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Canonical is a company that develops the Ubuntu operating system. It also provides commercial services and solutions for Ubuntu, and works with hardware manufacturers, software vendors, and public clouds to certify Ubuntu.

HQLondon, GB
Employee Ratings3.8
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2021)865(-1%)
Job Openings139
Cybersecurity ratingDMore

Key People/Management at Canonical

Mark Shuttleworth

Mark Shuttleworth

Founder & CEO
Neil French

Neil French

Tom Canning

Tom Canning

Vice President of Global Sales IoT and Devices
Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

Vice President of Application Services
Eric Driffort

Eric Driffort

Vice Presiden, International Cloud Division
Chris Huffman

Chris Huffman

Vice President of Sales
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Canonical Office Locations

Canonical has offices in London, Austin, Boston, Beijing and in 3 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
5th Floor, Blue Fin Building 110 Southwark Street
Beijing, CN
1 Jianguomen Outer St, Guo Mao, Chaoyang Qu
Shanghai, CN
Room 1246, 12F No. 331 North Caoxi Road
Douglas, IM
One Circular Road
Chiyoda City, JP
2 Chome-11-1 Nagatacho
Austin, TX, US
2301 W Anderson Ln
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Canonical Financials and Metrics

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Canonical total Funding

$12.8 m

Canonical latest funding size

$12.80 m

Time since last funding

8 years ago
Canonical's latest funding round in August 2013 was reported to be $12.8 m. In total, Canonical has raised $12.8 m
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Canonical Operating Metrics

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Canonical Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

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Canonical Canada Limited
Canonical China Ltd
Canonical Group Limited (Taiwan Branch)
Canonical japan K.K Limited
Canonical UK Limited
Canonical USA Inc

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Canonical Online and Social Media Presence

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Canonical News and Updates

DFI and Canonical offer risk-free system updates and reduced software lead times for the IoT ecosystem

TAIPEI, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- DFI and Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, signed the IoT Hardware Certification Partner Program. DFI is the world's first industrial computer manufacturer to offer Ubuntu-certified IoT hardware ready for the over-the-air software update. The online...

Google and Canonical bring Flutter apps to Linux and the Snap Store

Google is partnering with the Ubuntu Desktop team at Canonical to bring Linux support to its open source UI framework Flutter. Today’s Linux alpha announcement means Flutter developers can now deploy their apps to the Snap store or any other modern Linux deployment. Flutter group product manager Tim…

Google and Canonical partner to support Flutter-based apps on Linux

Google LLC’s said today it’s forging a partnership with Canonical Ltd.’s Ubuntu Desktop team to support applications built using its Flutter framework on Linux-based computer systems. Flutter is a framework that’s used by developers to build “native” apps on multiple operating systems, including An…

2 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Canonical And Ubuntu 20.04

Canonical has a team of engineers in Taipei working some magic...
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Canonical Blogs

The State of Robotics – March 2021

It’s never too late to learn. As any reinforcement learning agent, we get rewarded by the new knowledge that we acquire. Likewise, we learn by doing, by rolling up our sleeves and getting to work. (Do you want a hands-on book on Reinforcement Learning? Here is my personal favourite) March has shown …

Kubernetes 1.21 available from Canonical

Today, Canonical announces full enterprise support for Kubernetes 1.21, from cloud to edge. Canonical Kubernetes support covers MicroK8s, Charmed Kubernetes and kubeadm. Starting with 1.21, moving forward Canonical commits to supporting N-2 releases as well as providing extended security maintenance…

How to make your first snap

Snaps are a way to package your software so it is easy to install on Linux. If you’re a snap developer already or you’re a part of the Linux community, and you care about how software is deployed, and you’re well versed in how software is packaged, and are tuned into the discussions around packaging…

Hardened ROS with 10 year security from Open Robotics and Canonical

Canonical ROS ESM customers now can access a long-term supported ROS and Ubuntu environment by the Ubuntu and ROS experts. Learn more about ROS ESM. 6 April 2021: Canonical and Open Robotics announced today a partnership for Robot Operating System (ROS) Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) and enterp…

What is ROS Extended Security Maintenance?

Developing robots is not like building apps or IoT devices. Robots balance complex features such as scene awareness, social intelligence, physical intelligence, communication, dialogue, learning from interaction, memory, long-term autonomy, safe failure… the list goes on and on.  As a result, roboti…

Ceph Pacific 16.2.0 is now available

April 1st 2021 – Today, Ceph upstream released the first stable version of ‘Pacific’, a full year after the last stable release ‘Octopus’. Pacific focuses on usability and cross-platform integrations, with exciting features such as iSCSI and NFS promoted to stable or major dashboard enhancements. Th…
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Canonical Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Canonical founded?

    Canonical was founded in 2004.

  • Who are Canonical key executives?

    Canonical's key executives are Mark Shuttleworth, Neil French and Tom Canning.

  • How many employees does Canonical have?

    Canonical has 869 employees.

  • Who are Canonical competitors?

    Competitors of Canonical include Docker, Red Hat and MontaVista Software.

  • Where is Canonical headquarters?

    Canonical headquarters is located at 5th Floor, Blue Fin Building 110 Southwark Street, London.

  • Where are Canonical offices?

    Canonical has offices in London, Austin, Boston, Beijing and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does Canonical have?

    Canonical has 9 offices.