Press room

Build with Microsoft - Video Interview with CEO & CTO

July 25th, 2017

Learn what local ISVs (Independent Software Companies), including, have built their applications on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and how the DX (Developer eXperience) team has helped them build out their modern platforms.

'Think Netflix - that's what we've built for CVs'

July 9th, 2017

THE ROMANIAN CO-FOUNDERS of recruitment technology startup have the undead to thank for their years-long friendship.Entrepreneur Andreea Wade moved from Transylvania to Dublin 15 years ago. Her business partner and childhood friend, Adrian Mihai, followed suit about a decade later. “We’re both from the same town,” Wade tells Fora. “We’ve known each other since we were teenagers.” The pair attended hackathon-style events organised by Mihai called ‘Dracula PC Parties’, borrowing the name from Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire. The gatherings would attract as many as 3,000 people.

Data Summit Dublin

June 15th, 2017

Andreea Wade, CEO speaks at Data Summit. The event, which took place at the Convention Centre in Dublin, was organised by the Department of the Taoiseach and the Government Data Forum. The summit brought together thought leaders from across the sector to discuss the social, technical and ethical issues that arise in the digitised world, especially trust and privacy.

Breakfast Business: Savings, AI recruitment & markets

June 14th, 2017

Newstalk Breakfast - Merrion Capital economist Alan McQuaid looks at the world of savings and credit. Andreea Wade on her new AI recruitment business and Goodbody's David Bergin on markets.

Who dares, scales: NDRC winners and judges emphasise sales

June 1st, 2017

Winning is one thing, but proving the product in the market? That’s the next step for NDRC’s latest cohort. After winning the top prize at the NDRC Investor Day, co-founder and CEO Andreea Wade is under no illusions about the next step in the company’s trajectory.

AI recruitment start-up gets €30,000 investment

May 31st 2017

Nine firms pitched to a panel of investors at the NDRC investor day on Wednesday, in sectors ranging from audio technology developments to self-cleaning cameras for the mining industry. The winner,, applies data science at the entry point of the recruitment process to inform recruiters and hiring managers who to speak to first and why.

Start-up of the week:

April 17th, 2017

Our start-up of the week is, which is using AI to make the recruitment process entirely data-driven. Employing AI enables users to narrow down candidate pools based on role-specific criteria, and data science can be used to help recruiters sharpen their game and not overlook important CVs or opportunities.

Career Zoo knows how to make your talent search easier: AI

Jan 25th, 2017

Does your company take part in recruitment events like Career Zoo? Do you get overwhelmed by the number of applicants? There may be a quick fix. Recruitment events can generate a near-overwhelming number of job applications for employers. But how can you separate the wheat from the chaff? Career Zoo may have hit upon the solution: artificial intelligence (AI). Career Zoo has announced a partnership with, a company that uses AI to make the recruitment process entirely data-driven, enabling users to narrow down candidate pools based on role-specific criteria.

Scala By The Bay

Nov 26th, 2016

Adrian Mihai, CTO and Co-Founder speaks at Scala By The Bay in San Francisco. Scala By the Bay is the yearly conference of SF Scala, the largest Scala meetup and community in the world, with the highest concentration of Scala developers and companies running Scala as a foundation of their global operations. Scala By the Bay is not just another tech conference. It is a learning institution, upholding thoughtful software engineering practices, enabling companies to build Twitter-scale reactive data pipelines, and sharing best practices for full-stack construction, from immutable containerized devops to backend, to front-end, with test-driven development, monitoring, continuous deployment, Machine Learning enabling user engagement, and more.

What this AI recruitment tech company sees

Nov 22nd, 2016

Our daily interactions with the recruitment industry compound into industry trends. Alive, observable and moving: who we meet, the conversations we are having, the use cases we discover and the market we serve are all telling the same story: the industry is on the move. It is changing. Here’s what we see happening: automation is changing the job description of the recruiter and the business model of the recruitment agency or job platform. It is changing how companies are hiring and how the candidate is interacting. Machine learning and AI technologies are creating change. This is inescapable. In all industries, all markets and territories.

Frustration with recruiters triggers start-up’s robotic response

Sep 15th, 2016

Fed up with the haphazard approach to hiring by tech recruiters amidst a major skills shortage, two seasoned tech executives have taken to artificial intelligence and data science to help recruiters sharpen their game. “Opening was born of frustration with the recruitment processes in the Irish tech market,” explained Opening CEO Andreea Wade who co-founded the company with CTO Adrian Mihai.

The robots are coming. Innovative Irish startup launches

Sep 6th, 2016

What pain point are you solving and why?

It’s simple. We build robot recruiters. All seeing, all knowing.

No, seriously.

Imagine never having to read a bad resume. Imagine knowing who the top 20 people are out of a list of 20 000. Or 2 million. This is what RECRUIT, one of our products does. Sure, it’s a young AI.

We trained it on tens of thousands of data points. It’s learning fast and learning well. The more data it gets, the better it understands concepts. Because it is no longer about keywords, it is about concept mining. The AI knows what java means, you don’t even have to type the keyword, it will surface relevance regardless.

'Robot' recruitment firm launches in Dublin

Sep 5th, 2016

A startup founded in Dublin that describes itself as a 'robot recruiter' is seeking to raise €500,000 in investment while aiming to partner with Irish recruiters and tech firms. founders Andreea Wade, a former head of product management and innovation at INM, and software developer Adrian Mihai - who has previously worked with Lufthansa and National Geographic - claim that using machine learning, web mining, semantic search and methods such as natural language processing, their intelligent software can pick out the best candidates for a defined role from tens of thousands of job applications or candidates in database.

Innovator Insights: Andreea Wade, CEO of Dublin-based Startup, @openingdublin

Aug 21st, 2016

A few things Andreea Wade has accomplished (in chronological order) in addition to being the CEO of an artificial intelligence startup automating the recruitment funnel:

- Started coding at age 15

- Started working as a journalist at age 16

- President of the Student Council (Secondary School)

- Board Member of the Student Council (College)

26 outstanding start-ups that smash the ‘boys’ club’ stereotype

Feb 17th, 2016

Just look at what wonderful things can happen when women-led start-ups get the support they deserve. A recent dissection of figures from the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA) by the Irish Independent found a disappointing trend in the Irish tech scene amongst start-ups. In the first 10 months of 2015, only 3pc of start-ups the IVCA reported to have secured funding were founded or co-founded by women, and a paltry 0.6pc had a female chief executive.

Thursday business showcase:

Aug 13rd, 2015

Describe the company

We are in the space of HR intelligence, automatically matching talent with Tech and Creative industry jobs. We use linguistics algorithms to identify patterns within the structure and phrasing of job posts and CVs, converting them into data points to match candidates to suitable jobs. In short, we do matching and recommending.