Intelligent Learning at Scale

We are a passionate team that is transforming the way we learn so students can save time, stress less and be more successful.

YOURIKA was born from the idea that every student should be able to learn anything, anywhere, and at anytime.   To accomplish this vision , we have assembled a team of leading experts that are pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence to develop a trailblazing AI Platform that helps online learning providers deliver learning experiences that students want (real-time, personalized, and mobile) at scale.

We are a team of values-driven leaders with experience building winning teams, A.I. technologies, and businesses. Rob Henderson (CEO), has successfully built and led several winning teams including a student platform that scaled to millions of users. Dr. Shady Shehata (CTO), has spent the last 20 years engineering A.I. powered learning platforms – most recently for Desire2Learn (D2L), one of world’s premier learning management companies, where he led both the business intelligence and data teams. Dr. Fakhri Karray (Chief Scientist), has served as the University of Waterloo’s academic advisor for the prestigious Amazon’s Alexa Fellowship (awarded to only four universities worldwide in its first cycle including University of Waterloo, Carnegie Mellon University and John Hopkins University). He is the Loblaws Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Waterloo and the co-director of the Artificial Intelligence Institute.

AI Platform

Use AI to deliver online learning services at scale.


Our AI-powered Intelligent Learning as a Service (ILaaS) platform enables online learning providers to generate better student outcomes efficiently. Our partners use our platform to increase profits, gain market share, and/or help more students.


The platform, powered by the latest AI methods and models, makes real-time and personalized learning possible.  We call it intelligent learning, and it is transforming the way we learn.

Our Partners

We partner with industry leaders that share our vision to use AI to create better learning experiences for more students globally.

Solutions for online learning providers

Deliver Real-time and Personalized Learning Content at Scale

Today’s student requires on-demand learning experiences that are tailored to their speficic needs.  Integrate our ILaaS platform with your learning content to deliver experiences that your student customers want – at scale.


Intelligent Knowledge Assistants (IKA)

When students are learning something online, they are often doing it when they are alone and often have a question about the content that they are consuming.   The challenge: instructors aren’t readily available to respond to student questions or help requests.   Through an IKA, e-learning providers can ensure students questions are answered in real-time through an intelligent chatbot, ensuring they don’t disengage with the content.


Virtual AI powered Math Tutors

For online tutoring service providers that want to ensure accuracy, reduce lag, and maximize profits.  Our AI powered math tutors are intelligent chatbots that can engage with your students over messaging or through your own learning application.   Now available for most high school, university, and college level math.  Want to see an AI-powered tutor in action?  Watch a demo here.

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YOURIKA Joins Prestigious Amazon Alexa Accelerator, Powered By TechStars

Waterloo Start-up One of Nine Companies Worldwide Selected to Participate in Prestigious Program JULY 24, 2019 (WATERLOO, ON) – Waterloo EdTech start-up YOURIKA […]

YOURIKA invited to participate in Microsoft Global Education

We were excited to be invited by Microsoft to participate in their annual Global Education Summit February 11 -15 to demonstrate our platform […]

YOURIKA Featured on Front Page of The Record

We were honored and humbled to have YOURIKA featured on the front-page of the Waterloo Record this weekend. Terry Pender did a great […]

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HQ: 295 Hagey Blvd, West Entrance, Waterloo, Ontario
Toronto: 4211 Yonge Street, Suite 402
Seattle: 1100 NE Campus Parkway, Suite 200