INside Performance Marketing
Top 50 Industry Players from 2017
Toronto Startup Granted $7 Million for Helping Retailers get “Data Ready”
Image Credit  Christian Schnettelker Creative Commons license

Toronto Startup Granted $7 Million for Helping Retailers get “Data Ready”


A Toronto-based startup which helps retailers boost their revenue through the effective management of data has raised $7 million in Series-A funding.

In a private investment round led by TOM Group and Ule, Rubikloud Technologies brought its total funding over the last 12 months up to $8.5 million. Part of the new cash injection will go towards expanding the company’s engineering and data science team - a vital area of a business which prides itself on being able to collect retailer data for use in a variety of scenarios. 

The firm claims that it will be announcing a number of customer and industry partnerships over the coming months as more retailers move over to the world of omni-channel shopping. 

Putting data first

Rubikloud’s core expertise is in helping retailers to gather and analyse the rich banks of data they have at their disposal in order to drive revenue. Any useful information can then be applied in a range of situations, allowing retailers to enhance their efforts in marketing, customer experience and price optimisation among others.       

The company claims that such services are ideal for retailers looking to become “big data ready” amid the explosion of omni-channel shopping models.

Rubikloud had only raised $1.5 million before this week’s investment round, but Kerry Liu, the company’s co-founder and CEO, is keen to make up for lost time.

“Omni-channel retailers are waking up to the fact that the future of retail will be data driven. If they don’t understand their customer across all their channels, they will become obsolete or lose their brand recognition and loyalty. 

“We have seen tremendous customer growth in North America and Asia, and this round will allow us to double down on our product and customer efforts,” she commented. 

Continue the conversation

Got a question or comment – tweet Richard @RichToweyPI or comment on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIN.

Richard Towey

Richard Towey

Richard is a former head of content at PerformanceIN. After many years spent covering developments from the automotive, sports, travel and finance sectors, he eventually turned his full attention to reporting on stories from the fast-evolving world of digital marketing. 

Read more from Richard

You may also like…