Opening.io

Opening.io is an artificial intelligence platform that aims to narrow down candidate pools based on role-specific criteria, founded in 2015 by two Romanian serial entrepreneurs based in Ireland.

Opening.io uses data science to help recruiters sharpen their game and not overlook important CVs or opportunities.

Andreea Wade, the company's CEO, has a background in programming, journalism, product management, business development and entrepreneurship. She was involved in running the Irish wing of an EU-funded accelerator and was Head of Product for one of Ireland’s largest media organisation.

CTO Adrian Mahai was heavily involved in the development processes of entities like Lufthansa, National Geographic, Magnum Photos, WWF and the Rational Group of companies.

“We built the product, we built the tech and now we have to sell, sell, sell”

- Andreea Wade

“Opening.io provides matching, predicting, recommending and intelligent search technology for résumé databases and job platforms,” said Wade. 

“We can plug into any entity that has candidates and job openings. We sit at the very beginning of the recruitment funnel, between sourcing and interviewing, performing pre-screening automation.”

After launching Version 1.0 of the product in September 2016, Opening.io joined NDRC’s accelerator programme the next January and was mentored throughout by NDRC’s Venture Investment Leader, Dermot Casey. It also began a trial with Career Zoo at this time.

Opening.io’s unique technology, global ambition and track record of attracting customers at an early stage impressed the judges at NDRC’s Investor Day in Spring 2017 and led the company to be chosen as the overall winner.

Although the award was deserved validation, it did not avert the founders from the next step to scaling up. “We built the product, we built the tech and now we have to sell, sell, sell.”