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2020 saw a lot of changes to the world and employee management, welfare and engagement was greatly impacted as well. With all these changes and the pandemic still ravaging many parts of Southeast Asia, we asked hrtech founders and entrepreneurs to look back at the year and share what 2020 was like for hrtech.

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Bringing training further through digitalisation

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges to the education and training industry, a sector which has valued face-to-face interactions and, as such, has tended to resist digitalisation. With rules and restrictions aimed at reducing social contact implemented as a response to the pandemic, the sector has been impacted at all levels, from infant and childcare services to corporate training for adults.


Announcing the winners for the ORIGIN Innovation Awards 2020: [Startup Awards] – EduTech

TechNode Global has announced the winners for the first edition of ORIGIN Innovation Awards. 2020 winners include early-stage startups, venture capital firms, corporates, community builders, and influential individuals. Close to 400 contenders from 18 countries across the Asia Pacific region participated. 

ACKTEC redesigns learning

Four years ago, Rayvan Ho went door to door to 20 schools, hoping to sell virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) content to enhance the learning experience. However, no one bought the idea. “Nobody [then] believed digitalisation is the way, because a lot of people feel that this violates or dilutes the content, and it’s not a way of learning,” Ho, the founder and CEO of education technology start-up ACKTEC Technologies, told The Edge Singapore in a recent interview.

Shortlisted for Most Promising Innovation in SG:D Techblazer Awards

SG:D Techblazer Awards 2020 is the nation’s highest accolade for tech innovation and aims to provide recognition and endorsement to Singapore-based organisations that have exemplified the spirit of innovation in their development of tech products and services, or their use of tech to achieve excellence.

In this third run of the Techblazer Awards, ACKTEC is proud to be shortlisted for the Most Promising Innovation Award. With KQwest and Ackteclearn, ACKTEC hopes to create a conducive ecosystem to bridge training partners, learners and growing market needs.

Mobile learning is the way forward

The next iteration of workplace learning may take place through your smartphone, according to edupreneur Rayvan Ho, the CEO of ACKTEC Technologies. And that will in turn change when, how, and how effectively we learn.

Singaporean edtech startup ACKTEC receives investment to scale an immersive learning marketplace across Asia

Edtech startup ACKTEC Technologies, announced that they have received investment from a prominent family office to scale ACKTEC’s new online learning product — ACKTEC KQwest, a learning marketplace that connects industrial partners that are developing accredited, immersive-learning courses with learners across Asia. The investment will accelerate ACKTEC Technologies’ growth, in line with its vision to serve 100 million learners with over 10,000 enterprise-grade learning contents.

Learn how ACKTEC is making immersive learning accessible for enterprises

This is where ACKTEC Technologies is trying to change the world through their immersive technology platform. We had a chance to speak to their CEO Rayvan Ho about their latest round of funding, their work in the industry and how they plan to scale throughout the world.

Edutech startup ACKTEC raises funding

ACKTEC its learning marketplace KQwest connects industrial partners that are developing accredited, immersive-learning courses with learners across Asia.

How bite-sized immersive learning keeps corporate learners coming back for more

In Mind Your Business, Howie Lim spoke to Rayvan Ho, co-founder and CEO of ACKTEC about how bite-sized immersive learning keeps corporate learners coming back for more.

How Immersive Learning experience helping educators with Rayvan Ho

How they are bringing innovation to Immersive Learning with the use of Interactive Animations, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, 3D Contents to enhance learning competencies for all levels of learners.

Vocational training and how we bring Singapore content in

As Singapore’s first company to export vocational training content and services, ACKTEC has provided one-stop solutions and products for vocational training to several Southeast Asian countries, toC and ToB.