"I've met a lot of amazing female entrepreneurs. I know that they might have encountered some challenges, but their experience and their drive has just pushed them into just pursuing what they love, and they're now having all this success. And if they can do that, you can definitely do so as well."
We look forward to soon bringing you the career journey of Alliv Samson. Alliv is Co-Founder and COO of Kami, an app that offers cloud-based tools which allow teachers and students to annotate, edit and collaborate on digital documents – ultimately to help classrooms go paperless.
Alliv grew up in the Phillipines where she studied Computer Science for her first degree. She then immigrated to NZ with her family and completed a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Political Studies and Media Studies at the University of Auckland. It was here that her entrepreneurial journey really started in 2013 when looking for a better way to take lecture notes collaboratively while studying. There, Alliv created Kami along with three other co-founders. Kami is one of the fastest growing edtech companies in the world. It has over 20 million users globally and is a much-loved product. Alliv herself was a New Zealander of the Year Young New Zealander Semi-Finalist in 2019 and New Zealand Women of Influence Awards Finalist 2018.