“I Wish I Took Up More Space” - Alexandra Kammer on Building Confidence as a Female Founder

On this episode of The SaaS Operator Podcast, we hosted Alexandra Kammer. She is co-founder of Aivy, an HR tech company that streamlines hiring for startups. This episode covers what happens behind the scenes at Aivy & their three-step pre-hiring process.

Alexandra walks us through her journey from graduate school to co-founding her startup. She also gives us the gist of her experience on Germany's Shark Tank, Die Höhle der Löwen. 

Alexandra’s story is one of overcoming self-doubt caused by sexism and embracing confidence.  We hope you find it as empowering as we did.

Tune in to learn about: 
~ Alexandra’s journey from grad school to Germany's Shark Tank
~ How Aivy helps startups speed up their pre-hiring process
~ Thriving as a female founder amidst sexism
~ Overcoming insecurity and building confidence

  • (00:00) - Intro
  • (00:10) - What Aivy does
  • (01:21) - Aivy's three-step pre-hiring process
  • (03:18) - Aivy’s growth so far: choosing sustainable growth over hypergrowth
  • (04:54) - Distribution of the product and GTM teams at Aivy
  • (06:14) - Aivy's transition from enterprise onboarding to self-serve
  • (07:29) - How early clients influenced Aivy’s path
  • (09:13) - Leveraging Aivy's First Mover Advantage
  • (10:25) - Going from grad school to startup
  • (13:06) - Experience at Die Höhle der Löwen (Germany’s Shark Tank)
  • (14:43) - Thriving as a female founder amidst gender bias
  • (16:30) - Struggles with early hires and how they solved that
  • (18:42) - If she had to start all over, what would Alexandra do differently?
  • (20:05) - Where to find Alexandra and Aivy online

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Mentioned In The Episode
Aivy.app - HR SaaS for 5x better pre-selection.
ReactSquad.io - React.js Agency for Startups

Nikolas Chapoupis


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Nikolas Chapoupis
Nikolas Chapoupis
Founder of EarlyNode & ReactSquad.io (React Agency for SaaS Startups)
“I Wish I Took Up More Space” - Alexandra Kammer on Building Confidence as a Female Founder
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