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3 Million Milestone: 8,000 K-12 Schools in the US are Going Paperless with Kami

Today, we are excited to announce our community has grown to more than three million Kami users — more than 500,000 whom use Kami every month. Our community also continues to spread over K-12 schools across the United States, with over 8,000 schools using Kami in the classroom.

As you have worked digitally and connected with others, you have formed a collaborative community, sharing knowledge and learning in real time from anyone in the world.

Whether you are a teacher, a student, or a professional, every page you load on Kami also helps the environment. Together, we have saved over 10,000 trees by opting to go paperless, with over 40 million documents loaded on our app.

Moreover, to all the educators who made school work more accessible, thank you. You have not only welcomed technology to your classrooms but have also encouraged better communication and active participation amongst your students.

Together, we are building the future of paperless classrooms and workplaces. We cannot wait to see what this beautiful collaboration brings.

Kami – Paperless Classroom Hero

About Kami
Kami is a cloud-based PDF and document viewer and annotation app. It is available on the web via and in Google Marketplace: G Suite Apps Marketplace and Google Chrome Web Store with over 5 million installs.

Kami is an Auckland and San Francisco-based tech startup founded in 2013 by Hengjie Wang (CEO), Alliv Samson (COO), and Jordan Thoms (CTO). Kami’s beta version, previously known as ‘Notable PDF’, was launched in mid-2015. Kami is a Google Partner and a 2015 New Zealand Innovation Awards winner.

With Bob Drummond as the Chairman, Kami is backed by Silicon Valley and New Zealand investors, which include: Sam Altman (President, Y Combinator), Scott Nolan (Founders Fund), Right Side Capital Management, LLC (San Francisco), Sparkbox Ventures (New Zealand), efu Investment (New Zealand), New Zealand Venture Investment Fund, Flying Kiwi Angels (New Zealand) and prominent Australian and New Zealand angels.

Kami by the numbers

  • Founded in 2013
  • Beta version launched in 2015
  • 3 Million signed up users
  • 500,000 Monthly Active Users
  • 5 Million installs in the Google Chrome Web Store and G Suite Apps Marketplace
  • 8,000 K-12 schools in the United States

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Alliv Samson is Kami Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer. Follow Alliv at @allivsamson