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“Youneeq personalizes media, drives action and adapts to ever-evolving technologies and needs.”
Youneeq uses big data and proprietary machine learning algorithms to accomplish behavioral targeting (not A/B testing) for users on the internet.
Youneeq has a presence in the Canadian market and a growing client base in the USA. Youneeq is expanding into the Brazilian, South African, UK and Asia markets.
Youneeq provides its clients with a recommendation service coupled with a suite of related analytical tools. Youneeq uses big data and proprietary, patent pending process and intelligent organic algorithms to recommend accurately in real time what the user would be interested in seeing.
Youneeq’s recommendation service is deployed on clients’ sites as a publisher’s Content Management System (CMS) plugin or a set of scripts which serve track behavior of site visitors and manage presentation of recommendations.
Youneeq’s is simple , scalable , profitable and requires little to no client side resources to manage once installed. Its a true fire and forget solution with little to no risk.
Murray Galbraith founded one of the oldest digital media game review websites on the Internet in 1995. He’s been actively involved in Internet marketing and the business of the Internet since Game-boyz inception.
Murray understands the many pains digital media websites can experience, as he’s been through similar circumstances. He’s been consulting and speaking about this for many years, including industry events such as CES.
With over 18 years of Internet marketing experience, Murray has worked with and consulted for many high profile companies, including: Microsoft games, Nintendo, Sony, Disney Corporation, Acer, EA, Activision, Sierra, Vivendi, Encyclopedia Britannica and many others.
Mark Walker is a 30-year veteran of the media business. Most recently he was responsible for the operations, sales and marketing of Black Press Groups digital properties, including over 90 websites and a number of verticals. Prior to that assignment, Walker was responsible for Black Press’ newspaper operations in southern British Columbia.
In addition to digital and newspaper operations, Walker has provided business development and operations management services to a range of digital asset management, software development and open source enterprises.
Rob holds a PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Waterloo
Rob Wylie’s primary technical interest concerns the design, construction and deployment of competent software systems to support and/or automate technical decision-making. Rob has 20 years experience building, deploying and testing “intelligent” systems for equipment/process monitoring, diagnosis, scheduling and optimization in a range of sectors (pulp and paper, mining, aviation, energy, manufacturing).
In addition to this experience doing collaborative R&D with large industrial players, Rob’s work over the past decade as an Industry Technology Advisor (for NRC’s IRAP program) has given him insight into the specific market, finance and management challenges confronted by early stage technology SMEs.
Rob’s specialties include: R&D project and group management, physical systems simulation and modeling; model based knowledge representation and reasoning; rule based and case based reasoning techniques; system architectures for knowledge based high level control and decision support/automation.
With a diverse technology career under his belt Mike Lally offers a unique multi-faceted voice to any project. He has worked as a consultant for some of the largest companies in the industry such as IBM and EDS, and also assisted small to mid-size companies as their needs expand.
Michael comes from an engineering background, switching to Information Technology early on in his career. From there his skills in writing custom software and working with complex data sets pushed him further towards programming, the area where he has focussed for most of the last ten years. As a senior software developer Michael has worked with a wide range of programming architectures and platforms including Unix, Linux, Windows, Mac OS 6.x – 10.x, SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, MySQL, PostreSQL, Java, Python, Pearl, PHP, C, C++, Visual Basic, ASP, .NET, C#, ASP.NET.
Some of his latest work includes writing the simulation engine for one of the most widely accredited medical simulations in Diabetes education, and leading the development on an e-learning solution used by numerous training departments within the pharmaceutical industry.
John Walker is a Chartered Accountant with 40 years of business experience progressing from public accounting and consulting to a Controller-ship followed by Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Development roles. He has experience working in Canada, the UK, Australia and the United States for both large and small enterprises. He is a dual citizen of Canada and America.
John is entrepreneurial and has also worked in companies with as many as 23,000 employees. His industry sector experience has included manufacturing, materials, education, publishing and the media industry.
Mr. Walker is currently consulting to several companies primarily in the areas of mergers , acquisitions, partnership formation, and financing’s. He is also active on several volunteer boards and committees relating to skiing and sailing and is Treasurer and a Director of a charity. He remains active in sports, particularly skiing and sailing.
