Romanian unicorn company opens new office in Cluj

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Romanian startup UiPath, the leading enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, announced the opening of its second office in Romania, a press release informs. The decision to create a new RPA development hub in Cluj was prompted by the acquisition of the Smart Data Platform technology from Recognos, the well-established Cluj-based software company founded more than 18 years ago.

The Cluj office will be built around a team of people that contributed to the development of the Recognos Smart Data Platform, and will be led by Andrei Roth, former manager of the local Recognos office.

He has ambitious hiring plans for the next months and he has already begun searching for Cluj-based senior .NET developers as well as RPA developers. The future Cluj-based UiPath .NET team will develop core activities for the UiPath Platform, while the RPA developers in the Cluj office will focus on supporting UiPath’s implementations and partners in the German-speaking countries.

”UiPath’s Cluj office is the latest addition to our expanding global operation, and it made perfect sense to open our second Romanian office here as we will tap into an impressive IT talent pool. As our fourth product development hub, the smart minds of Cluj will work in a truly global team alongside our developers in Bucharest, Bellevue – US, and Bengaluru – India,” declared Daniel Dines, CEO and Co-Founder of UiPath.

The use of the Smart Data Platform within UiPath RPA Platform will allow for a simpler and faster information extraction from unstructured data sources.

UiPath now employs more than 700 professionals across 14 countries, and plans to increase employee headcount by more than 40 percent until the end of August 2018.

In March, UiPath has obtained a EUR 124 million Series B investment led by venture capital firm Accel Partners, boosting its market value to over USD 1 billion and thus becoming the first Romanian unicorn company.

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