We’re Hiring!


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By Kerry Liu on February 7, 2018

It’s been an exciting 2018 and it’s only February! Today we announced that Rubikloud is adding 60 jobs in our Toronto office following our successful Series B round secured in early January, raising $37m USD. In our last blog post, I outlined our 3 major goals for the year: 1) Accelerate practical AI adoption for …

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With $37m Raised from Series B, We’ll Be Using AI to Disrupt Retail


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By Kerry Liu on January 3, 2018

Today we announced that Rubikloud has raised $37m USD in our Series B investment round. We are thrilled to have Intel Capital as the lead investor for this round, alongside investments from iNovia Capital and OTEAF. All three of these new investors, and our existing investors (Horizons Ventures and Access Industries), share in our vision …

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Rubikloud at the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining 2017


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By Kanchana Padmanabhan on October 23, 2017

We are super excited to be chosen to host a workshop titled Workshop on Big Data & Data Science in Retail at the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), a top-tier research conference in data mining. The workshop will bring together academic researchers and industry professionals from all over the world to present and …

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Stop Cheapening Our Tech Sector by Quoting Our “Cheap” Engineers


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By Kerry Liu on March 15, 2017

An Open Letter to the Ontario Tech Community: I have been torn recently. The Ontario tech community – specifically the Toronto and KW corridor – has been getting a lot of well-deserved global press. See the CBC’s article about building our very own “Silicon Valley North”. The issue is that every time I read an article, …

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Cutting through the hype: The real benefits of machine learning


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By Kerry Liu on February 7, 2017

Yesterday we publicly announced our largest retail partnership to date. We are honoured and excited to partner with A.S Watson as their preferred vendor for a global roll out of machine learning applications. Over the past year, we have worked diligently with various leaders in the A.S Watson Group and have been impressed with how …

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First in, First Out (FIFO) at OneEleven


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By Kerry Liu on February 27, 2016

I’m sorry but the Chartered Accountant in me couldn’t resist the terrible accounting joke.  Rubikloud has decided to move out of our first office here at 111 Richmond (www.oneeleven.com) – Canada’s first community for data driven start-ups.  We were one of the first start-ups to join this community and have recently decided to move into …

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Halting Product Engineering for a Month: Our December Data Run


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By Kerry Liu on February 25, 2016

Let me begin by apologizing for my lack of posts the past few months. In my defense, things have been incredibly busy and Laura has done an excellent job of creating relevant and valuable content. December is going to be the Rubikloud “data run” month. Our entire team (including myself) will be halting new product …

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#StartupsWarmupTO


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By Taylor Longfield on January 5, 2016

Tis the season for giving back and what better way to warm up the city during this cold front than a clothing drive? We have teamed up with startups across the city to collect housewares, small electronics, toys, and, of course, warm clothes, for the Oasis Clothing Bank. Unlike large corporations with large budgets, Oasis …

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More Startups, More Money


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By Taylor Longfield on November 19, 2015

It is without a doubt that the startup ecosystem in Canada is thriving. In 2013, three Canadian locations placed in the top 20 most active cities for startup growth- Toronto 8th, Vancouver 9th, and Waterloo 16th.

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We are Launching RUDI!


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By Dan Theirl on October 2, 2015

It’s time to share the amazing work and progress the Rubikloud team made on our platform! Check out our new video here. Today Rubikloud is launching an end-to-end retail intelligence platform, named RUDI, that will transform the retail landscape forever. No longer will multi-channel retailers need expensive long-term multi-year Big Data projects. No longer will …

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Were the Pan Am games worth it? Bring back the Centennial Exposition


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By Kerry Liu on August 13, 2015

What does $2.5 Billion dollars buy you these days? The Pan Am games are over and there is an unsettling feeling across Toronto and Southern Ontario about the outrageous price tag. We all know this money could have been spent fixing the Gardiner, extending the Subway or tackling a host of other city wide issues, …

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Conferences 101:


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By Laura Leslie on June 25, 2015

