Our Story

In 2014, Parth Khanna (Chief Executive Officer), Kapil Kalra (Chief Revenue Officer), and Kumar Erramilli (Chief Technology Officer) founded ACTO. Inspired by the phrase “Act Today” and the desire to help people be their best selves, ACTO began as an industry agnostic corporate training mobile app.

In 2016, ACTO decided to focus exclusively on solving the life sciences industry’s toughest challenges. By December 2018, Parth, Kapil and Kumar deeply analyzed over 5,700 pharmaceutical and medical device sales rep behaviors, and talked to 900+ industry leaders, to create the next generation of learning technology for life sciences.

2014

ACTO was founded on July 21, 2014 as an industry agnostic solution, on proven learning pedagogies of microlearning and action-based learning to drive behavior change and employee engagement

2015

Angel Round to find a product-market fit and build an enterprise-grade technology

2016

ACTO decides to focus exclusively to the needs of the life sciences industry

2017

ACTO’s seed funding with VCs; MaRS IAF, Extreme Venture Partners and Panache commences

2018

ACTO gathers a select cohort of industry leaders to create an innovative, disruptive solution for education in life sciences

2019

ACTO continues to gain significant traction as the life sciences industry’s learning technology of choice

2020

ACTO announces USD 11.5 million Series A funding, acquires 2 companies: Scrimmage and CoHealth, and closes off 2020 with 5x growth since 2018

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100+ Companies
100,000+ Learners
100+ Countries

Awards & Recognition

Regional Winner of Tech in Motion’s Timmy Award for “Best Tech for Good”

Gold in the Cloud Platform category

Silver in the “Innovation in Sales – Technology industries” category

Best Advance in Learning Management Measurement/ Business Impact Tools

ACTO, Axiom, and AstraZeneca won the LTEN Industry Partnership Award for the Triple A Initiative

Finalist with Philips Respironics in the “Innovation” category

Silver with Philips Respironics for the “Best Unique or Innovative Learning Program”

Bronze with Teleflex for the “Best Advance in Learning Technology Implementation”

ACTO’s founders selected as PM360 ELITE (Pharma Marketing) Entrepreneurs

ACTO’s founders selected as PM360 ELITE (Pharma Marketing) Disruptors

Finalist with AstraZeneca for the “Most Promising MVP/Pilot”

Finalist with Philips Respironics for the “Most Valuable Data & Insights Initiative”

Finalist with AstraZeneca for the “Most Valuable Collaboration”

Best Workplace for Start-Ups in Canada 2020

Finalist for Tech in Motion’s Timmy Award for “Best Tech Work Culture”

Company of the Year

Emerging Entrepreneur 2018 Regional Finalist

Best Workplace for Today’s Youth in Canada 2020

Best Workplaces in Ontario 2020