Romanian tech, well-appreciated around the world

    Have you ever heard about bots? Well, you mut have heard about UiPath, the first Romanian unicorn in tech. Last year, in September, Forbes has published a feature dedicated to Romanian Daniel Dines, the founder and CEO of UiPath, the biggest robotic process automation (RPA) company in the world. UiPath creates bots - blocks of code that automatically carry out repetitive tasks. The article notes the company’s fast rise and the way it managed to become the leader of this new nd hot sector, although he didn’t invent the virtual bots: “Dines, 47, didn’t invent RPA, but he’s adroitly positioned himself to dominate it. Two years ago, when European investors valued it at $110 million, UiPath was a little-known company of 150 based in Romania that had just booked less than $5 million in revenue. Today it’s headquartered in a gleaming skyscraper on Park Avenue in Manhattan and employs 3,200 in more than 30 offices around the world.

    Another very well-appreciated tech company around the globe is Bitdefender - a global cybersecurity leader protecting over 500 million systems in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender innovation has consistently delivered award-winning security products and threat intelligence for people, homes, businesses and their devices, networks and cloud services. Today, Bitdefender is also the provider of choice, used in over 38% of the world’s security solutions.The worldwide team has over 1600 team members, with more than 800 of employees  engineers and researchers and offices in USA, ustralia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, UAE.

    In the last two years two big tech companies have risen from Romania:

    • TypingDNA - a behavioral biometrics company protecting the identity of online users based on how they type on their keyboards. The company, founded in 2016, was selected as one of the top 50 innovative startups in Europe (EUTOP50) and is a Techstars NYC alumni. TypingDNA is used by millions of users worldwide and has offices in Oradea, Romania and New York, US. The startup raised €1.3 million in February 2019.
    • FintechOS - a technology-as-a-service platform for banks, insurance companies and enterprise financial services organisations who need to accelerate innovation, drive growth and retain customers through digital transformation processes. With a portfolio of more than €10 billion in managed assets and consistently ranked among the most important financial technology players, FintechOS is trusted by Tier 1 Banks and top Insurance companies worldwide for its rapid go to market solutions based on innovative customer-centric products.