Niko Rebenich holds a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria and has a background Information Theory, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning. He was previously employed with BlackBerry and Bosch and is now helping Youneeq to push the boundaries of language understanding and knowledge extraction. Niko is an expert in dealing with messy and unstructured data and developed efficient algorithms to asses the similarity of information for his Masters and PhD work with his current research focusing on developing scalable systems for Natural Language Understanding and content-based filtering recommenders. Niko is fluent in Python, Scala, and, R with an interest in Deep Learning using Spark, TensorFlow and Theano. He joins the R&D team at Youneeq to build the next generation of adaptive semantic and context aware recommenders that strive for a more complete understanding of user needs and push beyond of what collaborative filtering-based approaches are currently capable of.
Steve Graham is an accomplished technical architect with over 30 years of experience developing software for a range of platforms and technologies. With a strong technical background, including a degree in Electronic Engineering, Steve’s focus has been to provide solutions that solve user’s real needs.
Steve provides high level strategic technical vision, analysis of requirements, and identification of key abstractions and definition of the overall architecture.
For Municipal Software, now part of MS Govern, Steve has spent over eighteen years guiding the evolution of their core CityView product through numerous technology generations and architectures. In 2002, CityView was the world-wide winner of the Microsoft Certified Partner Awards in the Packaged Application category. Steve has also been an architectural consultant to AbeBooks and inHance.
Josh Erickson has a background in parallel computing, distributed systems and machine learning. He received his M.Sc. in Computer Science and B.SEng. from the University of Victoria. His thesis, titled ‘An Evaluation of Computational Methods for Data Prediction’, compares prediction accuracy and speed of common machine learning techniques and explores the impact of varying data set dimensions. Josh has been a primary designer and developer on a wide variety of software projects prior to joining Youneeq. Some of these include parallel video processing, distributed job queueing for near-field tsunami detection and impact assessment, and automated, unobtrusive management of end-users’ computers in a remote IT support environment.
Now a member of Youneeq, Josh has recently turned his focus to data mining and analytics. Primarily involved in research and development, Josh is responsible for building software that delivers insights and adds improvements to Youneeq’s services. Josh enjoys working with new technologies and building solutions that address challenging problems.
Mark Pierce is a highly motivated developer with strong leadership skills and a desire to always improve the quality of the company offerings. A recent graduate of the Computer Science program at the University of Victoria; Mark excels in C#, Python, Java, SQL, and is ever expanding his repertoire of skills in the bleeding edge technologies that he works with on a daily basis. As an integration specialist for Youneeq he has built custom content presentations that are utilized on many leading digital publishing sites throughout North America.
Alex Smith received his B.Sc in Computing Science from Vancouver Island University in 2014. Along with his technical background, he brings digital media, design, and customer interaction skills to the team.
Alex has experience in a variety of areas, including web development, game development and database management, and enjoys exploring new techniques and technlogies. He has worked with many different platforms, such as MySQL, Cassandra, Java, C++, Scala, Ruby, and others.
Currently, he is focusing on functional programming techniques and investigating new ways to bring recommended content to customers.
David Bell is a graduate of the Computer Science program at the University of Victoria. He has experience working with C, Python, Java and SQL, among others platforms. While his primary responsibilities are those of a systems administrator David is also involved in crafting presentations for clients, trouble-shooting existing code and developing exciting new ways to expand our service for existing customers. David is very excited to expand his technical knowledge by launching his career at a company working with cutting-edge technologies and to be part of the technical team here at Youneeq.
Youneeq is an award winning SaaS B2B technology company based in Victoria B.C
Predictive Analytics and Data mining is forecasted to be the primary investment and acquisition target for the next 5 years. Youneeq is experiencing strong growth in both revenues and customers. We have an exceptional management team, defensible I.P, strong differentiation strategy and serving a growth market.
The company is IRAP approved, SRED eligible and have our Eligible Business Corporation status. This means we have excellent investment opportunities, and the R&D vehicles in place to ensure the long term viability of the solution and protect your investment.
Youneeq is also a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, BizSpark Program, Microsoft Developer Network, Amazon Web Services, Amazon and Windows Azure program.
Please direct all investment inquiries via email to info at youneeq.ca.