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Axonify Experiences Record Growth in 2017; Solidifies Position as Only Microlearning Platform Trusted by Global Business Leaders

Posted on: December 21, 2017

Company reports 958% ARR growth since 2013, serving over 1 million users in 95 countries

December 21, 2017 – WATERLOO, ON – Axonify, the company behind the only microlearning platform built for business, announced today that the company has experienced significant growth in 2017. Achieving results and building momentum in key areas across the organization including customer acquisition, retention, and product innovation, Axonify also moved into its new headquarters in Waterloo, ON and significantly increased the size of its workforce.

“Our growth in 2017 signifies that business leaders and forward-thinking L&D professionals now recognize the major impact that corporate learning, done in the right way, can have on the overall success of their organization. Our platform has become an indispensable tool for those who need to drive performance through their people to stay competitive,” said Carol Leaman, President and CEO of Axonify.

Marking milestones – Axonify’s 100th software release, a growing customer base, new corporate HQ, and award-wins

Product: 100th release and a focus on micro content

In mid-December, Axonify released the 100th version of its software. The year saw some of the most significant advancements to the platform to date with a strong focus on microlearning content.  The introduction of an entire content creation experience within the platform and the launch of the Axonify Content Exchange, a vast library of off-the-shelf micro content and reinforcement questions, helps customers quickly and easily deliver learning sessions that are built to drive performance.

New & Existing Customers: Solving business problems across industries

In 2017, Axonify grew its customer base across key segments including retail, manufacturing, logistics, finance and insurance by adding top brands including: American Tire Distributors, Grace Hotels, Mutual of Omaha and O’Reilly Auto Parts. These companies join an existing roster of forward thinking organizations including: At Home Décor Stores, Bloomingdale’s, John Hancock, Johnson and Johnson, Manulife Financial, Northgate Gonzalez Market, and Toyota among others.

Corporate Expansion: A new HQ and growing workforce

To support Axonify’s aggressive growth trajectory, the company moved its corporate headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada to a 30,000 square foot industrial office space on Phillip Street. The company also added more than 50 new employees across all functions surpassing 140 employees, with plans to hire another 40 employees in 2018.

Awards: Industry Recognition

Axonify was recognized with 25+ awards in 2017 for business growth, corporate culture and impact on modernizing employee learning, including:

  • PROFIT500 – ranked #25 fastest growing company in Canada
  • Deloitte Fast 50 & Fast 500 – ranked among the fastest growing companies in Canada
  • Aon Hewitt Best Employer Award
  • Great Place to Work – Best Workplace in Technology
  • Learning Technologies Awards –Company of the Year (Silver)
  • Learning Awards UK – Best Onboarding Programme of the Year (Finalist)
  • Training Industry Top 20 Awards – To 20 Learning Delivery Tool; Top 20 Gamification Company; Top 20 Health and Safety Training
  • Chief Learning Officer – Learning In Practice Award (Silver)
  • Retail Innovation Award – Bloomingdale’s

Looking forward to 2018

“In 2018, we will take our platform even further,” said CEO Carol Leaman. “By empowering our customers to measure and predict the impact of learning in ways that just haven’t been possible before – corporate learning is about to become a very meaningful contributor to business success, and we couldn’t be more excited!”

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About Axonify

With the Axonify platform, you do more than train people. You drive employee performance that impacts results. In only minutes a day, your people log-in to get the right learning, at exactly the right time, so they can do the right things for your business. What makes us different? Our platform uniquely combines adaptive microlearning, brain science and gamification to make learning sessions irresistible, and ingrain knowledge deep enough to change behavior on the job. But what really sets Axonify apart is our ability to help you measure learning’s direct impact on business results. Finally, you have a way to tie learning through to behaviors that impact the things that matter most.

For more information, please contact:

Meaghan Kay, PR Manager
Axonify Inc.
Email: mkay(at)
Tel: 519-585-1200 x257