UiPath raises again, VA begins it's search for an RPA provider, Podcasts and more

RPA Weekly for Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

It’s been a whole two weeks since someone raised millions of dollars for RPA, I was starting to get worried.

Robotic process automation leader UiPath raises $225M in late-stage round

Venture Beat: “While the new round is roughly half the $568 million UiPath raised last April, it catapults the New York-based company’s post-money valuation to $10.2 billion, up from $7 billion in 2019 and $3 billion in 2018.”

Techcrunch: “One of the factors that’s attracting so much investor interest is its growth rate, which Gupta says is continuing on an upward trajectory, even during the pandemic as companies look for ways to automate. In fact, he reports that recurring revenue has grown from $100 million to $400 million over the last 24 months.”

VA formally begins the process of RPA

In a recently released RFI, the VA is “investigating automation solutions to streamline the flow of external clinical document sets into its Electronic Health Record (EHR) system”

More: GCN, sam.gov

The A/V Club

MakerPad Podcast: Sagi Eliyahu - CEO & Co-Founder of Tonkean (Podcast)

The founder of a “No-Code” platform talks about empowering employees to be makers and how “No-Code” will go mainstream.

Data Transforming Business Podcast: S4E1: The Evolution and Revolution of RPA Today (Podcast)

Rob Hughes from Automation Anywhere talks about what’s driving RPA adoption and demonstrates compelling use cases for it.

Formulated Automation: RPA News & Robocode GA Release Preview

This week we talk about the latest RPA news and go over Robocorps recent public launch of Robocloud, Robocode, and Robohub.

OpenSAP Podcast: Learn How to Automate Processes with SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation

OpenSAP talks to Laurent Hurtebize, their RPA expert, talks about the automation space in general along with SAP’s Intelligent Automation offering.

UiPath Tech Evenings: Challenges of Building Scalable Products - Daniel Dines & Bobby Patrick (YouTube)

UiPath’s CEO and CMO share the challenges of scaling a product and corporate culture. Not directly related to RPA, but an interesting look at how UiPath views itself from the top.

Data Scraping to Excel - UiPath Tutorial for Beginners #6 (YouTube)

Anders Jensen demonstrates data-scraping in UiPath with a bot that fetches information about COBOL books on Amazon.

I Built a Bot Which Raps an Eminem Song | UiPath RPA (YouTube)

In the words of Ian Malcolm, just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

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