company Interpark 

South Korean travel tech startup Yanolja has acquired a 70% stake in a listed South Korean e-commerce pioneer, Interpark, for about $250 million.  The company plans to use the acquisition to make fur

H2O Hospitality secures $30M Series C to expedite hotel digital transformation

The pandemic has triggered more demand for contactless and staffless operations in the hospitality sector, and now H2O Hospitality, the unmanned hotel management company, has closed a $30 million roun

How to cut through the promotional haze and select a digital building platform

Most buildings are beginning their digital transformation and are looking for ways to bring people back, keep people healthy and create environments where people want to spend time.

Extra Crunch roundup: Inside Sprinklr’s IPO filing, how digital transformation is reshaping markets

Since we were off yesterday for Memorial Day, today's roundup is brief, but we'll have much more to recap on Friday.

How to lead a digital transformation — ethically

Leaders need to embrace an all-new learning curve: How to engage in digital transformation that includes ethics by design.

Upstack raises $50M for its platform and advisory to help businesses plan and buy for digital transformation

Digital transformation has been one of the biggest catchphrases of the past year, with many an organization forced to reckon with aging IT, a lack of digital strategy, or simply the challenges of grow

3 steps to ease the transition to a no-code company

The success of your transition into a no-code company relies on how you strategically engage employees and key stakeholders to build a culture of empowerment where anyone can automate processes in min

Indonesian payments infra startup Xendit raises $64.6M in Accel-led Series B

Fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, digital transformation is happening all over the world. And Southeast Asia is no exception. Indonesia’s Xendit, a startup focused on building digital payments infras

SAP launches ‘RISE with SAP,’ a concierge service for digital transformation

SAP today announced a new offering it calls ‘RISE with SAP,’ a solution that is meant to help the company’s customers go through their respective digital transformations and become w

Customer experience and digital transformation concepts are merging during the pandemic

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 no

The accelerating digital transformation, redux

Earlier this week, TechCrunch covered a grip of earnings reports showing that some companies helping other businesses move to modern software solutions are seeing accelerated growth. Inside the Softwa

Top cybersecurity VCs share how COVID-19 has changed investing

The coronavirus pandemic is, without doubt, the greatest challenge the world has faced in a generation. But the wheels of the world keep turning, albeit slower than during normal times. But where the

Mercaux bags $4.5M to help bricks-and-mortar retail tool up to sell more

Retail tech SaaS platform Mercaux has closed a £3.5 million (~$4.5M) Series A funding round led by European VC fund Nauta Capital.  The 2013 founded London-based startup sells software for retaile

Box builds a digital hub to help fight content fragmentation

The interconnectedness of the cloud has allowed us to share content widely with people inside and outside the organization and across different applications, but that ability has created a problem of

Parsable secures $40M investment to bring digital to industrial workers

As we increasingly hear about automation, artificial intelligence and robots taking away industrial jobs, Parsable, a San Francisco-based startup sees a different reality, one with millions of workers

Pivotal CEO talks IPO and balancing life in Dell family of companies

Pivotal has kind of a strange role for a company. On one hand its part of the EMC federation companies that Dell acquired in 2016 for a cool $67 billion, but it’s also an independently operated

Box launches new consulting unit to help customers struggling with digital transformation

Box announced a new consulting organization today called Box Transform. It is designed to help companies understand that transformation requires a new way of working and thinking as an organization, b

In spite of digital transformation, 2017 did not yield the desired financial results for GE

GE is a great example of a traditional company that has recognized the need to transform into a digital organization, but by all measures 2017 has been a tough year for the industrial giant financial

How GE avoided Kodak’s fate

George Eastman founded Kodak in 1888 in Rochester, New York. Four years later and 200 miles down the road, Thomas Edison and some pals founded General Electric. The two industrial giants chugged along
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