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Aktana is a company operating in AI-enabled decision support for the global life sciences industry. Its proprietary platform harnesses machine learning algorithms to enable commercial teams to seamlessly coordinate and optimize multichannel engagement with healthcare professionals.

HQSan Francisco, US
Employee Ratings4.8

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2020)217

Key People/Management at Aktana

David Ehrlich

David Ehrlich

President and Chief Executive Officer
Clay Hausmann

Clay Hausmann

Chief Marketing Officer
Derek Choy

Derek Choy

Co-Founder; Vice President of Products
John Dyson

John Dyson

Gary Kurtzman

Gary Kurtzman

Richard van Hoesen

Richard van Hoesen

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Aktana Office Locations

Aktana has offices in San Francisco, Fort Washington, Shanghai, Minato City and in 2 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
207 Powell St 8th Floor, San Francisco
Fort Washington, US
Highland Office Center, 550 Pinetown Rd
Shanghai, CN
1807 1380, North Shanxi Road
Minato City, JP
Building 8F, 5-chōme-7-17 Minamiaoyama
Barcelona, ES
Ronda de Sant Pere, 52, Ático
Gerrards Cross, GB
Building 1, Chalfont Park
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Aktana Financials and Metrics

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Aktana total Funding

$71 m

Aktana latest funding size

$21 m

Time since last funding

4 months ago

Aktana investors

Aktana's latest funding round in September 2019 was reported to be $21 m. In total, Aktana has raised $71 m
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Aktana grabs $20 mln from CIBC

CIBC Innovation Banking has provided $20 million in debt financing to San Francisco-based Aktana, a provider of decision support for global life science companies. Aktana is backed by HLM Venture Partners, Leerink Partners, SafeGuard Ventures and Starfish Ventures. CIBC has offices in Atlanta, Austi…

Aktana Blogs

Bayer and Aktana at VECMS: Creating the Customer-Centered Commercial Model with Intelligent Engagement

This year’s European Veeva Commercial and Medical Summit welcomed more than 1,300 professionals from the life sciences industry in Barcelona. At the event, Gerhard Arnhofer, VP, Head of Integrated Multichannel Marketing at Bayer, and David Ehrlich, CEO of Aktana, presented how Bayer is partnering wi…

Compensating the AI-Directed Sales Force

It’s a topic that will only become more pressing as artificial intelligence (AI) solidifies its status as a “must-have” tool for sales teams across industries. From financial services to life sciences, companies are working to not only define new compensation structures, but also overcome operationa…

AI is a Must-Have for Life Sciences Commercial Teams: Aktana CEO David Ehrlich Interviewed on The Bio Report

Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to the commercial process in the biopharmaceutical industry is rapidly becoming a critical success factor in organizations. In a recent interview on The Bio Report podcast, Aktana CEO and President David Ehrlich sat down with host Danny Levi…

Aktana Becomes Great Place to Work Certified™

We’re pleased to announce that Aktana is officially Great Place to Work Certified™. Using validated employee feedback gathered with Great Place to Work’s rigorous, data-driven methodology, the certification confirms our employees believe Aktana is a great place to work. Great Place to Work is the gl…

Intelligent Engagement in the LatAm Market: Q&A with Eduardo Alonso, Aktana Head of Customer Success

The Veeva Commercial Summit in Sao Paulo is right around the corner, and we’re getting ready by sitting down with one of the newest members of our customer success team, Eduardo Alonso. With 21 years experience working at major pharmaceutical companies and consulting firms in Brazil, Eduardo has a w…

Aktana Co-Founder Named Among 100 Most Inspiring People in Life Sciences by PharmaVoice

Derek Choy recognized as a leader in facilitating intelligent HCP engagement for sales and marketing SAN FRANCISCO, CA — August 6, 2019 —  Today, Aktana, the pioneer in AI-enabled decision support for global life science companies, announced that Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Derek Choy was…
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Aktana Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Aktana founded?

    Aktana was founded in 2008.

  • Who are Aktana key executives?

    Aktana's key executives are David Ehrlich, Clay Hausmann and Derek Choy.

  • How many employees does Aktana have?

    Aktana has 217 employees.

  • Who are Aktana competitors?

    Competitors of Aktana include DMT Development Systems Group, Mixmax and Conga.

  • Where is Aktana headquarters?

    Aktana headquarters is located at 207 Powell St 8th Floor, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Aktana offices?

    Aktana has offices in San Francisco, Fort Washington, Shanghai, Minato City and in 2 other locations.

  • How many offices does Aktana have?

    Aktana has 6 offices.