Some events can be pulled together last minute with only a few days of frantic turn around. Locations can change and guest speakers can back out, but the show will go on. Conferences on the other hand need to be meticulously executed, with no details overlooked. The long-term preparation is easily the most difficult factor …

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Meet RUDI


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By Laura Leslie on June 17, 2015

Last week at Rubikloud we released version 1 of our RUDI platform…

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The elusive Canadian Unicorns: Now and Then


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By Laura Leslie on May 8, 2015

Everyone is talking about Shopify and Hootsuite, the elusive unicorns of our Canadian startup community. A “unicorn” in the tech industry refers to a startup company with a valuation of close to, or over $1 billion dollars.

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Hiring Values: How we are adding new faces every month!


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By Kerry Liu on March 24, 2015

We have raised our Series A and are doubling the size of our team. Excuse my cliché but we need to cross the infamous chasm. We need to build a great technology company and we need to execute while watching over our shoulders for threats at every corner.

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One Step Closer!


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By Kerry Liu on January 20, 2015

Today marks a critical day for Rubikloud. We just announced the closing of a $7 million Series A round led by some very strategic and critical funding partners across the world. We’re thrilled to be working with such a great group of investors and entrepreneurs! I’m proud of our team for everything we have accomplished …

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Official Announcement: Series A Financing


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By Laura Leslie on January 19, 2015

  Retail Intelligence Platform Rubikloud Raises $7M in Series A Funding to  Support Global Demand Funding round enables Rubikloud to capitalize on opportunities in North America and Asia   Toronto, Ontario – January 19, 2015 – Rubikloud Technologies Inc. (@Rubikloud) announced today that it has raised $7 million in an oversubscribed Series A financing round, …

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Off to Collingwood we go!


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By Kerry Liu on January 12, 2015

2014 was the year for “Rubikloud Labs.” I use the word labs because we were iterating and trying many different things with our retail customers and partners. Some of it we scrapped and some of it we have productized. We have been so fortunate to work with such large retailers, it truly helped us shape a …

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Artists and their tools


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By Laura Leslie on December 12, 2014

I’ve never given too much thought to the keyboard I use, my laptop came with one that for obvious reasons seemed like the natural choice. It wasn’t until I started working at Rubikloud did I notice the variety of keyboard possibilities. Large and small, quiet and loud, number pads or not, keyboards evidently come in …

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Back to the Future with Neil Laing


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By Laura Leslie on November 27, 2014

Neil Laing is our Director of UI/UX and has seen the transformation that took companies from marketing magazines to websites, and mailing lists to email campaigns. He knows a lot about user-experience and creating brands, and he’s seen the obstacles technology has had to overcome to get us to where we are today. When Laing entered …

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Canada’s Startup Communities Part 2: Talent Attraction


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By Laura Leslie on November 17, 2014

In my last post I touched on the strong support system and available resources for our blooming startup communities in Canada. The rock-solid foundation we offer entrepreneurs is an easy competition to enter with Silicon Valley. Talent attraction however, is not. In recent years losing top talent to the USA has been a serious concern …

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Canada’s Startup Communities: Shining brighter than the California sun


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By Laura Leslie on November 7, 2014

Silicon Valley may be the first place that comes to mind when you think of tech startups, but when considering resources, financial support, and a welcoming atmosphere, Canada has been steadily putting itself on the map. The startup communities in cities such as Vancouver, Waterloo, Toronto,  Calgary and Montreal have proven to be a sought after …

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3 High-Tech Halloween Costumes for Your Inner Nerd


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By Laura Leslie on October 31, 2014

I think we can all agree costumes that require effort, intelligence and some technical know-how are more interesting than the average ‘sexy nurse’ costume you pick-up at the nearest pop-up shop. For all you nerds out there, here are some of the coolest technically advanced DIY Halloween costumes. You won’t find fish-nets or crop tops …

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Insider View into the Product Team of a Startup


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By Dan Theirl on September 4, 2014

