Olivia Humphrey is Founder and CEO of Kanopy, the leading film streaming platform for public libraries and universities.
Combining her years of experience in media rights management and global entertainment with a love for independent film, Olivia started Kanopy in Australia in 2008, mailing DVDs to universities in need of thought-provoking films. Kanopy’s unique focus on indie films gained an enthusiastic audience, spurring Olivia to pivot into an online streaming business to address a wider market.
With a rapidly growing user base, Olivia moved Kanopy’s headquarters to the tech haven of San Francisco where she gathered a talented team and partnered with investor group L Squared to propel Kanopy into a profitable, global brand available to millions of viewers through public libraries and universities.
As CEO, Olivia continues to lead Kanopy with the motto of Thoughtful Entertainment and a passion for sharing the films that inspire, challenge perspectives, and bring people together.