Classroom app is fastest growing company in New Zealand

(Last Updated On: November 9, 2021)

Kami, an Auckland-based digital classroom platform that allows teachers and students to interact and collaborate with each other, has topped the 2021 Deloitte Fast 50 index, with 1,177 per cent revenue growth over the past three years.

With a name meaning paper in Japanese, the company was founded in 2013 by University of Auckland students Hengjie Wang, Jordan Thoms, and Alliv Samson, who were looking for a way to digitally streamline their note-taking. The service is now used in around 180 countries, and by more than 30 million teachers and students.

“You hear all of these big startup funding announcements and Kami was certainly not one of these,” said Wang. “But despite this, we have shown the world that achieving this level of growth and the impact that we have is possible from little old New Zealand.”

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INTERFACE November 2021

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