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ThinkData Works selected as an approved vendor for the Canadian Government AI standing order

Toronto - January 23rd, 2019 - ThinkData Works Inc. (ThinkData) has been pre-qualified by the Government of Canada to deliver contracts worth up to $9M related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) services, solutions, and products. The list of qualified providers was announced on January 15, 2019, and was the result of an Invitation to Qualify published through Public Services and Procurement…
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Assent Compliance Receives Over $100 Million (CAD$130 Million) Growth Equity Investment from Warburg Pincus

OTTAWA – October 23, 2018 – Assent Compliance (“Assent” or “the company”), the Ottawa-based leader in supply chain data management software, today announced the receipt of an over $100 million (CAD$130 million) investment from Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing. The investment will enable Assent to enhance its proprietary software and supply chain data…
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ThinkData partners with the Vector Institute to provide AI research platform

TORONTO, ON - ThinkData Works, Inc. (ThinkData) has announced a partnership with the Vector Institute (Vector) that will provide Vector AI researchers and partners with a platform for fundamental and applied AI research. “There is a lot of potential to apply AI techniques to gain insight and create new business solutions using publicly available data,” says Bryan Smith, Co-Founder and…
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ThinkData closes investment from OTEAF to fuel global expansion

TORONTO, ON - ThinkData Works, Inc. (ThinkData) has announced an investment from the OpenText Enterprise Apps Fund (OTEAF). The funds will be used to support ThinkData’s global expansion. The transaction will also see Tony van Marken, General Partner at OTEAF, join ThinkData’s Board of Directors. ThinkData’s platform allows organizations to access data from hundreds of public sources and helps enterprises transform…
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Rubikloud Expands AI Presence in Toronto With 60 New Jobs

One of the biggest AI companies in Canada is expanding their reach and bringing more talent in. Rubikloud has unveiled that they will be adding 60 new jobs in Toronto following their $37 million Series B round of funding in early January. The new roles will span several fields and industries such as data science, engineering, sales, operations, finance and…
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Q4 releases iris™, a new artificial intelligence engine for investor relations

NEW YORK, NY, January 17, 2018 - Q4 Inc., a global leader in cloud based investor relations announced today the release of iris™, the company’s new AI engine designed to revolutionize the IR services space. By integrating machine learning, big data analytics and NLP to analyze and process high volumes of fragmented market data, iris is empowering public companies across…
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Rubikloud scores $37 million investment to bring intelligence to retail industry

TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2018 -- The retail industry is one that’s rife for disruption by technology. Under intense pressure from giants like Amazon and Walmart, retailers are often stuck using legacy systems and are ill-equipped to compete using the latest tools. Rubikloud announced a $37 million investment today to help retailers attack the modernization problem with cloud tools built with…