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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 Ratings3.7
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)866
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

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 4 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
Taipei, TW
Room D, 46F, No. 7, Xin Yi Rd., Sec.5,
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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

7 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 News and Updates

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...

Achievement Unlocked: Canonical Anbox Scales Android For Cloud Gaming

Mobile devices in the shape of smartphones and tablets have become massively more powerful, but very often it’s the power of the connected backend that makes them really functional and special in the eyes (and hands and fingers) of the user.
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Canonical Blogs

Productivity corner: editors, editors, editors

Text editors are a curious product. On one hand, they are simple, no-nonsense digital pads for taking notes, without any embellishments or visual styling. On the other, they are powerful code and data toolboxes, allowing for a great deal of flexibility and innovation. Indeed, software developers, We…

Telefonica Brazil selects Canonical’s Charmed OpenStack for industry-leading cloud-based online charging system

13th January 2021 – Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, today announced that its Charmed OpenStack has been selected by Telefonica Brazil to – in a first for the region – migrate its online charging system (OCS) to its private cloud, Unica Next. The transformation project will see eight private clou…

PostgreSQL security: The PgMiner botnet attacks explained

Assuring the security of PostgreSQL and all open source database systems is critical as many learned with the PgMiner botnet attacks in December 2020. Having an understanding of, and visibility into, how these attacks happen and following standard best practices is the best way to make sure that you…

Time to Branch Out

Branches are an under-used but important feature of the Snap Store publishing capabilities. Indeed as I’m writing this post, I’ve never had a need to use the feature, and I’ve been publishing snaps for four and a half years. Let’s fix that! Start with acorns The rationale for branches is simple. Eac…

OpenStack for telcos by Canonical

Learn how Charmed OpenStack offers telcos fast networking, security, stability of performance, and optimal SDN and storage options.

Improving CLI output with jq

Welcome back to our series on MAAS CLI operations. In our previous post, we learned how to acquire and deploy machines using the MAAS CLI. It was also evident that the JSON output from the allocate and deploy commands was very lengthy for even one machine — so you can imagine how large a list […]
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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 866 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 4 other locations.

  • How many offices does Canonical have?

    Canonical has 8 offices.