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Leor Grebler

The Internet of Things

Leor Grebler is a co-founder and CEO of Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (UCIC), a company dedicated to The Internet of Things (IoT) market space. UCIC’s initial IoT product offering is the Ubi – The Ubiquitous Computer – a voice activated computing device that offers instant access to information and control of home automation devices. Leor steers UCIC towards its goal of making interaction with technology more human and natural. The Ubi was one of the most successful Kickstarter participants in Canada in 2012 (and even prior to Kickstarter’s formal entry into Canada in September, 2013), ranking 4th in Canada, raising $229,000 from 1,190 backers, representing ~700% of UCIC’s fundraising goal of $36,000. UCIC’s Kickstarter participation led to the Ubi’s beta development, UCIC winning the N100 startup competition in September of 2013 and a seed financing award of from N100 of $100,000 as well as to the completion of an Angel funding round through the Maple Leaf Angels in October 2013, all of which enabled UCIC to meet its Kickstarter commitment of delivering over 2,000 fully functioning Ubis by January 2014. The Ubi has been favourably profiled in the media by TechCrunch, Fast Company, Wired and Lang & O’Leary, to name a few. Leor has over eight years of technology experience including IBM and Clearpath Robotics and has worked with several startups such as The Funding Portal, where he saw the company from its launch through its first funding rounds. He holds a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University. twitter: @theubi