Designing, building and marketing a product in the startup world is a very different process than that of a mature business. There are similarities, but the approach has to deviate from the norm for a  startup to succeed. Yes, a larger company can implement agile methodologies, short-term sprints and goal oriented product roadmaps, but startup …

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A few lessons


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By Kerry Liu on August 18, 2014

It’s been a year and a half since I started Rubikloud with Dan and Frank. As we gear up for probably the biggest push in our company’s history (product, customers, team), I wanted to share a few important lessons I have learned as a start-up CEO: 1) Spend 30% of your time focused on hiring. …

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Rubikloud and Joyent Join Forces


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By Laura Leslie on July 10, 2014

This past January we set out to find the perfect cloud provider for our platform. In previous months we had been provided services from Amazon, and then eventually through the BizSpark program we were given a credit that allowed us to explore other options. With that credit we decided to go the Microsoft route and …

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Announcement Alert: A Joyous Partnership between Rubikloud and Joyent


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By Laura Leslie on July 8, 2014

We are pleased to announce that today Rubikloud officially made its way on to Joyent’s Partner Page. We are proudly dawning the top row spot under the “Data” column! Check it out at – http://www.joyent.com/partners Joyent is steadily becoming one of the major players in Cloud Infrastructure, and we are thrilled to be a part …

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Marketing Hustle & Talent- Welcome Laura!


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By Kerry Liu on July 7, 2014

For those of you who have been following Rubikloud we have always taken a pretty low key and “stealthy” approach towards our marketing and content. This was for a variety of reasons (busy working on product market fit, working with early customers, hiring, etc etc). While we are still heads down focused on product and …

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Bold 48hrs in the valley (more like 60hrs)


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By Kerry Liu on June 22, 2014

Last week I spent three days in the Valley as part of The C100’s 48 hours in the valley program. Normally when I’m in the valley, I’m either fund raising or working with customers. It was refreshing to  spend a few days absorbing the energy of fellow entrepreneurs and “relaxing” through sessions. This is a …

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The Sweet Spot of Start-Up Life


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By Kerry Liu on January 22, 2014

Let me begin by apologizing for the two month “MIA.” There really is no excuse, and our team is going to become better at producing regular content. Connecting with our target audiences is an important value for Rubikloud, so please consider this the official “re-launch” of our blog. So what have we been doing over …

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Hiring and Applying at a Start-Up


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By Kerry Liu on November 28, 2013

Rubikloud is hiring right now, but not just for normal engineers- for early employees. I was having a conversation last week with one of our angel investors and a good friend who’s had a front row seat to the creation of some of the most successful tech companies in the world (i.e Facebook, Palantir, etc). …

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And…we’re funded!


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By Kerry Liu on November 19, 2013

Today we announced our seed round (see the details below). This post is our first chance to publicly talk about the round. I’m generally a direct guy, so this post will be no different. Rubikloud has always been very fortunate in two areas: We have co-founders who have worked together before and know each other …

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HackingHealth in Toronto!


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By Dan Theirl on November 11, 2013

Over the weekend, I finally saw what a hackathon is all about. I observed the MaRS HackingHealth hackathon in Toronto on Saturday and watched in the full glory programmers and health professionals come up with inventive solutions to the inefficiencies of the health care system. It was a well organized event where participants used Sparkboard …

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Yet Another Welcome


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By Frank Thomas on November 5, 2013

Hello world and welcome to our blog! If you’re wondering why there are two welcome posts – this blog is being maintained by the two technical co-founders of Rubikloud Technologies. This blog will be where my colleague (Dan Theirl), and I (Frank Thomas) will document our thoughts and experiences as we navigate the world of …

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Welcome!


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By Dan Theirl on November 3, 2013

Hello Everyone, Thank you so much for visiting Rubikloud’s Official Blog.  You will never guess what I discovered yesterday.. we have the capacity to process over a 1 million events per second through our real-time engine and this is just the beginning as we begin the process of scaling our infrastructure.  Amazing how distributed computing …

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