Seven billion dollars — that’s the valuation of UiPath following its latest funding round. Born in Romania and now headquartered in New York, the company represents a true European success story. That’s why I’m excited to announce that UiPath founder and CEO Daniel Dines is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin.
The reason UiPath is growing so quickly is that it has developed a killer software solution for enterprise clients. The startup focuses on repetitive tasks and helps customers automate as many actions as possible using UiPath.
If you’re a back-office employee working in accounting, human resources paperwork or claims processing, chances are you could use a robotic process automation solution to save time.
It’s easy to switch to UiPath, as it integrates seamlessly with your existing tools. Essentially, the service acts as a robot on your computer, clicking around, searching for a contact, copying files, extracting content from documents and more. Companies can design those robots using a visual editor. You can drag and drop blocks that each represent an action.
Customers love it as it greatly increases the overall productivity. They save money while employees can focus on the most rewarding and less-repetitive tasks. Clients include Google, McDonald’s, NHS Shared Business Services, NTT Communications, Orange, Uber, the U.S. Navy, etc.
But it doesn’t mean that UiPath has been an overnight success. Daniel Dines started the company nearly 15 years ago. And I can’t wait to hear him talk about his journey, as I’m sure he has thought about automation a lot more than the vast majority of people.
Buy your ticket to Disrupt Berlin to listen to this discussion and many others. The conference will take place on December 11-12.
In addition to panels and fireside chats, like this one, new startups will participate in the Startup Battlefield to win the highly coveted Battlefield cup.
Daniel Dines is the founder and CEO of UiPath, the fastest growing and leading provider of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI software worldwide. Dines started UiPath in 2005 with the goal of building a solution that could help humans reduce the time and stress that come from menial, administrative business tasks. Today, Dines’ vision is to make software robots, powered by computer vision and AI, as common as PCs in the workplace – a vision dubbed One Robot for Every Person.
Dines is committed to ushering in the “automation first” era, helping businesses of all sizes digitize everyday business operations and apply AI to drive true digital transformation. This era brings tremendous value to businesses and new career opportunities for people – which is why Dines aims to democratize RPA via free training and software, as well through UiPath’s Academic Alliance program, which trains and certifies university students, youth, and traditionally underrepresented groups – with an eye toward preparing people for the jobs of the future.
Since incorporating UiPath in 2015, and moving its headquarters to New York in 2017, Dines has led the company through substantial growth – delivering intelligent automation solutions to thousands of companies around the world, including government agencies and many of the Fortune 500. He has raised more than $1B from top-tier venture capital firms, with a post-money valuation of $7B.
Dines began his engineering career at Microsoft where he designed and developed the SQL Server Agent. Still a hacker at heart, he is active in driving the company’s RPA platform and supporting the 250,000 developers who are building automations on UiPath’s RPA platform.