Romanian recruitment startup SmartDreamers raises €1.2 M to further expand globally

Photo: SmartDreamers Instagram

Romanian social media recruitment automation startup SmartDreamers, has raised €1.2 million in a new investment round closed this October, European media announced. Reportedly the new fund will be used for SmartDreamers to expand globally.

Adrian Daniel Cernat, CEO, Founder at SmartDreamers / Photo: Adrian’s LinkedIn Profile

“Four years ago we were looking fearfully at the global market from a small town in Romania; now, we are bravely addressing it. Top brands are running recruitment marketing campaigns in regions such as the United States, Singapore, Australia, and the UK”, said Adrian Daniel Cernat, the CEO and co-founder of SmartDreamers, local media reported.

Besides in Europe, SmartDreamers has made their first steps in the United States, Singapore and Australia, hiring people who will ensure business development and expand SmartDreamers’ customer portfolio. But the startup doesn’t plan to stop here. According to the media reports, the plan is to expand their operations in Europe as well, with the primary focus in Paris, Munich, or London.

The Romanian Venture Capital Fund – GapMinder – led the investment round, in partnership with Catalyst Romania, the first private equity and venture capital fund in Romania.

Dan Mihaescu, Founding Partner at GapMinder Venture Partners / Photo: Dan’s LinkedIn Profile

”The global recruitment market requires automated recruitment marketing solutions, and SmartDreamers has proven it can grow in a fast way. We are encouraged by the track so far and we are pleased to help build a global leader in the recruitment marketing automation market (RMA),” Dan Mihăescu, Founding Partner of GapMinder Venture Partners explained.

Launched in 2014,  SmartDreamers is a Recruitment Marketing Automation platform that empowers recruitment teams to smartly advertise jobs across the web. Integrated with Facebook, Google Ads, YouTube, Snap, Instagram, publishers and niche websites, SmartDreamers streamlines the recruitment marketing processes. According to the startup’s data with the help of SmartDreamers, recruiters can easily reach the other 80% of possible candidates that don’t spend time on classical job platforms. All the features for automated job advertisement are integrated with your favorites ATS, making SmartDreamers a perfect fit in each company software ecosystem. Companies such as Uber, Vodafone, Siemens, Orange, IBM and are just of the many worlds know companies that use SmartDreamers platform to recruit talent.

GapMinder, on the other hand, is a Venture Capital Fund based in Bucharest, Romania targeting IT Software and Services start-ups in Central Eastern Europe. Their main focus is Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A stages startups lead by thoughtful founders who are determined to become global entrepreneurs and to rewrite the place of Romania in the global tech arena.

Founded by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs, GapMinder plans to invest and support the most disruptive and bold innovations pushing limits and creating a positive impact on the community and the overall society.